Angelmaker / Nick Harkaway
“…I have not been in love with a book the way I’m in love with Angelmaker in a long time. This is the Real Thing. I just want to curl up and live inside this book forever. I mean, there’s swashbuckling and spies, bees and automata, gangsters and supervillains, and Women of Consequence. Oh, the Women of Consequence! I love every single one of the characters Harkaway has created, even the ones I love to hate. Even London itself feels more like a character than simply a setting. The whole book just buzzes with life, and I simply adore it to pieces.” ~Book Riot (Ali Colluccio)
"Harkaway's almost-not-quite-realistic world is one in which readers will gladly immerse themselves."
“This is a delightful genre mash-up, the likes of which you are unlikely to find anywhere else…Angelmaker is a beautiful chimera, the sort of pulp fiction novel you can show your snobby literati friends and not fear criticism. This is a thoroughly English novel, from the humor to the characters. Harkaway channels the darkness of that post-9/11 espionage but lightens it with good old fashioned, wholesome British crime. This is a story about coming of age and family, told in a unique voice. Pick this one up, you won’t regret it.” ~SF Signal
“… I had more sheer fun chasing through the sprawling spatial-temporal-cranial alleyways of this brilliant sci-fi coming-of-age comic metathriller than in the pages of any other book I read this year.” ~Booklist (David Wright)
“Time, it seems, is of the essence in most mysteries. That premise is taken a step farther in Nick Harkaway's wonderful novel featuring clockmaker Joe Spork, who inadvertently sets off a doomsday machine while repairing an old clock. Daniel Weyman's performance of this mystical story is terrific. The lilt in his voice engages the listener as he brings the book's wide variety of characters to life. Most memorable is Weyman's portrayal of Spork, who seeks a simple life rather than the life of his gangster father. Weyman's adept use of tone and pacing also defines the personalities of the many secondary characters--from geniuses to crazy monks. He's a joy to listen to. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award ~AudioFile (D.J.S.)