Ship Breaker
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  • 1
    Ship Breaker | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Ship Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1750)
    Performance
    (1435)
    Story
    (1445)

    In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

    A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl

    On it's own, this is a likable book. The characters in Ship Breaker are fine and appropriately likable/hatable, but Bacigalupi has engaged me more dee..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2011 by Ben Capozzi (VA United States)
  • 2
    The Drowned Cities | Paolo Bacigalupi

    The Drowned Cities

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (647)

    In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man - a bioengineered war beast named Tool - who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses.

    Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure

    For my money, Paulo Bacigalupi is one of the few writers of dystopian science fiction right now who's not just channeling the social anomie of the mom..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2012 by Ryan (Somerville, MA, United States)
  • 3
    Tool of War | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Tool of War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Tool, a half man/half beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters....

    great original thoughtful science fiction

    Paolo Bacigalupi continues his drowned cities universe in this book. Readers should probably read drowned cities before listening to this book. Clearl..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2017 by Daniel (Madison, Wisconsin, United States)