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Everything You Ever Wanted

Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma, read by Stephanie Racine. 

You wake up. You go to work. You don't go outside for 12 hours at a time. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you order expensive drink after expensive drink until you're so blackout drunk you can't remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up in bed with your colleague. The next day you stay in bed until the afternoon, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Sometimes you don't get out of bed at all. 

Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that allows 100 lucky winners the chance to escape it all, move to another planet and establish a new way of life. One with meaning and purpose. One without Instagram and online dating. There's one caveat: if you go, you can never come back. 

But you aren't worried about that. 

After all, what on Earth could there possibly be to miss?

©2019 Luiza Sauma (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Almost a Hermit Thanks to Online Shopping
  • 17-11-2019

Dragged in many places

What the heck is with the last part of the book! I don't understand. The book dragged in may sections and was repetitive and then it rushed through years on Nix.

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  • jaredean
  • 31-07-2019

REALLY struggled with this review...

This book was by far a 5 star ride...until the end. I honestly really struggle with giving it only three stars, but i felt that the brilliance of the concept, combined with the almost perfect first two-thirds of the book execution, warranted a lower score because the promise of a perfect landing was just so needed. It was a setup that begged for a clean landing, but - alas - i didn't feel it provided one. I'd give it 4 stars, except for the fact that i felt supremely let down by how it ended. Don't get me wrong, I can totally appreciate the way the author wanted to give the reader credit for sticking with the story enough to tack on her idea of an existential conundrum, or whatever it was, but I wasn't buying it. It felt like a cop-out. Obviously i sound like i'm being extremely vague, but i truly HATE spoilers and will not give even a hint at how the whole thing wraps up. I will say that Luiza Sauma is one hell of a wordsmith and Stephanie Racine can verbally keep up with the best of them at narration.

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  • Richard
  • 29-11-2019

Not really about discovering living on another planet

I had hoped that this book would be about living on another planet, exploring and discovering things etc. Instead the main protagonist Iris spent 7 years living inside a capsule without ever going outside.
There is instead a lot of interpersonal interaction, with fellow earth envoys, but to me the main character Iris had a seriously flawed personality which irritated throughout.
I listen to audiobooks whilst working on various projects indoors, so I did get to the end of the book, but I doubt I would have , had I listed to it without distraction.
Not a terrible book, and the moral of « be careful what you wish for » is I guess illustrated, albeit at considerable length

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  • jv
  • 15-07-2019

Geeze !!

Wow. This book was really different. It was well narrated, the story was a little flawed but well pursued. it was a soul searching journey with thought provoking reality. I didnt enjoy the end. It made me appreciate my life more though.