最初の1冊は無料。今すぐ聴こう。

30日間の無料体験後は月会費1,500円。いつでも退会できます。

OR
カートに追加済み

批評家のレビュー

"Evocative, thought-provoking... I'll read anything she writes." (Omnivoracious)

"Vivid and disturbing." (Publishers Weekly)

"A terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day.... Imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real." (RT Book Reviews)

あらすじ・解説

From one of the most powerful writers in modern fiction comes a dystopian vision of a world where money reigns supreme, and nothing is so precious that it can't be bought.... 

The penalty for Dani Cumali's murder: £84,000.  

Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.  

These days, there's no need to go to prison - provided that you can afford to pay the penalty for the crime you've committed. If you're rich enough, you can get away with murder.  

But Dani's murder is different. When Theo finds her lifeless body, and a hired killer standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can't let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet.  

Someone is responsible. And Theo is going to find them and make them pay.  

Perfect for fans of speculative fiction such as The Handmaid's Tale and Never Let Me Go, Claire North's moving and unnerving new novel will resonate with listeners around the world.

Previous books by Claire North: 

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August 
  • Touch
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope 
  • The End of the Day 

By the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:  

  • A Madness of Angels
  • The Midnight Mayor
  • The Neon Court
  • The Minority Council
  • The Glass God
  • Stray Souls
©2018 Claire North (P)2018 Hachette Audio

同じ著者・ナレーターの作品

84Kに寄せられたリスナーの声

カスタマーレビュー:以下のタブを選択することで、他のサイトのレビューをご覧になれます。

レビューはまだありません。
並べ替え:
絞り込み:
  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • OJA
  • 2018/06/08

Oddball Story

An interesting take on a dystopian near future with capitalism run amuck, and a rapacious, corrupt government to boot. The story was clever and engaging, and the central character’s flawed anti-hero persona well developed. The highly-illustrative detail woven throughout the story is remarkable, as was the layered commentary on contemporary society that was subtly injected from time to time. However, I found that the attempts at seamless flash forwards and flashbacks resulted in a severely disjointed telling of the tale, often bordering on confusion.

The voice actor’s narration had a sing-song, rhythmic lilt that was hard to ignore - perhaps an attempt to channel the oddball nature of the story. I think most will either love it or hate it, but you WILL notice it - something I’m not sure is a positive in an audio book. I found it distracting, and often difficult to hear the end of sentences because his voice frequently trailed off, or so it seemed, with the odd cadence. That said, I thought he perfectly captured the various emotions, and had a superb command of the regional accents and affectations of the different social classes. It is noteworthy that he was able to so convincingly voice both male and female characters of varying ages - something with which most narrators struggle.

In conclusion, not necessarily 5 stars, but not a waste of a credit either. All in all, a decent “read”.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • clifford
  • 2019/11/06

OMG this is bad

First. I have so much respect for Claire North. She constantly tries to break boundaries with her thoughts and writing. I am grateful that she is a practicing author.

Second. This is a horrible horrible book. Maybe one of the worst I have ever tried to get through. I couldn't finish. The writing is just so far out there. North tries to create a world straight out of Big Brother. A 'dystopian future'. I'm not sure if it worked very well because I could never get past the new way of using the English language she is so wrapped up in here. The writing style is so removed from contemporary fiction comparing 84k to (example) Heinlein is like comparing Heinlein to a 15th century Moorish monk writing poetry. What I'm trying to say is "your not going to understand very much".

Maybe I am being a little hard. I kept falling asleep while listening to this book. So I may have missed essential early parts.
This is a story well worth avoiding. And that is from someone who admires North as a writer.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tiama
  • 2018/05/31

Fantastic!!

Loved this book!! The writing is so good— engaging yet poetic and I couldn’t stop listening. The narration was spot on. Can’t recommend enough!!

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • kelly
  • 2018/07/07

patience I guess

I started the first 3 chapters over 4 or 5 times. I just could not get into this book. I listened to 6/7 chapters and gave up, got my credit returned. I hate writing bad reviews, matter of fact this is my first one.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Simon
  • 2021/10/10

Brilliant

This is my first Catherine Webb (Claire North) book. This book is brilliant dystopian fiction. She presents a disturbing vision of the end run of capitalism. I will be reading the rest of her books. Peter Kenny is the best narrator. I first encountered him with the Iain M. Banks Culture series. Searching based on his narration led me to the brilliant Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski and now Catherine Webb. Thank you.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Chantelle
  • 2021/09/14

Maybe just read 1984

I just discovered Claire North and I absolutely loved the Burning age. I tried this one next and it was just okay. Take George Orwell’s 1984 and put the timeline in a blender. The author plays with the concept of time by jumping back and forth in the story line which is an interesting idea but was quite confusing. I think it may translate better in book form? By the end I was so annoyed with the trailing sentences I didn’t bother to finish. Thankfully I just picked up The First Fifteen Lives and I’m enjoying it. Pass on this one if you are just starting your Claire North journey

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Kendall Jefferson
  • 2021/03/29

$84k

84K That’s the crime fee that should be assessed. I listened for 2 hours, that I will never get back. Horrible.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lawrence R. Spencer
  • 2019/06/18

84K IS THE "1984" OF A CAPITALIST DYSTOPIA

Claire North has created a masterfully imagined thriller set in a dystopian capitalist world. This frighteningly heartfelt tale is too real to be read lightly. Orwell envisioned a socialist state of Big Brother. Claire North describes in brutal detail the reality of a capitalist state ruled by "The Company". Sadly, the military-industrial-complex of our world is only a few steps aware from making her fictional story a reality. 84K is a masterpiece of empathy, social insight, a compassionate plea for individual responsibility we must each take to avoid the totalitarian ruin of our world in the name of "profit".

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019/04/17

Worth it

A bit hard to follow but an enjoyable romp once you get used to its rhythm.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Hufnagel
  • 2018/08/11

Confusing

Claire North’ book generally delight me. I am intrigued with the questions they raise about identity, reality and time. This book follows in the same vein, using quick cuts back and forth in the story line frequently. Unfortunately this becomes rather confusing and interrupts the overall flow of the tale. The cultural setting is a future country beset with turmoil, greed, and devalued life. It is depressing, and offers no real resolution for the characters or their world.