Ship Breaker
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    Ship Breaker | Paolo Bacigalupi

    Ship Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1740)
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    (1426)
    Story
    (1436)

    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.

    ???

    What the heck? This book won so many awards. I don't get it. Simple, characters were ok, plot was very thin...

    Reviewed on March 20 2014 by clifford (United States)
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    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
    (709)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (638)

    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)
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    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
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    (4)
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    (4)

    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....

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