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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lionel Shriver Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eleanor Merritt, a do-gooding American family-planning worker, was drawn to Kenya to improve the lot of the poor. Unnervingly, she finds herself falling in love with the beguiling Calvin Piper despite, or perhaps because of, his misanthropic theories about population control and the future of the human race. Surely, Calvin whispers seductively in Eleanor's ear, if the poor are a responsibility they are also an imposition.

Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa - a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort - Lionel Shriver's Game Control is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights the hypocrisy of lofty intellectuals who would save humanity but who don't like people. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Federico Sendel | 2/17/2014

    " Very interesting book. A fascinating novel involving demography... as weird as that sounds. Lionel Shriver is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I'm glad "We need to talk about Kevin" has given her more notoriety. If you read that book, give her others a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina | 2/17/2014

    " Brutally, darkly funny, and has a "happy" ending of sorts, which is a relief! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marketingguy | 2/17/2014

    " The premise of this story is that in order to rescue Africa from its crushing overpopulation, what's needed is a virus that selectively kills teenage African males. Watching Africa as observed with Shriver's penetrating eye, the premise seesm quite credible. The ending is weak, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Yvonne | 1/23/2014

    " Interesting, controversial idea but as a whole was disappointed. "

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