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The Infinite Future

A Novel

By Tim Wirkus
Narrated by Michael Crouch, Jonathan Davis, Hillary Huber & Various / 13 hours 14 minutes

An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel author, and a disgraced historian who go on the hunt for a mystical, life-changing book--and find it.

The Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds two page-turning tales in one. In the first, we meet three broken people, joined by an obsession with a forgotten Brazilian science-fiction author named Salgado-MacKenzie. There's Danny, a writer who's been scammed by a shady literary award committee; Sergio, journalist turned sub-librarian in São Paulo; and Harriet, an excommunicated Mormon historian in Salt Lake City, who years ago corresponded with the reclusive Brazilian writer. The motley trio sets off to discover his identity, and whether his fabled masterpiece--never published--actually exists. Did his inquiries into the true nature of the universe yield something so enormous that his mind was blown for good?

In the second half, Wirkus gives us the lost masterpiece itself--the actual text of The Infinite Future, Salgado-MacKenzie's wonderfully weird magnum opus. The two stories merge in surprising and profound ways. Part science-fiction, part academic satire, and part book-lover's quest, this wholly original novel captures the heady way that stories inform and mirror our lives.

Audiobook Cast of Narrators:
Michael Crouch, as Danny
Jonathan Davis, as Sergio
Hillary Huber, as Harriet
Phoebe Strole, as Sister Ursula
Kristen Sieh, as Irena
Sean Patrick Hopkins, as Tim
Oliver Wyman, as Craig
Carol Monda, as Madge

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Author
Narrator Michael Crouch, Jonathan Davis, Hillary Huber & Various
ISBN 9780525498605
Length 13 hours 14 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #68,406 Overall
Genre Rank #22,161 in Fiction & Literature
 
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