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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (78 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paolo Bacigalupi Narrator: Shondra Marie Publisher: Infinivox Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN:
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Everything is possible in Paolo Bacigalupi's The Fluted Girl. All you ever wanted is here, but it all has a price, and often the physical cost is way too steep. Cell knitters, Revitia treatments, and stolen body parts improve all aspects of the human body. And in Bacigalupi's decadent future world, the goal of all this is simply to enhance one's social standing.

Enter twin girls into this world of capitalistic dreams. With a lifetime of treatments behind them, they are now ready to take to the stage as human flutes in a performance that should delight everyone - everyone, that is, except the twins.

From the moment Shondra Marie's voice submerses you in this world, you will dread the final outcome. This is a tale that lingers well after the hour is up, and you are well advised to re-play it, just to catch all the hints and tricks Bacigalupi uses in making this such a moving tale. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pennie | 10/8/2013

    " The Fluted Girl is fantastic, disturbing and chillingly plausible; all rolled up into an extraordinary short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 8/13/2013

    " Got through most of the short stories. Pocketful of Dharma was great, Fluted Girl was good, the rest are ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzi | 6/25/2012

    " Kind of sick and twisted, but in a subtle way. Kind of a modern-day Frankenstein story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 6/29/2011

    " Fairly good story, though the dystopia portrayed here is sad indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksthailand | 5/19/2011

    " Great ideas and disturbing believability. Set in a future Bangkok that isn't a million miles from the current one, except for Genehacks, crooked cops, megadonts and windup girls. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paraskevi | 5/18/2011

    " This is one of the best books I have read lately. Told from the viewpoint of 5 different people, at first you do not understand the connection between them. Slowly as the story unfolds, that connection slowly unfolds... and in the midst of all is the windup girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 5/12/2011

    " It was a nice piece of futuristic escapism for me. Sometimes the plot and characters seemed a little far fetched. So there was a believability issue. But the author fleshes out the setting beautifully to make a memorable impression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 5/10/2011

    " Seem Paolo knows how to write compelling fiction. At least I hope his dystopian futures don't come to fruition though they feel so close to the surface at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/9/2011

    " Futuristic story taking place in Thailand after the world has changed drastically. Life has been genetically altered, sometimes with disasterous results. Slow start, interesting premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 5/8/2011

    " It's set in an amazing, gritty, despairing world. There is so much to learn about this world, yet we are only shown a small portion. Not a fast read by any means, but rather interesting and thought provoking. "

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About the Author
Author Paolo BacigalupiPaolo Bacigalupi is a Hugo, Nebula, and Michael L. Printz Award winner, as well as a National Book Award finalist. He is also a winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and a three-time winner of the Locus Award. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, and High Country News. He lives with his wife and son in western Colorado, where he is working on a new novel.