Extended Audio Sample

Download Only Partly Here Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Only Partly Here, by Lucius Shepard Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucius Shepard Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $7.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $6.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Lucius Shepard explores the after-effects of trauma in this haunting story.

Bobby is a Columbia grad student studying philosophy who has taken a year off from school to help with the meticulous clean-up at ground zero after 9/11. Each day, he enters a nightmarish otherworld of smoke and ash, where pieces of broken lives emerge from the rubble like lost soul fragments. Haunted by what he has seen, he finds himself collecting pieces from the wreckage. Yet he is unable to talk about his experience—until he finds himself drawn to an enigmatic older woman at the bar he frequents after work. Every evening she sits there alone, fending off men who approach, seeking some kind of solace or resolution. Inexplicably, Bobby feels compelled to share stories with her. In a changed world where no one is quite whole, they may offer each other a missing piece.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_003413

Quotes & Awards

  • “Shepard manipulates genre elements in order to transcend genre expectations.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Shepard is fantasy literature’s Joseph Conrad or perhaps its Saul Bellow, a writer who never tires of staring directly into the abyss.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Chilling—and unforgettable.”

    Barnes & Noble review

  • “Shepard is a magical existentialist…the magic of Robert Stone, Graham Greene, and Joseph Conrad lurks around the edges of his jungles.”

    The Village Voice

  • “A prodigious talent.”

    Locus

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wes | 6/9/2010

    " It had potential, but as the collection went on it became blurry, and rudderless. Lucius shephard could have done better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gregor | 5/8/2010

    " This is an excellent collection. And short stories are always a tough sell with me. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Lucius Shepard (1947–2014) won two World Fantasy Awards, as well as the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon awards for science fiction writing and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.