The Feed

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD35683
Released: Mar 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538498101
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Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age. IT MAKES US. IT DESTROYS US. NOW WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT. The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees...?n fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world. Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it. The Feed's collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself...?nd maybe even that is no longer true. Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be?

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The Feed
Product Number: BX00069353
Product Number:Z100126838
Product Number:DD35683

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Author(s): Nick Clark Windo
Product Number Z100126838
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062802897
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Author(s): Nick Clark Windo
Product Number EB00706147
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062651884

Professional reviews

"Author Windo and narrator Clare Corbett emphasize the complicated emotional journeys in this disjointed story. Together they craft a compelling human drama within a technological dystopia. Tom and his pregnant wife, Kate, inhabit a world governed by the Feed, a highly evolved social media platform implanted directly into the brain. When the Feed is violently destroyed, civilization collapses, leaving survivors in a society in which even language must be relearned. When their daughter disappears, Tom and Kate must brave the world outside their enclave, where no one can be trusted. Corbett shines in her narration, capturing Kate's vulnerabilities while emphasizing her growing, if quiet, strength. Windo renders Tom's divided loyalties and fearsome determination, leaving listeners wondering just how far he'll go to ensure his family's safety. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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