Tigerman

  • by Nick Harkaway
  • Narrated by Matt Bates
  • 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lester Ferris needs a rest. He's spent his life being shot at, and Afghanistan was the last stop on his road to exhaustion. Mancreu is the ideal place for Lester to relax. A former British colony, soon to be destroyed because of its very special version of toxic pollution. But Lester Ferris makes a friend: a street kid with a comicbook fixation who will need a home - who might, Lester hopes, become an adopted son. But in a place like Mancreu, just what sort of hero will the boy need?

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What the Critics Say

"[O]ne of the most enjoyable books I've read in ages… brilliantly entertaining… What a splendid ride." (Guardian on Angelmaker)
"An entertaining tour-de-force that demands to be adored." (Independent on Sunday)

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Customer Reviews

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nice conceit

I liked the mix of plot elements - hubris, nature fiighting back by outevolving us, the manipulated hero. Great fun.
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Less than the sun of its parts

What did you like best about Tigerman? What did you like least?

I liked the core concept, and the main character was attractively drawn. However, the story never really came together for me, and the slightly arch and surreal approach to the setting and action jarred. I couldn't quite believe in it all. And the ensuing left me cold. It was like a rough draft of an Iain Banks novel. Writing is competent though, and the performance by Matt Bates is excellent.


Would you be willing to try another book from Nick Harkaway? Why or why not?

I'd be curious to see if this is representative of his style, so maybe.


Which character – as performed by Matt Bates – was your favourite?

The central character. Nicely done.


Do you think Tigerman needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. It's a self enclosed story to my mind.


Any additional comments?

An idea with potential, never quite realised for me.

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- MTGDUB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio