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Author: David Oppegaard Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781415962398

Publisher Description

In one of the most stunning debuts to come along in years, reminiscent of Philip K. Dick’s best work and P. D. James’s classic The Children of Men, David Oppegaard gives us a world whose near future presents some terrifying realities. The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world’s population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. In the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It’s rumored that a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won’t be easy for Norman to get there. “The Suicide Collectors takes us to a startling theme we haven’t encountered before, with every page a thrilling new surprise.” ——Stan Lee, co-creator of Spiderman

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  • “The Suicide Collectors takes us to a startling theme we haven’t encountered before, with every page a thrilling new surprise.”

    - Stan Lee, co-creator of Spiderman

Customer Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good story. This story reminds me of The Road. Although the writing styles are very different obviously. "

    - Kari, 1/12/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great book that made you think. "

    - Norma, 1/9/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It takes just one man to reveal the truth, to show that these collectors are no more invincible than the survivors themselves. To reveal that to fight back is a possibility. Unfortunately it's not just the bad guys that have to be fought but other survivors as well, but with dogged determination and a willingness to fight with everything maybe just one man can provide a chance for a desperate and struggling world. Good Book!! "

    - Jessica, 1/6/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " "The Happening" meets "Mad Max"--just when you think there aren't any new ideas out there "

    - Shennandoah, 12/27/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved the earie slow pace of the book and the voice of the narrator is very fitting. I loved the "unanswered question" ending but then again I liked the end of LOST as well... "

    - Karmologyclinic, 7/21/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Disappointing. The book felt too contrived. Everything feel into place way too easily. They were too damn lucky. And the world, at least the US, would be much much worse five years after the Despair. "

    - Natasha, 2/14/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A stark, bleak dysoptia with a horrific ending. "

    - Nick, 12/29/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this one a lot but the ending was a little disappointing. It didn't really explain much. "

    - Sally, 11/7/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Was totally into this book. Completely invested in it. Until the end. Grumble. Grumble. "

    - Britt, 1/19/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought it was an interesting premise and a quick read but even with these positives it ran out of steam for me and I found myself losing interest by half way through. It was a book with promise but the second half didn't live up to the first half. "

    - Theresa, 1/6/2012
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I quit this about an hour into the audiobook, shortly after the character Zero appears. This is not coincidental. "

    - Jill, 5/15/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The concept behind this book was interesting, but in the end I was a little disappointed with it. Still, it was entertaining. "

    - Melanie, 3/20/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " second person ruined it for me. "

    - Veach, 8/27/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Enjoyed most of the novel but i wanted answers. "

    - Mindy, 8/26/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A stark, bleak dysoptia with a horrific ending. "

    - Nick, 7/27/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very interesting novel. I had liked the way the author made the characters so down-to-earth and well meaning that when things took a turn for the worse, you could not help but pity them while silently hoping that it will work out for the best. "

    - Mw, 6/22/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved the earie slow pace of the book and the voice of the narrator is very fitting. I loved the "unanswered question" ending but then again I liked the end of LOST as well... "

    - Karmologyclinic, 6/1/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was kind of disappointed in the ending. There was so much more to explain. What happens to Zero? What was The Source? Great idea for a book, but I feel like he rushed the end without too much thought. "

    - Abby, 5/10/2010

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.