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Perdido Street Station

China Miéville

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none-not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger-and more consuming-by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon-and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes . . . A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none-not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger-and more consuming-by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon-and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes . . . A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none-not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger-and more consuming-by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon-and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes . . . A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

24h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:52


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:29


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:16


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:53


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:44


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:03


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:53


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:41


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:54


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:47


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:58


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:14


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:32


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:35


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:04


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:52


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:45


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:01


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:03


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:54


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:06


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:19


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:46


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:46


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:46


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:41


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:29


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:54


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:21


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:45


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:10


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:53


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:19


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:57


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:59


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:01


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:55


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:57


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:20


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:50


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:28


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

08:03


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:50


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:03


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:16


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:34


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:26


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:48


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:44


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:28


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:00


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:46


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:29


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:13


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:08


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:34


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:16


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:28


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:07


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:53


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:04


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:53


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:55


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:41


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:33


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:35


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:43


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:46


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

09:39


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

08:31


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

08:51


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

08:08


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:48


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

08:23


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:20


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:24


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:04


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

08:03

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