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Author: Hank Green Narrator: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2018 ISBN: 9780525641797
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In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared.

Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now. Download and start listening now!

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  • “It’s good stuff. Fun and full of truth. To be honest, I’m a little irritated at how good the book is. I don’t need this kind of competition.”

    Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A fun, contemporary adventure that cares about who we are as humans, especially when faced with remarkable events.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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About the Author

Hank Green is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting the Washington Post to name him “one of America’s most popular science teachers.” Complexly’s videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. He also cofounded a number of other small enterprises, including DFTBA.com and the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health.

About the Narrator

Kristen Sieh is a voice and television actress. She has appeared on such television shows as Law & Order and Boardwalk Empire. She has also narrated several audio books.