• Engines of Empathy

  • By: Paul Mannering
  • Narrated by: Fiona Thraille
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-09-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dynamic Ram Audio Productions
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

Summary

Until this morning, Charlotte Pudding was almost happy with her life. Apart from her homicidal toaster, dead parents, and general ennui. Well, maybe not that happy. Either way, now that she’s on the run from a shadowy corporation, seeking the secrets of her own family history and tolerating the inanities of a retired god, things are looking a bit more interesting.
©2013 Paper Road Press (P)2014 Paul Mannering
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 21-10-16

Fabulously sarcastic, imaginative adventure.

Fiona Thraille's voice acting really brought this adventure to life. Funny, unique and thought provoking.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Miles Reid-Lobatto on 28-01-15

A wonderfully bizarre and funny adventure

If you could sum up Engines of Empathy in three words, what would they be?

Pure. Unfiltered. Strangeness.

What other book might you compare Engines of Empathy to, and why?

The only thing I could compare it to would be 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' with it's irreverent look at the world of our consumerist society, religion and the dangers of customer service

Which character – as performed by Fiona Thraille – was your favourite?

I'd have to say Drakeforth, she gave him the voice of a man who was truly and stark-staringly insane.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very end. To say anymore would be spoiling all the spoilers.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for something that is truly outlandish and on the short side, this is definitely the audiobook to check out. It was very entertaining once it got started and was very enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
By med c on 04-10-14

Funny sci fi

Any additional comments?

Engines of Empathy is a very funny book. It is set in a world where all the technology runs on empathetic energy and negative emotional can cause dysfunction in the relationship between a person and their gadgets. I really enjoy listening to this audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wen on 20-04-16

Dry Wit at its Best

What did you love best about Engines of Empathy?

The humor, and the cleverness of the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Engines of Empathy?

It's a bit hard to pick one! For me, the best parts were the ones that made me laugh out loud, and it's difficult to pick just one of those!

Which character – as performed by Fiona Thraille – was your favorite?

Charlotte Pudding. She's a great female lead :)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I wouldn't presume to try and write one of those for this. But really, if you mention empathic toasters, what more would you need?

Any additional comments?

I've read Paul Mannering's Tankbread as well as this, and love his writing. I really enjoyed the humor in this book as well as the lack of zombies :) He's now right up there with my favorite funny sci-fi authors.

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