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Publisher's Summary

This third book in a major series by a best-selling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities.
Tool, a half man/half beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters.... The time is coming when Tool will embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him.
From one of science fiction's undisputed masters comes a riveting audiobook that pulls no punches.
©2017 Paolo Bacigalupi (P)2017 Listening Library
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"Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." ( Los Angeles Times)
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2 out of 5 stars
By forwhyme on 03-15-18

Not as good as the Drowned Cities

What happened to Tool??? He isn't the same character as in previous books. I'm not a fan of the change. It's a very well written book, but not what I was waiting for...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ryan on 01-02-18

Reads like an action movie screenplay.

I'm a little sad I bought this one. It is technically science fiction but the science and cultural aspects are only lightly touched on. It deals with conditioning of soldiers but really misses on it's attempt for greater meaning. The ending is also kind of a non-ending. No greater resolution or profound statement. The whole thing seems a little lacking and repetitive. Bacigalupi's quintessential and profound novel remains Wind up Girl. Everything he has written since seems to be backwash. I will continue to buy his novels though. Another diamond may yet appear.

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