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Cage of Souls

Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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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.

©2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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Fantastic from start to finish!

I purchased this book after listening to the Children of Time books hoping it was similar.. It wasn't, but that's not in any way a bad thing. I loved how each stage of his life was completely different from the last, but all meshes together beautiful at the same time. Adrian may be my favorite new writer! EDIT: months on and I've come back to listen to this a further 2 times. This is without a doubt my favorite book.

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Excellent narration

This book was full of nteresting ideas, enjoyable prose, and had fantastic narration. Highly recommended.

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brilliant performance. top quality writing

my only draw back is that the story is a common one, we don't find out a lot of interesting points, and the story, while wondrous, doesn't make me think about anything greater than myself in the same manner that children of time / ruin / dogs of war does

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Fantastic

I absolutely adored Cage of Souls and most books by Adrian. This was an especially interesting look into an imagined future for humanity.

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Another amazing novel by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Somehow dark but funny, meandering yet fascinating, CoS is worth more than one listen.

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Wow

I need more. I have an unbelievably ravenous thirst for more. I will wait. I just need more.

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Not what I expected, but brilliant nonetheless

This was a great book. Dystopian, but not in the sense that elicits gloom in our own times. Rather, this is a thought experiment of the far future infused with a contemporary appreciation of the merits and failings of human nature.

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good

a petty good story teller, dragged out abit but a good story for light listening

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A First Person Plodder

A one person narrative in a far future world. a little one dimensional and hard to listen to on long drives. Action sequences blandly described. I really wanted to like it but the story just plods along and ends without much purpose or resolve. Narration was excellent.

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A great story telling

Always interesting, no annoying over description. Truly easy to enjoy. I would easily recommend to anyone who wants a great classic story