The Water Knife

  • von Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Sprecher: Almarie Guerra
  • 14 Std. 5 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist, dives once again into our uncertain future with his first thriller for adults since his multi-award-winning debut phenomenon The Windup Girl.
In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.
When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. There he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with no love for Vegas and every reason to hate Angel, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas refugee who survives by her wits and street smarts in a city that despises everything she represents.
With bodies piling up, bullets flying, and Phoenix teetering on collapse, it seems like California is making a power play to monopolize the life-giving flow of a river. For Angel, Lucy, and Maria, time is running out, and their only hope for survival rests in each other's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

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Kritikerstimmen

"[A]fresh, genre-bending thriller....Bacigalupi weaves an engrossing tale all his own, crackling with edgy style." (Los Angeles Times)
"An ambitious, genre-dissolving thriller and a timely cautionary tale....this epic, visionary novel should appeal to a wide audience." (Publishers Weekly)
"There is a savage beauty to the novel, which makes it one of the best books of 2015 I have read so far." (SFF World)

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Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von The Water Knife besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Ein toller SF Roman, der noch dazu den Südwesten der USA sehr gut einfängt.


Welcher Moment von The Water Knife ist Ihnen besonders im Gedächtnis geblieben?

Angel, pendejo.


Wie hat Ihnen Almarie Guerra als Sprecher gefallen? Warum?

Die Vorleserin variiert subtil und unaufdringlich Stimmlage und Dialekt, und das Tempo ist , dem spannenden Plot angemessen, angenehm flott. Eine der besten Stimmen bisher.


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- Verena

Painful with sharp perspective

This book hurts, but it is impossibly to put down because of its believability. At first, I thought the narrator a strange choice, but within two chapters or became clear that her voice perfectly fits the sharp-edged plot.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 26.05.2015
  • Verlag: Audible Studios