The United States is near total collapse. But 87 percent of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to reexperience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her. He has lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul, but he's still a good cop; so he is hired to investigate the murder of the son of a top governmental advisor. This flashback addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation that is turning away from the future to live in the past.
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by Dan Brown
by Dan Jenkins
by Dan Simmons
by Kristen Simmons
by Pat Simmons
by Kelly Simmons
"Even this trio of capable narrators cannot turn this lemon into lemonade. Ostensibly, it's a murder mystery that takes place in 2032. Disgraced former police detective Nick Bottom is hired by Nakamura, a top official in a disintegrating America, to reinvestigate the unsolved murder of Nakamura's son The author hits you squarely over the head with his right-wing politics. America has declined because of Obama; Muslims and Mexicans have taken over; 911 is a celebrated holiday; global warming has been declared a fraud--and on and on. Had he removed the polemics, the book would have been somewhat entertaining. The three narrators all complement each other: slick narration on the part of Bryan Kennedy, rough voices on the part of Richard Davidson, and great accents from Joe Barrett. But they just can't carry the whole production. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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