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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Herz Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469200835
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1993. San Francisco. The digital and pharmaceutical industries are booming. They’re looking for the young, the hip, and those on the counterculture fringe to be both the face and consumer of their new world order. Recruited by an advertising agency focused on targeting a new drug to her own age demographic, Sarah Striker is grateful for the steady income, but she begins to question the side effects of the products she’s pushing.

Sarah begins publishing an underground zine to expose the secrets behind the pharmaceutical industry’s aims. Fulfilled by her quest to spread the truth, her new life seems to be working out perfectly — until she realizes that she herself is perilously close to becoming a victim of this new corporate world.

A kinetic, hyper-stylized jolt of pure energy, Herz delivers a strong follow-up to his debut novel, The Last Block in Harlem. Full of vibrant characters and razor-sharp dialogue, Pharmacology captures the voice of the Internet generation with style, heart, and soul.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Lai | 1/28/2014

    " I felt that this story about a young girl moving to the city to support her parents is admirable, but she did it in the wrong way. I felt that it was hard to even get through the book. The beginning was awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/26/2014

    " Wonderfully written with well developed, interesting and intriguing characters. Provocative and thoughtful, it left me questioning my own values, ethics, opinions and feelings. I look forward to reading a 'Sarah-based', sequel ... An excellent,enjoyable and informational read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina Basham | 1/25/2014

    " Ugh. The description should have been, "I am going to use a lot of catch phrases from the San Francisco sub-culture so you'll know I was really there." The description was completely misleading. The sub-culture could have been summed up in a few paragraphs. That era has been described so many times, and in a much better way that the book brings nothing new to the table. The obscure slang words "can" to refer to spray can of the graffiti artist or "zine" to refer to a underground magazine are totally overused. We get it - you were there. Couldn't finish. Wish I didn't waste my money. The only people that may enjoy this book are people that grew up in that culture. Should have read more reviews before I bought the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/11/2014

    " An amazing book! It was a little slow starting for me, but so very worthwhile. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book to pull them out of a "reading rut" and inspire them to search for books that don't fit easily into a typical category. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2013

    " If you can stick it out until about half way, it gets better. The writing style bothered me (lack of pronouns..sentence fragments..) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandee Priser | 8/25/2013

    " We're it not for a slight twist towards the end, I would have only rated it with one star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Kuhlmann | 7/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed this and read it in just two days. It's a book that you'll either love or hate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dallyworks | 2/25/2013

    " Good little read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/19/2013

    " interesting story. I'd love to know how accurate it is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Lopes molander | 11/22/2012

    " Didn't keep me engaged, didn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Leigh | 10/4/2012

    " I got this book for a dollar through an amazon deal. It was a quick read, interesting insight into the pharma industry. I didn't really care about the main character though and the whole san francisco drug indie bisexual thing was a little trying so hard to be cool for me. "

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About the Author

Christopher Herz went after his dream of writing novels after working in the New York advertising world and seeing the possibilities social media and the digital revolution held for writers. He took to selling copies of his first book, The Last Block in Harlem, on the streets of New York. His unorthodox efforts and fresh contemporary prose garnered the attention of media outlets everywhere, earning him an early spot on the AmazonEncore roster. AmazonEncore then republished the book to critical acclaim, and Herz’s novel Pharmacology was released a year later. He is a graduate of the San Francisco State University creative writing program and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where he writes extensively on art and culture. Born in New York City, Herz grew up in California.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.