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The Gabble - and Other Stories

Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Summary

Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of science fiction. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called The Polity, and with The Gabble - and Other Stories, a collection of marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

No one does monsters better than Neal Asher, so be prepared to discover the lives and lifestyles of such favourites as the gabbleduck and the hooder, to savour alien poisons, the walking dead, the Sea of Death and the putrefactor symbiont.

©2017 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic reviews

"What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than you'd expect and talks nonsense? If you don't know the answer to that, then 1. You should and 2. You haven't been listening to Neal Asher (see point 1)." (Jon Courtenay Grimwood)

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Excellent companion to the Polity series

I don’t normally like short stories as I prefer a full length story that carries you along, I have to say this book changed my mind, it has expanded the mythology of the Polity and given background to some of the novels I have read and I really appreciated the authors notes at the end, that gave me more depth into the authors story and the evolution of his books

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Great story ,shame about the narration

Another set of great stories by Neal Asher. Worth suffering the poor narration for. It sounds like the narrator is half asleep and the speed is very slow. I could only listen by altering the speed to 125%..