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Product Number: Z100096437
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481579810
Narrator/s: Christopher Lane
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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.

Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2009

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Narrator(s): Christopher Lane
Product Number DD5731
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9780786189427

Professional reviews

""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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