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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: Tom McCarthy Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781490658148
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Meet U—a corporate anthropologist secreted in the basement of a large consultancy. U spends his time toiling away at a great, epoch-defining public project which no one, least of all its own creators, understands. Besieged by data, confronted at every turn by the fact of his own redundancy, U grows obsessed with the images—oil-spills, roller-bladers heading nowhere over streets that revolutionaries once tore up, zombies on parade—which the world and all its veillike screens bombard him with on a daily basis. Is there a plot at work behind the veil? Is it buffering a portal to the technological divine? Who killed the parachutist in the news? And what’s this got to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults? U’s disconnected notes from underground in fact amount to an impassioned, integrated vision of disintegration.

Satin Island is an audiobook that captures our out-of-joint times like no other.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McCarthy’s newest novel is as delightfully unclassifiable as his last effort, C…This novel of ideas is begging to be read and reread for meaning with pens, diagrams, and maybe even a dossier or two thrown in for good measure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This latest strange, smart narrative experiment showcases McCarthy’s gift for wildly original fiction.”


  • “A dizzying take on possible conspiracies, corporate philosophies and one man’s idle thoughts. There are moments of devastation here, and the way McCarthy reveals them are among the novel’s highlights…the effort to follow its surprising routes pays off”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Telegraph (London) Best Books of 2015 Selection
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Author
Author Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is a writer and conceptual artist. He is known in the art world for the reports, manifestos, and media interventions he has made as general secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. He is the author of Remainder, Men in Space, and Tintin and the Secret of Literature. McCarthy lives in London.

About the Narrator

James Langton is an actor and narrator who has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, winning multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. As a voice-over artist, he has worked with a host of industrial and commercial clients including Geico, Johnson&Johnson, and ask.com. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.