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Publisher's Summary

Two stories from SUM: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman.

In 'Giantess', read by Harriet Walter, you meet a galactic neighbour who explains that Earth is part of an immeasurable living mass called the Giantess.

In 'Graveyard of the Gods', read by Jack Davenport, you realise that anything we create becomes part of our afterlife, including the gods we created.

In SUM, David Eagleman entertains 40 fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity, he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.

This release is one of 20 pairings of readings from the audiobook, which assembles a stellar cast of narrators who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Davenport, Lisa Dwan, David Eagleman, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Stephen Fry, Clarke Peters, Lemn Sissay and Harriet Walter.

©2009 David Eagleman (P)2010 Canongate Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"You will not read a more dazzling book this year." (Stephen Fry)
"SUM has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius." (OBSERVER)

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