Robert Luxley has a biological problem that he does not understand and cannot control: one touch from his bare hand will leave you paralyzed for fifteen minutes. He thinks he's one of a kind, until he meets Cassandra, another carrier of what she calls Sensory Deprivation Syndrome. Fearing discovery, Luxely follows Cassandra through a dark underground of "Deprivers" in a desperate search for his brother Nicholas, who has been taken hostage by a radical gang of carriers with a terrifying agenda. Meanwhile, as knowledge of SDS spreads, panic erupts, and soon no Depriver anywhere will be safe.
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by Steven B. Frank
by Gerald Seymour
by Lauren Castillo
by Mo O'Hara
by Alexander Vance
by Sara Pennypacker
by David Lubar
by Ray Celestin
by Tony Daniel
by Steven James
""Sensory deprivation syndrome" carriers deprive humans of various sensory experiences, simply by touching their bare skin. When reactionary politicians learn of SDS, their attempts at containment trigger revolution among its carriers and those who love them. Christopher Lane adopts a low-key, somber tone, spicing his performance with skillful renditions of several regional and foreign accents. He shows equal mastery of Lakota, Brooklyn, and various Southern tongues in the U.S., and Russian, Dutch, and French accents abroad. The story's slow start suggests a dull experience, but the sinister and insidious ramifications of medical prejudice in a misinformed population soon inspire listener interest. Lane's performance never stretches the boundaries of believability. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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