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2.99995310888118 out of 52.99995310888118 out of 52.99995310888118 out of 52.99995310888118 out of 52.99995310888118 out of 5 3.00 (21,326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: China Miéville Narrator: John Le Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The New Crobuzon Series Release Date:
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New Crobuzon is a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. Isaac, a brilliant scientist, is asked by a bird-man Garuda to restore his power of flight. But one lab specimen threatens the whole city. A vividly colored caterpillar eating a hallucinatory drug grows in order to consume all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • China Miéville's cool style has conjured up a triumphantly macabre technoslip metropolis with a unique atmosphere of horror and fascination. PETER HAMILTON
  • It is the best steampunk novel since Gibson and Sterling's. JOHN CLUTE
  • [A] phantasmagoric masterpiece . . . The book left me breathless with admiration. BRIAN STABLEFORD
  • Winner of the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • A 2001 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2001 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • A 2002 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 2002 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by jrodman | 9/9/2015

    " The text of Perdido Street Station has problems of focus, and a lack of reasonable conclusion (the conclusion doesn't work well on any level -- an unhappy ending that made sense would be O.K.) But on top of that, John Lee's read doesn't do the text justice at all. There's plenty of heavily ornate exposition of space and place and smell in the text, but the overwrought speaking of it only makes it feel all the more off-putting. There also cases of getting the tone all wrong. The Ambassador of Hell's voice echoes sound ridiculous, the Construct Council's avatar's waver is annoying, as is the fight between the Handlingers and the Moths, completely failing to identify a scene climax, and repeating elongated sounds and screams over and over. Its a difficult text to do justice, and the strange otherwordly things like the Weaver or the Moths are a challenge, but John Lee does not come close to meeting the challenge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by jrodman | 9/9/2015

    " Narrator so annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bretton | 2/14/2014

    " Amazing book, just takes a little effort to get through the first 1/3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 1/24/2014

    " Perdido Street Station started out a bit slow for me. It is at least partially due to how foreign the world of Bas-Lag, and how much information about the world/city/races/etc. needed to be conveyed. Once the base information was passed on, we got to the meat of the story and things started moving. In the end, I quite enjoyed the story and will be interested to read more of this world. "

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