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Rosewater

The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Bayo Gbadamosi
Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
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Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel.

Africa's first award for speculative fiction.

John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers.

Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future.

©2017 Tade Thompson (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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"A magnificent tour de force." (Adrian Tchaikovsky) 

"Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!" (Ann Leckie) 

"Mesmerising" (M. R. Carey) 

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  • Tony Swinton
  • 29-09-2018

I absolutely loved this book!

Without wanting to give away spoilers, Tade Thompson has created a unique world and transports you to a believable world where the storyline was gripping holding the listeners interest throughout with a good narrator who is able to cope with place names and accents
A joy to listen to If you are looking for something new download this book
I hope to see more books by Tade Thompson on audio soon

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  • Alan Hooper
  • 15-11-2018

Great SF

A very imaginative storyline with an engaging carust of characters. African setting/ values added to the contrast with western SF.

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  • Nigel
  • 13-11-2018

He knows what you're thinking...

This is an astonishing feat of world-building, plunging you straight into an alien-infected earth half a century after ... something ... happens. It also has a superb central character, over-powered but morally impoverished; and a beautiful evocation of a Nigerian city which only comes to exist because of the miracle-working dome at its heart. Sci-fi meets detective noir, it has genuinely new ideas, yet a hint of so many other genres that it's scope seems enormous. I listened to the first half of this on a six-hour motorway commute, and I was sorry when I had to stop. An extraordinary first novel,