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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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Critic Reviews

"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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By jermiahu on 10-24-17

Another Triumph By P.B.

Great trilogy. Sorry that is concluded, but it was a find finish. Paolo, please write another adult novel; your last was Water Knife. I realize that YA literature is where the money is today. As fine as Water 🔪 w were of course Windup Girl. Plus I love the short, Dharma In My Pocket; all adult lit. Please, please tackle​ another environmental novel. You are a significant voice for the near future of the planet under climate change! I will continue to read and listen to anything that you write, but i am waiting your next adult novel.

Your fan,
Jeremy K.
818 640-1547

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By Jake Fahey on 02-04-18


This series keeps getting better and better. I'm Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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