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Author: Gwendolyn Womack Narrator: Will Damron Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781504621052
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Two lovers who have traveled across time, a team of scientists at the cutting edge of memory research—a miracle drug that unlocks an ancient mystery …

Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there’s a secret to his success: every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. When Bryan awakes, he possesses extraordinary new skills—like the ability to speak obscure languages and an inexplicable genius for chess. All his life, he has wondered if his dreams are recollections, if he is re-experiencing other people’s lives.

Linz Jacobs is a brilliant neurogeneticist, absorbed in decoding the genes that help the brain make memories, until she is confronted with an exact rendering of a recurring nightmare at one of Bryan’s shows. She tracks down the elusive artist, and their meeting triggers Bryan’s most powerful dream yet: visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s, died in a lab explosion decades ago.

As Bryan becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the scientists’ deaths, his dreams begin to reveal what happened at the lab, as well as a deeper mystery that may lead all the way to ancient Egypt. Together, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried.

A taut thriller and a timeless love story spanning six continents and ten thousand years of history, The Memory Painter is a riveting debut novel unlike any you’ve ever read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brimming with history, mystery, science, intrigue, and passion.”

    Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[A] sexy, action-packed, mind-boggler of a book.”

    Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A sweeping, mesmerizing feat of absolute magic.”

    M. J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A time-travel tale, stylishly told.”

    Elle (Canada)

  • “Womack’s tale dazzles.”

    Us Weekly (Spring Stand-Out Novel)

  • “The guy-meets-girl story as you’ve never heard it before…A mind-explosion of a journey ensues that involves time travel, mystery, love, and a whole lot of plot twists.”


  • “One of those rare works that impresses from the first vivid, unsettling scene, gradually building an atmosphere of secrecy and trepidation that ensures that the suspense remains high throughout…This is a novel with broad cross-genre appeal, and the well-drawn scenes and flashes of humor and insight give this thriller a rare depth as well.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “It’s best not to try to analyze the ambitious plot of this thriller, which combines romance, fantasy, and adventure; just hang on for a wild and entertaining ride around the world and through the centuries back to ancient Egypt.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Well-drawn historical flashbacks, engaging characters, and a twisty ending make this [a] thrilling blend of neuroscience, romance, and ancient worlds.”


  • “Dive into this sweeping, romantic journey that will leave you breathless and a little unsure of where in time you’ve landed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Will Damron’s sensitive narration…uses a measured pace and tone to invoke a sense of mystery and suspense…Damron’s skilled narration results in a fascinating romance framed within a mystery that crosses the boundaries of time and space.”


  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month's Best Fantasy Reads

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About the Author

Gwendolyn Womack began writing plays in college while freezing in the tundra at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She received an MFA from CalArts in directing for theater and film and was a semifinalist in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. A native Texan, she currently resides in California and can be found at her keyboard.

About the Narrator

Will Damron has won several Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has had acting roles off-Broadway and on stage and screen throughout the country.