• Pollen

  • By: Jeff Noon
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Series: Vurt, Book 2
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-25-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first. Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy – but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the city, the pollen count is racing towards 2000 and Sybil is running out of time.
Jeff Noon was born in Manchester in 1957. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, Vurt, was published in 1993 and went on to win critical acclaim and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He went on to write Pollen, set in the same world as Vurt, and many other novels including Automated Alice, Pixel Juice and Needle in the Groove. His latest novel is Channel SK1N. You can find out more about Jeff and his books at www.metamorphiction.com.
©2013 Jeff Noon (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

“Britain’s first star of cyberpunk” (Guardian)
“Great Fun. Read it” (Mail on Sunday)
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By B. A. Ward on 12-21-15

Not a sci-fi but a fantasy

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Perversions aside, this book would have been better classified as a YA novel rather than a science fiction work. There wasn't an ounce of science. The fantasy realm felt very juvenile.

What was most disappointing about Jeff Noon’s story?

The Vurt world was un-fascinating. The lust-infused world fell flat.

What about Maggie Mash’s performance did you like?

She was all-around good.

Was Pollen worth the listening time?

Nope. difficult to finish as I lost interest in the Alice-In-Wonderland parallel universe

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andy Comber on 08-31-17

A fitting sequel

This was a fitting sequel to "Vurt" and although set in the same settings and written in the same style, I had hoped for more references to the original protagonist "scribble" from the first book. Although the characters were linked and the story diverted from the one told in the first book, I found this story less engaging.

Still a good book nonetheless, however I personally found the story less of a page turner so to speak. If you have read vurt, I definitely recommend this sequel too but I enjoyed the first book more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By fraser on 05-13-15

Pollen by Jeff Noon

Would you consider the audio edition of Pollen to be better than the print version?

I have read the printed version and must say that I much preferred it.

What did you like best about this story?

It is a truly great read.

Would you be willing to try another one of Maggie Mash’s performances?

NO, I really did not enjoy her performance, in fact it ruined my enjoyment of the book and may put me off trying further audible books

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

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