'Are you happy in your life?'
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.'
In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined - one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
From the author of the best-selling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human - a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.
©2016 Blake Crouch (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
absolutely a unique and incredible story! always kept me guessing and the performance was brilliant! I'm glad I chose to experience this book via audio!
highly recommend to everyone who enjoys a good sci Fi and action piece with good heart!
Blake Crouchs' books are always unpredictable. Every time I read one of his books, my mind is constantly coming up with a dozen possible scenarios. Every person that picks up a book, tries to predict the ending. When it is predictable, the book is said to be 'predictable' and we are tempted to put it down. Crouch has never failed to produce a book, I cant put down.
enjoyed it. want to read more with similar elements
reader very good, would recommend to folks into suspense and some sci-fi
"Takes an idea, and doesn't stop developing it"
This was a great listen. It is a thriller that keeps going because the author cleverly let's the original conceit keep driving the story. Thus instead of a conventional thriller that just uses a sci fi idea for the setup and then becomes ordinary; it stays interesting because if that idea.
"Just do it"
Yes, I would. It was a great story and very well read by Jon Lindstrom
The part where he meets another version of himself for the first time. He's naked, dirty, then stops and screams in his face. Really creepy!
It's almost what Inception (movie) should have been. I absolutely loved this.
"A gripping story"
A rare ' couldn't put the book down '. Will recommend it to all those I know.
"brilliant, original, amazing"
loved it. well read, great character building, great story, exciting, edge of seat, emotional. up there with my best reads.
Fast paced, excellent listen, and superb story. A lead character that you care about and a fantastic glimpse into the multiverse
Gripping from the start. Certainly makes you think about your life choices. A purely brilliant book.
"Very good concept - well read"
Interest thriller about how multiple universes connect and the interaction between them. The main character sometimes seems to be a bit dim for an award winning physicist, I think that shows how involved you get in the story though.
All in all a cracking listen and good story to boot!
"Best download of 2016"
Gripping, ingenious, entertaining.
The disorientation of the main character when transported to an alternate world was handled brilliantly.
Great performance. had to be as the book is written from a first person point of view. Ably mimicked the other characters well enough to get a sense of their personalities as written.
Absolutely. Couldn't get enough.
Wonderfully entertaining listen that sets the imagination on fire with the possibilities of alternate universe’s and the path one’s life could take if different decisions are made. Highly recommended.
"..if you like string theory, scifi...and what if ?"
After a few books from b crouch I sense his fascinations...and they are all in this book too...however it's a fresh take and another facet, another angle to the gem.
I'd read the wayward pines books and so thought I would give this a try, I think this is a much better story and if you enjoyed those books then I think you'll like this.
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