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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Kring, Dale Peck Narrator: Robert Forster Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780307750358
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Set in the crucible of the 1960s, Shift is the story of Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler de­velops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler’s heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassi­nate President Kennedy. 
 
Propelled to prevent the conspiracy of assassi­nation and anarchy, Chandler becomes a target for deadly forces in and out of the government and is pursued across a simmering landscape peopled by rogue CIA agents, Cuban killers, Mafia madmen, and ex-Nazi scientists…all the while haunted by a beautiful woman with her own scandalous past to purge, her own score to settle. Chased across America, will Chandler be able to harness his “shift” and rewrite history?
 
Combining the nonstop style of Ludlum with the sinister, tangled conspiracies of DeLillo and Dick, and featuring cameos from Lee Harvey Oswald to Timothy Leary to J. Edgar Hoover, Shift is a thriller guaranteed to be equal parts heart-stopping and thought-provoking. Download and start listening now!

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  • From acid induced mind control to covert operations in Cuba, from a missing nuclear weapon to mass hallucinations, SHIFT runs a gamut that your inner conspiracy theorist will find delightful and provocative...reading SHIFT is like fighting a featherweight boxer. Always moving, constantly on its toes, it peppers you with small punches until, eventually, you succumb and it delivers the knockout. But oh, what a fight, and certainly one that is enjoyable and frenetic from start to finish...For an engaging romp through the ’60s that never were, look no further than SHIFT. Book Page

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 12/18/2013

    " Good first novel from the creator of TV's Heroes. Yet another Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory, not as good as Elroy, but better than most and brings a new science-fictiony twist that's a little unexpected and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 5/7/2013

    " Reminds me of a bunch of TV I've watched recently. Something along the lines of Heros + the men who stare at goats + 'retro' Fringe. A very strange trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 2/28/2013

    " An interesting idea but I found the excution VERY slow and had a difficult time caring for the main character as we didn't get to know him very well. They did do a good job protraying the atomsphere of the early cold war very well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 7/24/2012

    " no... just no "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynette Hague | 7/14/2012

    " Too many shifts back and forth between times and characters. I'm not into the drug scene and didn't find the plot very captivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 4/23/2012

    " Melchior - unforgettable character! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/13/2012

    " This is an amazing book. It combines science fiction with well known historical events to create a 'what if' mind set. I really liked this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 8/16/2011

    " Very confusing, but also very fast-moving and at least mildly interesting. I wonder, is book 2 still gonna come out, or has the series been scrapped and we haven't found out yet? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 6/22/2011

    " I gave up. Couldn't make head nor tail of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 5/17/2011

    " Reminds me of a bunch of TV I've watched recently. Something along the lines of Heros + the men who stare at goats + 'retro' Fringe. A very strange trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynette | 5/9/2011

    " Too many shifts back and forth between times and characters. I'm not into the drug scene and didn't find the plot very captivating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pisinat | 1/25/2011

    " 1,5 plutôt... Trop compliqué à suivre, et puis je n'ai pas accroché à l'écriture... M. Kring, après la fin d'Heroes, voilà une nouvelle déception :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/14/2010

    " This is an amazing book. It combines science fiction with well known historical events to create a 'what if' mind set. I really liked this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 9/7/2010

    " An interesting idea but I found the excution VERY slow and had a difficult time caring for the main character as we didn't get to know him very well. They did do a good job protraying the atomsphere of the early cold war very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 8/20/2010

    " Good first novel from the creator of TV's Heroes. Yet another Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory, not as good as Elroy, but better than most and brings a new science-fictiony twist that's a little unexpected and interesting. "

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About the Narrator

Robert Forster is an award-winning film and television actor best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role as Max Cherry in Jackie Brown.