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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Unincorporated Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400181728
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The Unincorporated Man is a provocative social/political/economic novel that takes place in the future, after civilization has fallen into complete economic collapse. This reborn civilization is one in which every individual is incorporated at birth and spends many years trying to attain control over his or her own life by getting a majority of his or her own shares. Life extension has made life very long indeed. Now the incredible has happened: a billionaire businessman from our time, frozen in secret in the early twenty-first century, is discovered and resurrected, given health and a vigorous younger body. Justin Cord is the only unincorporated man in the world, a true stranger in this strange land. Justin survived because he is tough and smart. He cannot accept only part ownership of himself, even if that places him in conflict with a civilization that extends outside the solar system to the Oort Cloud. People will be arguing about this novel and this world for decades. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reminiscent of Heinlein—a good, old-fashioned, enormously appealing SF yarn. Bravo!”

    Robert J. Sawyer, Nebula Award-winning author of Rollback

  • [Listeners] will devour this intriguing debut. Publishers Weekly
  • “Will appeal to Heinlein’s legions of fans with its themes of personal liberty and one man’s political struggle with the State…The Unincorporated Man will tantalize you in with its intriguing premise.”

    i09.com

  • “Fans of SF as a vehicle for ideas will devour this intriguing debut…The Kollin brothers keep the plot moving briskly despite the high proportion of talk to action. Their cerebral style will especially appeal to readers nostalgic for science fiction’s early years.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Kollin brothers’ first novel, chosen as a Sci Fi Essential Book, recalls the emphasis on freedom of the early works of Heinlein and the cutting-edge social commentary of William Gibson and Fritz Lieber. A good choice for most libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “In this striking variation from first-time novelists Dani and Eytan Kollin, the clash between today’s cultural values and those of a vividly imagined future has never been more compelling…The Kollin brothers’ debut captivates with unforgettable characters and an ingenious vision of the economic future.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xa | 2/15/2014

    " This was an excellent book. It took me a while to finish it, even in audiobook form, but I'm very glad I stuck to it. There were some very interesting twists toward the end that I did not expect. I look forward to The Unincorporated War. I want to see what that dastardly Hector will get up to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward ott | 1/14/2014

    " A brilliant book, Events in the book such as the VR plague i honestly think could happen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 R. Michael Litchfield | 1/1/2014

    " bleah, crappy ayn rand pastiche "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry Morris | 12/26/2013

    " This book started out with a good premise and some interesting if cliche characters. Around halfway through though it devolved into a Randian Materialist cage match of heroes, villains and mysterious others trying to out Roark each other. My beef isn't with strict Materialism (although I have a beef with strict materialism); it is that no good conflict comes from people who share the same beliefs and values and struggle only over means. By the end, the bias of the authors had so stacked the deck that one no longer even cared who won. The strong woman introduced at the beginning had been turned into a clingy, incubus side kick and characters who embodied competing political points of view had been reduced to extremist stereotypes. Sorry. I wanted to Like it, but I couldn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jfk111 | 12/24/2013

    " Fantastic!!! What an interesting premise, carried to a thundering crescendo! I've seen some poor reviews of this book, and I don't get it. I see it as original, engaging, and full of plot twists and turns. Great villain, great hero, and great supporting characters. As I understand it, there's a sequel, and I will definitely be checking it out. Bravo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Clack | 12/10/2013

    " I am at the part where they visit the Museum, and it shook me up pretty good. Hard for a book to do that to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Walsh | 10/10/2013

    " One of the few social-science science fiction books published recently to get any attention, I'll give it three stars just for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 10/10/2013

    " Decent. Interesting premise, and the characterization reminded me of Heinlein enough that I stopped reading this halfway through and reread Time Enough For Love and To Sail Beyond The Sunset out of nostalgia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/12/2012

    " A superb example of science fiction. Incredibly well-thought out world and intelligent plot. Fast moving storyline and a wide range of well developed characters. Great villains and exciting plot twists. Everything you could want in a book--loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 8/21/2012

    " So far I enjoy this book thoroughly. It's an interesting look into the future that is witty and well thought out. Can't say much more as I'm only just under half-way through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H0 | 7/23/2012

    " An interesting treatment of the Libertarian dream culture, but a bit one note for an involving novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Walker | 3/13/2012

    " An interesting book and an enjoyable read, but there were several plot threads that were made to seem important that just sort of went away or were never resolved. Perhaps this is the start of a series? But it didn't feel like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 2/27/2012

    " Fiction that is exciting to the last page. At the same time, it examines some deeply held beliefs about how society is structured and explores options. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Jarrett | 10/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed the book, it takes a very unique universe and thoroughly introduces us to it. The final quarter of the novel left me feeling dissatisfied as it accelerated quickly until it wrapped up and wrapped it all up quite quickly leaving me feeling a little unfulfilled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arthur | 9/25/2011

    " Interesting concept; mediocre writing and storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathanks | 6/7/2011

    " I easily place this in my list of "best books I've ever read!" Great Sci-Fi but also makes you think/wonder about the direction of business and personal life. Highly recommend this book to everyone! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 4/16/2011

    " Intriguing premise and fun worldbuilding, but plot and characters were thinly drawn, their motivations (and sometimes, their actions) unclear. Found myself rooting for the "bad guys" by the end; at least they could make a good argument for their position. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ephriam | 4/2/2011

    " A decent story but I found the Libertarian underpinnings weak at best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 3/29/2011

    " Excellent SciFi. Guy wakes up after being in suspended animation to an earth where every person is incorporated and other people can own stock in you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alex | 3/27/2011

    " I liked the world, the idea of incorporation, the vr plague. I fucking hated the authors politics. He could not be more transparent or one-sided if he had tried. As a rule I can enjoy reading from viewpoints that are not my own, but this wasn't anything close to fair or reasonable. Terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 3/8/2011

    " Interesting Science Fiction novel with some great ideas involving a possible future, cool technology and an interesting protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xa | 3/7/2011

    " This was an excellent book. It took me a while to finish it, even in audiobook form, but I'm very glad I stuck to it. There were some very interesting twists toward the end that I did not expect. I look forward to The Unincorporated War. I want to see what that dastardly Hector will get up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 2/12/2011

    " great sci-fi book with an interesting premise. we'll see if the sequel is as good... "

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About the Author
Author Dani Kollin

Dani Kollin lives in Los Angeles, and Eytan Kollin lives in Pasadena, California. They are brothers and the authors of the Unincorporated series of novels.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?