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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (82 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Pratt Narrator: Dave Thompson Publisher: Timothy Pratt c/o Curtis Brown, LTD Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Darrin's life has been going downhill ever since his girlfriend Bridget walked out on him without a word of explanation six months ago. Soon after losing her, he lost his job, and his car, and eventually his enthusiasm for life. He can't imagine things getting worse - until he sees Bridget again, for the first time since she walked out, just moments before she leaps to her death from a bridge.

In his quest to find out why Bridget took her own life, he encounters a depressive (and possibly immortal) cult leader; a man with a car that can drive out of this world and into others; a beautiful psychotic with a chrome shotgun; and a bridge that, maybe, leads to heaven. Darrin's journey leads him into a place called the Briarpatch, which is either the crawlspace of the universe, or a series of ambitious building projects abandoned by god, or a tangle of alternative universes, depending on who you ask. Somewhere in that disorderly snarl of worlds, he hopes to find Bridget again.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 11/12/2013

    " The best thing about Tim's books is that you can reliably expect a satisfying level of weirdness. This one is no exception. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 7/29/2013

    " A slow, plodding first half, but saved by an excellent, tightly-paced second half. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade Newton | 7/23/2013

    " My favourite part of this book were the themes surrounding the protagonist's girlfriend and the antagonist; their quest for meaning to their lives gave me interesting food for thought. As a whole I really enjoyed everything this book had to offer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Munroe | 12/11/2012

    " Pratt creates a fascinating world just behind our own, then populates it with profoundly damaged characters with contradictory agendas and lets them collide with one another until they're destroyed. A fascinating, compelling read, highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josiah | 10/28/2012

    " Somewhere between a two and a three for me. I liked the mood and some of the fey quirkiness, but couldn't get into the characters, finding some outright distasteful. "

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About the Author

Tim Pratt’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories: 2005, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Year’s Best Fantasy, among many others. Pratt, an editor for Locus magazine, lives in Oakland, California.