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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Leith Narrator: Jonathan Cowley Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, in the back country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean cans and junkyard waste. This piques the interest of the enigmatic Directorate of the Extremely Improbable. Their fascination with this random event sets into motion a madcap caper that will bring together a hilarious cast of characters, including: an eccentric mathematician, last heard of investigating the physics of free will; a lovelorn Cambridge postgraduate who has set off to America with a ring in his pocket and hope in his heart; and a member of the Directorate with no capacity for imagination.  What ensues is a chaotic chase across a fully realized, hyper-real America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and conspiracy.  The Coincidence Engine is a lively, boisterous debut that heralds the arrival of a major new talent. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy Dolan | 2/5/2014

    " Really enjoyed this, it's an entertaining and surprising read and also an easy one - read it in about 2 days. Just the ending is a bit muddy, but I'm hoping someone in book club will help me understand that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul Fernkopf | 2/4/2014

    " This book is well-written and has good character moments, but overall it was disappointing. The premise is so rich and has such potential, but the execution fails to meet the possibilities. Sometimes the narrative harps too long on one thing or another to the point that it seems to remove one from the story. I would probably rate this book higher as well if it had a better ending. I just didn't care for how it wrapped up everything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alan Fricker | 1/27/2014

    " I didn't really see the point. There were a few laughs but generally i was left thinking so what an awful lot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hanoi Rondón | 1/12/2014

    " This was an ok read. I spent some time off the book before picking it back, not exactly a page turner. I like the fact it covers some modern stuff like the use of an iPod and also that it has a 'soundtrack' at the end which sort of plays along the story. "

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