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Author: Ned Beauman Narrator: Eric Meyers Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525588726

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In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a huge Hollywood production on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues. Twenty years later, a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit the temple for his own ends, unaware that it is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, and showcasing Beauman’s riotous humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat is a novel without parallel: inventive, anarchic, and delightfully insane.

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  • “Narrator Eric Meyers delivers an upbeat, nuanced narration—even with his tongue planted firmly in cheek…Meyers adds zing to the clever dialogue and turns Beauman’s outrageous situations into giggles and belly laughs. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A brilliant comedic commentary on colonialism, capitalism, religious war and violence…fueled by Beauman’s gorgeous descriptions and hysterically funny bits.”

    - New York Times Book Review


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Ned Beauman was born in London in 1985 and studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award and the Goldberg Prize. His second, The Teleportation Accident, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2013 he was the youngest on Granta’s once-a-decade list of the Best Young British Novelists.

About the Narrator

Eric Meyers, an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, is a well-known character actor and voice artist. His film credits include Entrapment, Snatch, and 1408. He has created many voices for animation, including Henry the Lizard on the hit television series Amazing Animals. He is often heard narrating documentary films on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.