The ensemble performance of this novel is exceptional. Michael Boatman narrates the opening chapter at the right pace with the right intonation. He captures the interior life of the enigmatic Bix Boughton, a social media genius who invents the world-altering technology "Own Your Unconscious," which is crucial to the plot. Alex Allwine delivers a haunting automaton-like second-person narration of the chapter titled "Lulu the Spy, 2032," Tyra Lynne Barr emulates the chirpy sound of 13-year-old Molly in "The Perimeter After-Molly," and Dan Bittner supplies sharply insightful tone as Ames, whose life story ends this imaginative tour de force. The time-traveling chapters reprise some of the characters from Egan's award-winning A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, but this novel has a wider timeframe, a greater trajectory, and a more complex plot. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9781797128405 $39.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781797128412 $24.99
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