Followers

A Novel
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Author(s): Megan Angelo
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2020
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Audio (13.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100153612
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781488207747
Narrator/s: Jayme Mattler
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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A??Terrific writing.A? A??Washington Post A??Dark, pitch-perfect novel.A? A??People A??Engaging confection wrapped around a thoughtful critique.A? A??USA Today A??Meet an all-too-real nightmare wrapped in an influencer bow...one you wonA??t be able to look away from.A? A??TheSkimm A??Followers is pure gold.A? A??Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and co-creator of Broad City HIGHLY RECOMMEND BY PEOPLE MAGAZINE A· THESKIMM A· KATIE COURICA??S A??WAKE UP CALLA? A· ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY A· VOGUE.COM A· MARIE CLAIRE A· PARADE.COM A· BITCH MEDIA A· HELLO GIGGLES A· BUSTLE A· BOOKLIST An electrifying story of two ambitious friends and the dark choices they make to become internet famous. Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets FlossA??a striving, wannabe A-listerA??who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if Orla and FlossA??s methods are a little shadyA??and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers canA??t be wrong. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularityA??twelve million loyal followersA??Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks. Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people weA??ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.

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Followers
Product Number: BX00284716
Product Number:Z100153612
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Author(s): Megan Angelo
Narrator(s): Jayme Mattler
Product Number DD49290
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094097459
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Author(s): Megan Angelo
Product Number EB00737448
Released: Jan 14, 2020
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Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: #9781488051296

Professional reviews

"Animatedly narrated by Jayme Mattler, this lightly dystopian story brings the listener into a reimagining of post-2016 election events. It tracks two storylines. In 2015-16, best friends Orla, a B-list pop culture writer, and Floss, an ambitious influencer, become the stars of their own reality show. In 2051, Marlow, who grew up in the Truman Show-esque town of Constellation, California, as the sponsored poster child for an antidepressant, is beginning to ask a lot of questions. An adventure that brings together the two timelines ensues. Mattler expertly embodies the characters, providing an engaging listening experience of a fluffy dystopian novel that's very much of the current moment. S.N. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"