Railsea

  • by China Mieville
  • Narrated by Tom Lawrence
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life. Even if his philosophy-seeking captain can think only of the hunt for the ivory-coloured mole she’s been chasing – ever since it took her arm all those years ago.
When they come across a wrecked train, at first it's a welcome distraction. But the impossible salvage Sham finds in the derelict leads to considerably more than he'd bargained for. Soon he's hunted on all sides: by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters, and salvage - scrabblers.
And it might not be just Sham's life that's about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.

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inventive and highly original. a wonderful story

with beautiful words and imagery - sometimes hard to grasp is ultimately rewarding to listen to. not the deepest story in China's grand arsenal however highly appropriate for a teenage audience and rewarding till the last drop. a great book for both seasoned ready of Mieville or a young audience just getting into steampunk, high fantasy or books I'm general. highly recommended for anyone who values imagination and originality
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio