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The Water Knife
- By: Paolo Bacigalupi
- Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
- Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.
Another cracker from Paolo
- By Barry on 10-11-15
Good but not great like 'The Windup Girl'
I did enjoy this but it felt like an episode of a TV series rather than a movie. There were a lot of incidental characters that felt a little underdeveloped (although the main characters were well created and fleshed out.) I feel it could have done with another major story arc to really 'deepen' the story. Still enjoyable - just a little 'empty'. Definitely worth a read or listen though.
The Last Ship
- A Novel
- By: William Brinkley
- Narrated by: Christopher Lane
- Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
The unimaginable has happened: the world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the USS Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain - 152 men and 26 women - to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are the earth's last remaining survivors.
Tragic. Beautifully written
- By Zelda on 01-11-16
Thoughtful deep contemplation on a possible apocal
Where does The Last Ship rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's definitely in the top audiobooks I've read.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Ship?
The wistful reminiscences of the captain juxtaposing the current scenario and world with that of his memories brings into focus what has been lost.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It would be if not for the fact it's ~30 hours long!
Any additional comments?
It's not a super fast based book but it is so well worth the listen, part of the charm is the seeming peace that punctuates the moments of fear and disaster. The narration is fantastic and Christopher Lane's voice is rich and deep but also versatile enough to cover all required situations. Although the book did reach a satisfying conclusion I could have definitely listened to another 30 hours!
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