Thorns

  • Directed by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Runtime: 6.3 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 7.14.2015
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 6.33 hrs7/14/2015Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5046-3377-2
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Duncan Chalk is a monstrous media mogul with a vast appetite for other people’s pain. He feeds off it and carefully nurtures it in order to feed it to the public. It is inevitable that Chalk should home in on Minner Burris, a space traveler whose body was taken apart by alien surgeons and then put back together again—differently. Burris’ pain is constant. And so is that of Lona Kelvin, used by scientists to supply eggs for one hundred children and then ruthlessly discarded.

Only an emotional vampire like Chalk can see the huge audience eager to watch a relationship develop between these two damaged people. And only Chalk can make it happen.

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“Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow!”

Isaac Asimov, praise for the author

Author Biography

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

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Reader Biography

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

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