New Crobuzon
Books in series3
Abridged/Unabridged
(4.0 based on 494 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
    (278)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (177)

    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.

    Flawed. Overlong. Masterful.

    This book badly needed a more authoritative editor. The description passages are far too long. The author uses words like "bathetic", "vertiginous" an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 January 2012 by Will (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • 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
    (138)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    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.

    A Stunning, Thought Provoking Read

    China Mieville has got to be one of the hardest working authors I've ever read. He puts stunning little side plots and nuggets into his fiction that w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 April 2012 by scotty (cannock, United Kingdom)
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    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.

    Excellent story, shame about the narration

    I didn't enjoy Railsea as much as I'd hoped, but Iron Council was everything I've come to expect from China Mieville. What almost completely ruined it..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 March 2015 by Simon Roots ()