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The City & the City

China Miéville

New York Times bestselling author China Miéville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other-real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own. This is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a shift in perception, a seeing of the unseen. His destination is Beszel's equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the rich and vibrant city of Ul Qoma. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, and struggling with his own transition, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of rabid nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman's secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them and those they care about more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities. Casting shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & the City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

New York Times bestselling author China Miéville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other-real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own. This is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a shift in perception, a seeing of the unseen. His destination is Beszel's equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the rich and vibrant city of Ul Qoma. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, and struggling with his own transition, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of rabid nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman's secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them and those they care about more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities. Casting shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & the City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.
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New York Times bestselling author China Miéville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other-real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined. Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own. This is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a shift in perception, a seeing of the unseen. His destination is Beszel's equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the rich and vibrant city of Ul Qoma. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, and struggling with his own transition, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of rabid nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman's secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them and those they care about more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities. Casting shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & the City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

10h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:41


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:40


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:27