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Posted on 2011-10-28 at 18:13 by Sam

Zoo City audiobook: front cover

Zoo City audiobook: back cover

Audiobook received: Zoo City By Lauren Beukes Narrated by Justine Eyre From Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio. Currently on sale for $5.24 at Audible.com. I would say more, but I already have my review drafted, and, really, why would I repeat myself? Back cover principle text: ”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 favourite kind of job: missing persons.”

Front cover blurb: “Very, *very* good!” — William Gibson

Back cover blurb: “In Zoo City we have an unfamiliar land full of familiars, a broken city of the near-future peopled with damaged wonders… Lauren Beukes is a marksman in a world of drunken machine-gunners.” — Bill (Fables) Willingham

My (brief) summary: a brilliant, original novel, a well-done audiobook, though Eyre’s accents slip a little here and there — narrating an entire novel in one non-native accent has to be a challenge, and she handled it better than many. Easily a 5-star audiobook and story, 4-star narration. Full review soon.

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