Extended Audio Sample

Download Clockwork Angels: The Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Clockwork Angels: The Novel, by Kevin J. Anderson Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (686 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Neil Peart Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469228983
Regular Price: $14.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

International bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson teams up with Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart to expand the story set out in Clockwork Angels, the twentieth studio album by the legendary rock band.

For more than two centuries, the land of Albion has been ruled by the supposedly benevolent Watchmaker, who imposes precision on every aspect of life. Young Owen Hardy from the village of Barrel Arbor dreams of seeing the big city and the breathtaking Clockwork Angels that dispense wisdom to the people, maybe even catching a glimpse of the Watchmaker himself.

Hardy watches the steamliners drift by, powered by alchemical energy, as they head toward Crown City, never dreaming that he is already caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos, between the Watchmaker and his nemesis, the Anarchist. Owen’s journeys begin at a fabulous carnival with clockwork wonders beyond his imagination, taking him aboard airships, far into the Redrock Desert to seek lost cities, through storms at sea to encounters with pirates, and giving him a chance at love.

Clockwork Angels is a remarkable, innovative story unlike any other.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_004107

Quotes & Awards

  • “Very nicely executed.”

    Toronto Star

  • “A grand adventure tale woven with threads of various themes enough to keep it fresh, exciting and engaging.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • “Nostalgic, weird and wonderful.”

    The Globe and Mail

  • “A stunning steampunk adventure.”

    Sci Fi

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 2/15/2014

    " The concept was great, the writing not so much. too much use of song lyrics from past albums of Rush gave the book a "Goofy" feel. I think the band would have been better served letting Neil write it instead of Kevin. Kevin's work is really hit or miss sometimes, I've enjoyed some of his other work but here it seems the "Fan" took over and used every song title and lyric he could squeeze in. took away from the story and the ability of non fans of rush to connect with the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/14/2014

    " I had a hard time getting into this book then all of a sudden, it clicked and I couldn't put it down! Fun read. I felt like I was right there behind Owen Hardy watching everything happen to him. When it was over, I wasn't quite ready... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobby | 2/3/2014

    " This is my first K. Anderson book, so I wasn't sure what to expect going in. But I must say, I've been pleasently surprised thus far and have not been able to put the book down since I picked it up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/2/2014

    " too bad this trip down the lane with Rush couldn't have had better character development..... I had more fun picking out the Rush references..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minda | 1/27/2014

    " Always love me some good dystopian fiction! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ritchie | 1/20/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook as read by Neil Peart. The story kept me interested but it felt like a YA book more than an adult novel. I found he Rush lyrical references to be distracting more than clever. And in the end, nothing has changed in the Grand Design (See? I can shoehorn in Rush references, too.). The protagonist's life has changed but the world at large hasn't changed at all. It's a fun read, especially for the fan of Rush and their LP of the same name but for the casual reader? I don't know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Bassie | 1/16/2014

    " I don't read a lot of steampunk but may read more after Clockwork Angels. I enjoyed this book because I am a huge Rush fan. It was cool reading all the lyrical references to Rush songs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Glenn Curry | 1/15/2014

    " Absolute tripe. Repetitive and shallow. I simply cannot continue reading this book. It's called an exquisitely wrought novel. Who wrote that? Who can possibly believe there is anything exquisite in this painfully forced exercise in banality and stereotyping? And to say that this book has scope is to say that raw tofu has flavor. No, this is mass market pulp. Fans of fantasy and fans of Rush should be offended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/10/2014

    " This was a very well-written and imaginative book which I enjoyed thoroughly. It does, however, lose one star for A. ending too abruptly and B. not wrapping up several important plot points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa Hatheway | 12/14/2013

    " At once whimsical and chilling, a thinly-veiled allegory of order and chaos that will appeal particularly to fans of legendary rock band Rush, but is by no means an exclusive piece of fan-service. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 11/30/2013

    " This was a sort of surreal story of a young man growing up in a "clockwork" society with no excitement and his breaking out of that shell. So well-worth your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 11/20/2013

    " Reminiscent of some of Neil Gaiman's work. Good story with a fantasy-fairy tale feeling to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan Emery | 11/17/2013

    " Great book, loved coming across the Rush lyrics here and there, really goes well with the album. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Kass | 7/6/2013

    " Reminded me of the Book of Job, Owen goes through so much while the two extremes of his world fight for his allegiance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Parsons | 2/18/2013

    " Interesting read. Had the potential to be so much more. The co-author made much mention of Candide in his afterward which sheds light on a few things. Give it a try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/14/2013

    " A very interesting book that was quite a lot of fun to read. Though the story did not progress in the way that I expected, the journey with the characters was well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug Fullerton | 10/20/2012

    " Another Rush fan here. overall I thought this book was o.k. I must say though I nearly gave up on it a few times in the beginning. It was just too slow. It picked up halfway through and turned out to be enjoyable if not memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 10/16/2012

    " Excellent book. Wonderful story. I enjoyed finding all the little "nods" to the Music and Lyrics of "Rush" one of my favorite bands if not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margarita | 10/10/2012

    " A simple storyline which is articulated well with clean, crisp prose. Although the characters aren't exceptionally well developed nor is there anything particularly creative by way of plot development, the concept and images are nicely constructed. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations