New Crobuzon
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Abridged/Unabridged
(4.2 based on 1866 ratings)
  • 1
    Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1 | China Mieville

    Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

    Not My Cup Of Tea

    As a fan of Sci Fi and Fantasy fiction I have been interested in reading a China Mieville book for some time, I read the young Adult oriented Unlondon..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by David (Berkeley Vale, Australia)
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    Perdido Street Station | China Mieville

    Perdido Street Station

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1206)
    Performance
    (981)
    Story
    (973)

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores.

    Almost brilliant

    Mieville is a literate, imaginative writer and creator of alternate worlds. Picture a baroque, stylized blend of fantasy, steampunk, and dystopian sci..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2010 by Ryan (Somerville, MA, United States)
  • 2
    The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2 | China Mieville

    The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Damian Lynch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    A pirate city hauled across the oceans.... A hidden miracle about be revealed.... These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.

    Fantastic story let down by subpar rendition

    Damian Lynch couldn't ruin one of my favourite books for me, but he gave it a real go. He stumbles and brachiates through the sentences as if each one..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2012 by Matt (Christchurch, New Zealand)
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    The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2 | China Mieville

    The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (379)

    Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage - and escape from horrific punishment.

    There Is No Redemption in the Sea

    Some books just leave a mark on you. In China Mieville’s The Scar, a character is told “Scars are not injuries…a scar is a healing. After injury, a sc..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2015 by Dave (Whittier, CA)
  • 3
    Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3 | China Mieville

    Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Damian Lynch
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming metropolis to the brink. In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope, an undying legend.

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    Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3 | China Mieville

    Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope.

    Quite good

    I loved this book, more than Perdido St Station but much less than The Scar. It did seem like a bit of a reuse of the idea of The Scar, a mobile reneg..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2016 by Dennis ()