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Publisher's Summary

Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of science fiction. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called The Polity, and with The Gabble - and Other Stories, a collection of marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

No one does monsters better than Neal Asher, so be prepared to discover the lives and lifestyles of such favourites as the gabbleduck and the hooder, to savour alien poisons, the walking dead, the Sea of Death and the putrefactor symbiont.

©2017 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than you'd expect and talks nonsense? If you don't know the answer to that, then 1. You should and 2. You haven't been listening to Neal Asher (see point 1)." (Jon Courtenay Grimwood)

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Great Book

Loved the short stories. Highly recommend to all that like the series. Interesting and informative.

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Absolutely Amazing

These stories greatly expand what I've already read of the Polity. My favourite stories would have to be Softly Spoke The Gabble and Garp and Geronamid. The last one in particular as you hear about Geronamid and he makes and appearance and is mentioned in another book (I can't remember which). I will defiantly be listening to these stories again in the future. I've already listened/read (as I have the physical book) this book at least two times already.

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  • D. P. Reeves
  • 22-11-2017

Great story ,shame about the narration

Another set of great stories by Neal Asher. Worth suffering the poor narration for. It sounds like the narrator is half asleep and the speed is very slow. I could only listen by altering the speed to 125%..