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by | Read by Jonathan Davis, James Chen, Eileen Stevens

Science Fiction • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Author Paolo Bacigalupi serves up almost a dozen tales set in dystopian futures in which life is cheap and humans have surrendered to their most base instincts. Be warned, these are disturbing stories, such as “The Fluted Girl,” about a slave society in which women are deformed by science for the amusement of the rich. Even more disturbing is “The Pop Squad,” about a future in which children and motherhood are illegal and they are killed on sight. Brrr. Three narrators perform the works individually, bringing the stories starkly to life. James Chen adds a special touch with his Chinese accent in the performance of “Pocketful of Dharma,” an odd melding of science and religion. The readers craft their performances to wring every ounce of drama from Bacigalupi's words. M.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9220-1 $29.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9222-5 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $24.95


Library Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9221-8 $79.97 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9223-2 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-9224-9 $39.97

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