Flashback by Dan Simmons audiobook

Flashback

By Dan Simmons
Read by Richard M. Davidson , Bryan Kennedy , and Joe Barrett

31.00 Hours 07/01/2011 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781609419745

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The United States is near total collapse—but 87 percent of the population doesn’t care: they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom’s wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he’s lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul, but he’s still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor’s son. This flashback addict becomes the one man alive who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past. A provocative novel set in a future that seems scarily possible, Flashback proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers.

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Summary

Summary

The United States is near total collapse—but 87 percent of the population doesn’t care: they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom’s wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he’s lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.

Nick may be a lost soul, but he’s still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor’s son. This flashback addict becomes the one man alive who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.

A provocative novel set in a future that seems scarily possible, Flashback proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simmons is a consummate master of intriguing spins, shifting between time periods and situations more gracefully than a chameleon changes colors.” Los Angeles Times
“An abundantly entertaining, often outrageous right-wing fantasy…Flashback is first-rate.” Washington Post
“Outstanding.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] gritty, ambitious thriller…Another winner from Simmons, whose imagination seems to know no bounds.” Booklist (starred review)
“As always, Simmons keeps the reader’s attention from start to finish.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Simmons

Author Bio: Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons, the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels, is a recipient of numerous major international awards, including the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 31.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English