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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance. Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run. Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darren Cools | 2/6/2014

    " The writing itself left a bit to be desired, but the concept, mood and story were fantastic. Loved it. "

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

    " I would say 3.5 stars. It's a good novel but it has slow points to it that make it seem like the two authors are arguing with which direction the story should go. It's not nearly as cohesive as the other stories they've written together. I look forward to the developing character of Joe Golem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/19/2014

    " Should really be called Molly McHugh and the Drowning City. Not a bad story, though, and the Joe of the title is a good guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremy | 1/9/2014

    " I am a huge Mignola fan. This book lived up to those expectations, however, there were many themes and ideas that seemed repetitive with the author's other works. That is why only four stars instead of five. There was an originality lacking from this work, but for new readers of this author this would be a great ride for sure. "

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