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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Evenson Narrator: Mauro Hantman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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You open your eyes for what you know is not the first time and you remember nothing. You find out that a catastrophic event known as the Kollaps has destroyed life as we know it. Someone claiming to be your friend tells you that you’re needed. Something crucial has been stolen—but under no circumstances can you know what or why. You’ve got to get it back or something bad is going to happen. And you’ve got to get it back fast, so they can freeze you again before your own time runs out. Paralyzed from the waist down, you’re being carried around on the backs of two men who don’t seem anything like you at all. They inject you regularly and tell you it’s for your own good, to stop the disease, or else they must cut directly into your spine. Welcome to the life of Josef Horkai.

Critically acclaimed author and winner of the O. Henry Prize, Brian Evenson turns his literary eye to a post-apocalyptic earth in this dazzling science fiction novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book might almost be the product of a collaboration between the younger Samuel Beckett and the mid-career Buster Keaton. No one else in America is writing like this, and no one but he possesses Evenson’s ravishing, diamond-like focus.”

    Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Grim and unrelenting, this compelling book will darken the mood of even the most lighthearted readers as Evenson drives it toward an inevitable but still surprising ending.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keith | 2/3/2014

    " It's great to see Evenson work within (and stretch) the boundaries of the genre. Unlike his baroque masterpiece _Dark Property_, which explores similar terrain, _Immobility_ is, appropriately, an exercise in (stylistic) restraint. Minimal locomotion:minimalist locution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gabe Kalmuss-Katz | 1/19/2014

    " A fascinating and also frustrating book by an author who builds atmosphere and worlds as well as any modern sci-fi author I've read. One of the most disappointingly cliched endings to a good book I've read in ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan | 1/15/2014

    " This is a small book for the price, and so I would recommend that you wait until it comes out in paper. This feels like it could be a movie in the making. An author to watch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason Baker | 12/31/2013

    " This book is sticking with me. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Evenson

B. K. Evenson is the recipient of an International Horror Guild Award and the author of twelve books of fiction, most recently Immobility, which NPR called “merciless and unforgettable.” Last Days won the American Library Association’s award for best horror novel of 2010, and The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award. He is also the author of an Aliens novel, two Dead Space novels, and a Halo novella. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.