Lock In

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: BN9068
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501262067
Narrator/s: Wil Wheaton
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated. But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.

Author(s): John Scalzi
Series: Lock In Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi
Awards:Science Fiction-Finalist-Audies

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Author(s): John Scalzi
Product Number EB00530664
Released: Aug 26, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466849358

Professional reviews

"With narrator Wil Wheaton attacking ScalziÕs text with both vigor and nuance, this story tells about a silent minority being given voice, then having that voice threatened. A highly contagious virus, ÒHadenÕs syndrome,Ó sweeps the globe, with most people experiencing just flu-like symptoms. But an unfortunate one percent suffer Òlock inÓ: TheyÕre fully awake and aware, but canÕt move or respond to stimuli. Twenty-five years after the syndrome first occurs, an FBI agent who has it and his partner must solve a series of murders that threaten the delicate balance that has developed between HadenÕs victims and the general public. Thanks to WheatonÕs skillful efforts, this production is an enjoyable melding of narrator and material. D.E.M. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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