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In this novel, China Mieville explores the wider reaches of the complex world he created in Perdido Street Station. The device is Armada, a floating pirate city on a mysterious mission that takes it across the oceans and past many strange lands. Mieville creates a wonderfully rich and complex environment, especially when delineating the political rivalries among the neighbourhoods of Armada. It's not an easy listen as it demands your concentration, and possibly the end doesn't live up to the journey, but it's a majestic journey nonetheless.
The reader is very good, but isn't very skilled at female voices, which is slightly irritating for a novel with a female protagonist...
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What made the experience of listening to The Scar the most enjoyable?
The endless and twisting ingenuity of Mieville - like being in the mirror dimension of classic fantasy, except the darkness beyond is constantly pulling you in. Great!
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scar?
So many scenes. Armada is a true treat. The floating city of continually unfolding secrets. The hidden behind the scenes political plotting, you truly get the sense that it is a living, breathing place connected to the greater world.
Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Great job - solid all the way through.
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