Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh audiobook

Shovel Ready: A Novel

By Adam Sternbergh
Read by Arthur Morey

Random House Audio
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The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire. Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he’s a hitman. In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets.  When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worldsthe wasteland reality and the slick fantasyto finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.

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Summary

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The futuristic hardboiled noir that Lauren Beukes calls “sharp as a paper-cut” about a garbage man turned kill-for-hire. Spademan used to be a garbage man.  That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he’s a hitman. In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets.  When his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, he must navigate between these two worldsthe wasteland reality and the slick fantasyto finish his job, clear his conscience, and make sure he’s not the one who winds up in the ground.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hard-boiled as f*** with writing as fierce and sharp as a paper-cut.” Lauren Beukes, New York Times bestselling author of Fairest, Volume 2
Shovel Ready is an elegant, lean, and clever noir. It’s the best sci-fi thriller I’ve read since Snow Crash.” Roger Hobbs, New York Times bestselling author of Ghostman
“[A] stunning narrative…Mixing dystopian science fiction and urban noir with a Palahniuk swagger, this could well be the first novel everybody is talking about over the next few months.” Booklist (starred review)
“Telegraphic in style, this book is tough [and] sordid.” Kirkus Reviews
“With prose chiseled to hard-boiled perfection and a tale that throbs with the keen ache of noir, Adam Sternbergh’s Shovel Ready reads like William Gibson as directed with inky brilliance by Christopher Nolan. Debut novels as sleek, resonant, and accomplished as this are a rare gift.”  Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me
Shovel Ready tosses you off a precipice and you don’t know where you’re going to land. Dark and often funny, with sparse, sharp language. Think Charlie Huston’s dystopian New York meets Richard Stark’s antihero—this is good, bitter fun.”  Toby Barlow, author of Sharp Teeth and Babayaga
“Compulsive! Savage future noir that crackles with deadpan wit.” Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker
“A terrific debut. It has the grimy neon feel of Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan combined with a touch of Philip K. Dick’s gonzo cyberpunk.” Austin Grossman, author of You and Soon I Will Be Invincible

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Author Bio: Adam Sternbergh

Author Bio: Adam Sternbergh

Adam Sternbergh is the culture editor of the New York Times Magazine. Formerly an editor-at-large for New York, his writing has been featured in several other publications including GQ, the Times of London, and on the radio program This American Life.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English