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The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive.

Enter Cara. Of the 382 realities that have been unlocked, Cara is dead in all but eight.

On this earth, however, she survived. Identified as an outlier and a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the wastelands and given a job and a comfortable apartment in the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. Cara knows what it's like to feel hungry and scared, so she's more than happy to reap the benefits of her new position. As long as she keeps her head down, she's on a sure path to citizenship and security for life.

But when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imagined - and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

©2020 Micaiah Johnson (P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio

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  • 16-11-2020

A whiney excuse to use SF for social commentary.

I have no issue with the use of SF as a tool to express ideas and commentary on all sorts of human conditions. It has been doing this very succesfully for decades. I do have a personal dislike of central characters that spend the entire first chapter telling the listener how badly done to they have been, how awful life is for the minority they identify with and how resentful they are of anyone who shows signs of respect or affection. I left the chapter feeling that I did not want to know this person nor how the rest of the book would evolve. The naration was perfectly honed to match the character and as such it gets four stars. Not for me.

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  • Sharon Barron
  • 27-08-2020

Brilliant

A beautiful, complex, original novel by Micaiah Johnson, ably narrated by Nicole Lewis (who has a voice I could fall in love with). It tells the tale of a multiverse in which one Earth only has the technology to traverse the worlds. It comes at a cost: if the traversing individual lands in world where they already exist, they die painfully. There is only one exception to this rule. Set against the backdrop of a divided society in which the city dwellers have all and the out of towners very little, where tyrants enforce their rule with blood, the story hinges on the very reason only one Earth can traverse the multiverse and ultimately what the protagonist is going to do about it. It's also a story of love between two people from separate worlds and different social strata overcoming all obstacles to be together. Highly recommended.

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  • Ms. Ruth Messenger
  • 03-11-2020

Best Book I’ve listened to this year

I can’t recommend this enough, this book has a plot that kept me glued, a great pace and fully fleshed out characters for you to despise/root for as you wish. It will challenge your privilege and maybe even cause you to randomly undertake errands 20 miles away so you can listen in peace while driving.

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  • J
  • 18-10-2020

Beautiful

A beautiful, unique story that is both thrilling and thought-provoking. The main character is dynamic and completely relatable. The narration was perfect. I definitely recommend this one!

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  • stuart p.
  • 30-09-2020

beautifully written sci-fi for heart & mind

Thank you to the author for re-invigorating this genre. An awesome story, beautifully well told. Sci-fi with depth of character (humans you actually care about and can actually connect to); a story with lightness; heft, and subtlety; serious personal and political action without guns! I felt the magic of the best of the best in this genre.

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  • 21-09-2020

mesmerizing

the reader deserves 6 stars. a deeply thought provoking tale on so many levels thanks

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  • Bee Brown
  • 08-09-2020

Stunning in every way

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