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by | Read by Scott Brick

Mystery & Suspense • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Jake Underwood, the contract killer at the center of this futuristic thriller, believes he's dead--he suffers from "Cotard delusion," a rare condition in which the brain refuses to acknowledge its existence. The setup poses a challenge for an audiobook narrator. How do you keep the thrill in a thriller when the main character, the book's narrator, is emotionally flat-lined? Scott Brick succeeds by emphasizing tempo over tone and by occasionally infusing Underwood's resigned persona with a spark of excitement, a maneuver that also helps to make the ending more palatable. Fans of dystopian tales will feel at home in this novel's dark near-future, a bleak, frightening controlled world of corporate surveillance, robotic interactions, and morality-free decision making. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9780553399066 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780553399073 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2014

CD ISBN 9780553545579 $40.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780553399080 $95.00

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