Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton audiobook

Hollow Kingdom

By Kira Jane Buxton
Read by Robert Petkoff

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9781538745823
10.18 Hours Unabridged
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One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education. Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.

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Summary

Summary

A BookPage Top Pick for August in Fantasy Novels

One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This genre-bending novel is entirely its own creation, to be sure…[a] wild mashup of tones, themes, and flawed anthropomorphic heroes…[shaped by] movies, TV, books, and music.” Entertainment Weekly
“Buxton’s hilariously philosophical and formidable first novel tackles humankind’s most existential questions.” BookPage
“A thoroughly enjoyable account of the end of the world as we know it. The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead." Karen Joy Fowler, PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author
“It’s transformative, poignant, and funny as hell. The irrepressible, cursing crow is my new favorite apocalyptic hero.” Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Kira Jane Buxton

Author Bio: Kira Jane Buxton

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English