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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Miller Narrator: Graham Rowat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464049033
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Screenwriter, playwright, and novelist Stephen Miller crafts this harrowing tale about two people on opposite ends of the war on terror. Daria, an Iraqi refugee, has lost everything she holds dear—and now seeks revenge on those responsible. Recruited for a dangerous mission, she boards a plane to New York with instructions to make contact with—and infect—as many as possible. Meanwhile, American scientist Dr. Sam Watterman is asked by the government to help locate a new threat to homeland security. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A timely bioterror thriller…The novel’s premise is terrifying, and Daria is a memorable character.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A high-stakes thriller with heart.”

    Library Journal

  • “Miller writies beautifully, is hugely well informed on the subject of biological weaponry, and, more impressively still, manages to say something strikingly original about contemporary terrorism. His American society—awash in meaningless commercialism, appalling inequalities, endemic racism and sexism—is the perfect target for his Middle Eastern antiheroine’s dreadful mission. Miller gets it that, in the widest context, the war on terrorism, like the war on drugs, is as much about us as it is about them. A chillingly intelligent read.”

    David Downing, author of Zoo Station

  • “A real snake charmer of a tale, Stephen Miller’s new novel doesn’t unfold, it uncoils. You can only stare, appalled and fascinated, unable to avert your eyes. The Messenger is a riveting read from beginning to end. This is Cormac McCarthy territory: It goes way beyond its genre.”

    John MacLachlan Gray, author of Billy Bishop Goes to War

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 5/12/2013

    " Picked this up at the library because it sounded interesting. It was a decent read but I wanted more back story on the characters, especially Daria. I did have to set this book aside for a bit after the Boston bombings because the books seemed far to plausible at that point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Gabor | 3/17/2013

    " The plot of this book wasn't bad but I found the writer's style to be a bit on the choppy side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arctic Dreams | 9/25/2012

    " Daria seemed more like an American teenage girl than an avowed terrorist. What country she is from is never explained. Still, Messenger is an absorbing read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 7/30/2012

    " This was a very good book. "

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About the Narrator

Graham Rowat is a television and theater actor who is best known for his stage performance in Dracula, Beauty and the Beast, and Mamma Mia. He currently resides in New York with his wife, Kate Baldwin.