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    • The Windup Girl

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By John on 10-02-11

    Regular price: £21.09

    • Ship Breaker

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    Regular price: £21.09

    • The Water Knife

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another cracker from Paolo

    • By Barry on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Tangled Lands

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two unequal authors writing two unequal stories

    • By Robert on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Doubt Factory

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best-selling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Pump Six and Other Stories

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Eileen Stevens, James Chen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Tool of War

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Drowned Cities

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown

    • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes - from food safety to racism and immigration - and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink.

    Regular price: £24.39