By

Read By

David Thorpe

Length

23 hrs and 10 mins

Audiobook Review

Cage of Souls

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Overall
Performance

Dystopia and Satire Are Ideal Cellmates In This Quirky Tale.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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💜Dark, funny, full of twists and turns, this is both dystopia and satire beautifully blended. Then transported to a futuristic wasteland to be imprisoned in the worst place imaginable.

💚I was completely charmed by all the characters and enthralled by the plot. Highly recommended with one caveat - it is slightly longer than it possibly should have been, but hey, more to love.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧David Thorpe's dry, pensive performance made me smile throughout. He has a marked talent for understatement, such that he can make a story about a murderous monster sound no more gritty than an anecdote about cheese.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Okay so if you're old enough to remember the sitcom, Porridge, this is nothing like that except it's humorous and set in a prison. A more recent and pertinent comparison would be the genius wit of Peep Show, which has a similar tone. So imagine Mark and Jez living their best/worst lives in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic hellscape with monsters and mutants. That just about covers it...
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ABOUT

Cage of Souls

THE BLURB

The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity. Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts and into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters and mutants. The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

Humanity clings to life on a dying Earth.

Epic, far-future science fiction from an award-winning author. (less)