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Author: Wayne Gladstone Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Internet Apocalypse Trilogy Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538465790
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When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data, instant messages, and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets, talking to themselves in 140 characters or less and forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act.

For Gladstone, the Net’s disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jameson and grandfather’s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters “poke” each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties, where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule 34 club. With the help of his friends, a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work, Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse?

For fans of David Wong, Chad Kultgen, and Chuck Palahniuk, Wayne Gladstone’s Notes from the Internet Apocalypse examines the question, “What is life without the Web?”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An oddly heartfelt journey through the wasteland of a techno-collapse. Gladstone takes an admittedly far-fetched and off-putting story idea and breathes startling life into it. He gambles here, but he wins. Give it a read.”

    Patton Oswalt, comedian

  • “Anyone who spends time sharing jokes in web communities will find this satire irresistible.”

    Booklist

  • “Cracked.com contributor Gladstone offers up an outlandishly specific takedown of online culture via the popular apocalypse comedy genre…An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A high-concept page-turner brimming with LOL-worthy one-liners and observations about the web-addicted zombies we’ve become and the price we’ve paid for our sins. The best way to sum up the reading experience would be an emoticon that has yet to be invented.”

    Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

  • “This is satire in its purest form: an exaggerated, filthy, and ridiculous world—which happens to be exactly the world we live in. Gladstone has conceived and successfully executed a clever thought experiment that illustrates just how crazy the Internet has made all of us. Witty, profane, and entertaining.”

    Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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About the Author

Wayne Gladstone is a longtime columnist for Cracked.com and the creator and star of the online video series Hate by Numbers. His writing has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Comedy Central’s Indecision, and in the collections You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney’s Joke Book of Book Jokes.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.