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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: J. D. Jackson, Bernard K. Addison Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780449806609
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Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum-wage job, and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library. As Raleigh is trudging through the eighth volume, he notices something in his apartment that at first seems ordinary but quickly reveals itself to be from a world very different from our own. This entity shows Raleigh joy beyond the comforts of twenty-four million dollars . . . and merges our world with those that live beyond.

Hogarth “Trent” Tryman is a forty-two-year-old man working a dead-end data-entry job. Though he lives alone and has no real friends besides his mother, he’s grown quite content in his quiet life, burning away time with television, the Internet, and video games. That all changes the night he receives a bizarre instant message. At first he thinks it’s a joke, but in just a matter of days Hogarth Tryman goes from a data-entry clerk to the head of a corporation. His fate is now in very powerful hands as he realizes he has become a pawn in a much larger game with unimaginable stakes. 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 Rich | 11/1/2013

    " Well two very similar premises with Merge being the more unsettling. Merge was the better of the two because of how out there it got and really painted humanity and a terrible light especially towards the climax. IT has undertones of some of Octavia Butler's works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Coleman | 10/20/2013

    " Apocalyptic thrillers. Loved them both. Love what he did central characters from both novels. Losers who come across new money and how they manage to keep it from corrupting them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Sloyer | 10/18/2013

    " I am a sucker for anything i think is written from a theoretical physics, cosmology, Buddhist, meditative point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ironflower | 10/7/2013

    " My favorite author. My least favorite work of his, yet I could not put the books down. It is science fiction and a very shocking ride into the genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 8/24/2013

    " I was intrigued by an NPR review that described these stories as "weird". I guess I'm not sure what else I expected, then, other than a pretty strange read. It was brilliantly original in parts, but in other moments I would reflect on what I was reading and felt like it was only half-baked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/5/2013

    " I've now read more than a dozen Walter Mosley books and would recommend this one to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 3/11/2013

    " I do love this man, but I'm not crazy about his sci-fi stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 2/10/2013

    " so, I'm a big fan of Walter Mosley but this book is a little odd. I'm reading an advance copy and only made it through the first 20 pages of the Merge portion of the book. A little odd and unexpected. I hope to resume it before my copy expires but we'll see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G. | 12/31/2012

    " A far cry from the Easy Rawlins stories, but an interesting pair of fantasy novellas that could take you places you've never been. They're a little loose but thought-provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg T Robertson | 9/25/2012

    " I enjoyed Disciple more than Merge. If Merge had been on par with Disciple I probably would have given this a four. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the New York Times author of more than fifty novels in several series, most notably fourteen Easy Rawlins mysteries, several of which have been made into major motion pictures. Named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN/USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY.

About the Narrators

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.

Bernard K. Addison has performed extensively on stage, both in New York and in Los Angeles. Notable acting credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won numerous awards in 2011. He has also worked with several regional theaters, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the California Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Theatre Center, and the McCarter Theatre Center, among others.