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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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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