In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker audiobook

In the Garden of Iden: A Novel of the Company

By Kage Baker
Read by Janan Raouf

Blackstone Publishing

The Company Novels: Book 1

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441774330

  • ISBN: 9781441774323

  • ISBN: 9781441774347

  • ISBN: 9781441774378

Runtime: 11.50 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The first novel of Kage Baker’s critically acclaimed, much-loved series, the Company, introduces us to a world where the future of commerce is the past. In the twenty-fourth century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, and trains them to serve the Company, Dr. Zeus, Inc. One of these is Mendoza, the botanist. She is sent to Elizabethan England to collect samples from the garden of Sir Walter Iden. But while there, she meets Nicholas Harpole, with whom she falls in love. And that love sounds great bells of change which will echo down the centuries, and through the succeeding novels of the Company.

Breathtakingly detailed and written with great aplomb, In the Garden of Iden is a contemporary classic of the science fiction genre.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clever…Baker draws a colorful portrait of life in sixteenth-century England. Into this she inserts an unusual mix of mortals, all-too-fallible immortals, and a generous dollop of antic wit.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The prose is compulsively readable—it has the breezy feel of someone casually telling us a story, a feeling I associate with, say, Heinlein at his best…It’s easily on a level with Le Guin’s or Resnick’s first novels.” New York Review of Science Fiction
“So, how do you classify a seriously philosophical time-travel story of a young cyborg’s first love amid religious conflict? As a good read.” Locus
“Baker’s characterizations are robust and detailed, as is her development of the historical setting…[Listeners] will recognize in Baker a fantasist of considerable promise.” Publishers Weekly
“Janan Raouf keeps the narration light and maintains hopefulness in the character of Mendoza, which offsets some of the darkness of the times. With a steady and even pace Raouf keeps the story moving.” AudioFile
“Baker’s witty debut novel is a pip. Full of exquisite descriptions of sixteenth-century England and the Spanish Inquisition, this is a bittersweet tale of a young woman’s first love…Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“A highly impressive and thoroughly engrossing debut.” Kirkus Reviews
“Set both in the twenty-fourth and sixteenth centuries, In the Garden of Iden (the first of Kage Baker’s The Company novels) is a unique historical science fiction romance…It was a lovely performance…I do hope that Blackstone Audio will be producing more of Kage Baker’s The Company novels." FantasyLiterature.com
“The debut of a major talent. Kage Baker is a fresh, audacious, ambitious new voice, wry, jazzy, irreverent, sharp as a razor, full of daring, dash, and élan, sometimes surprisingly lyrical. She is also one hell of a storyteller. If you’re reading something by Kage Baker, fasten your seat belt—you’re in for a wild ride.” Gardner Dozois, editor of The Year’s Best Science Fiction

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Author

Author Bio: Kage Baker

Author Bio: Kage Baker

Kage Baker (1952–2010) was an artist, actor, and director at the Living History Centre and taught Elizabethan English as a second language.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English