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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,884 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Beukes Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favorite kind of job: missing persons.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beukes’ energetic noir phantasmagoria, the winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award, crackles with original ideas.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Beukes delivers a thrill ride that gleefully merges narrative styles and tropes, almost single-handedly pulling the ‘urban fantasy’ subgenre back towards its groundbreaking roots.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “In Zoo City we have an unfamiliar land full of familiars, a broken Johannesburg of the near future peopled with damaged wonders. Proving her debut novel was no fluke, she writes better than I wish I could on my best day. If our words are bullets, Lauren Beukes is a marksman in a world of drunken machine-gunners, firing her ideas and images into us with a sly and deadly accuracy, wasting nothing, never missing. I’ll follow her career as long as she’s willing to write and I’m able to read.”

    Bill Willingham, creator of Fables

  • “At times the witty and lyrical prose is sheer magic, the story captivating, and the characters exotic, cruel, and beautiful while the backdrop of Johannesburg seethes with hidden, lurking dangers around every corner, Zoo City is quite simply captivating.”

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

  • Winner of the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel
  • A 2011 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karina | 2/17/2014

    " This was a really fun read. It's a great mix of high-brow, low-brow, futuristic, and self-referential types of humor. It's a well-balanced, fast-paced thrill ride through a dystopian near-future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ella | 2/9/2014

    " The best book I've read so far this year. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michelle Cummings | 2/7/2014

    " Not bad, just not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zac Wood | 1/23/2014

    " Again, I enjoyed this but the language and diction were a bit off-putting. I agree that the author was not as good as Lev Grossman, who won the award. "

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