Author(s): Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100096559
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481583756
Narrator/s: Mark Deakins
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Two minutes and seventeen seconds that changed the world A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: all seven billion people on Earth black out for more than two minutes. Millions die as planes fall from the sky, people tumble down staircases, and cars plow into each other. During that time, everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than twenty years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge. Was that shocking revelation a peek at the real, unalterable future, or was it only one of many possible futures? What happens when a man tries to change it, like the doctor who has twenty years to try to prevent his own murder? How will the foreknowledge of a part of "then" affect the experience of the "now"?

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Author(s): Robert J. Sawyer
Product Number EB00099905
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429914581

Professional reviews

"Imagine a world in which every human being falls asleep at exactly the same moment--and awakens with detailed knowledge of what happens twenty years in the future. In visionary science-fiction writer Sawyer's latest thriller, this unsettling event occurs when a secret experiment goes awry and forever alters the world as we know it. Sadly, narrator Mark Deakins brings little theatricality to the production and plays every character with the same disinterested tone. The result is a performance that fails to capture the drama of the story that it relates. Deakins sounds far too restrained for such an imaginative tale. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"