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    • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 31 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slough of pugnaciously ineluctable ululation

    • By Martin on 21-05-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The City & The City

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 430

    New York Times best-selling author China Mieville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other, real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlof the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twice the city for your money

    • By Nigel on 19-05-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • October

    • The Story of the Russian Revolution
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not a book for audio - good to read only,

    • By DLC on 11-12-17
    • The Story of the Russian Revolution
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 208 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Embassytown

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative and thought provoking

    • By ZX80 on 15-08-11

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Scar

    • New Crobuzon, Book 2
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Stunning, Thought Provoking Read

    • By scotty on 29-04-12

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Last Days of New Paris

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new. It's 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including surrealist theorist André Breton.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Railsea

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to his usual standards

    • By Jaspal on 25-06-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Iron Council

    • New Crobuzon, Book 3
    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, shame about the narration

    • By Simon Roots on 09-03-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Un Lun Dun

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The iron wheel began to spin, slowly at first, then faster and faster. The room grew darker. As the light lessened, so did the sound. Deeba and Zanna stared at each other in wonder. The noise of the cars and vans and motorbikes outside grew tinny. The wheel turned off all the cars and turned off all the lamps. It was turning off London.... Zanna and Deeba are two girls leading ordinary lives, until they stumble into the world of UnLondun, an urban Wonderland where all the lost and broken things of London end up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Teenagers in Neverwhere but uniquely appealing

    • By Sarah on 19-06-13

    Regular price: £27.99

    • This Census-Taker

    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • China Takes a Wrong Turning?

    • By Simon on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £14.99