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Author: Rob Hart Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller, Jason Culp, Karissa Vacker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9781984886927
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Cloud isn’t just a place to work. It’s a place to live. And when you’re here, you’ll never want to leave.

“A thrilling story of corporate espionage at the highest level . . . and a powerful cautionary tale about technology, runaway capitalism, and the nightmare world we are making for ourselves.”—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

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Paxton never thought he’d be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that’s eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he’d be moving into one of the company’s sprawling live-work facilities.

But compared to what’s left outside, Cloud’s bland chainstore life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices, and vast warehouses…well, it doesn’t seem so bad. It’s more than anyone else is offering. 

Zinnia never thought she’d be infiltrating Cloud. But now she’s undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company’s darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. If she can bear to sacrifice him.

As the truth about Cloud unfolds, Zinnia must gamble everything on a desperate scheme—one that risks both their lives, even as it forces Paxton to question everything about the world he’s so carefully assembled here.

Together, they’ll learn just how far the company will go…to make the world a better place.

Set in the confines of a corporate panopticon that’s at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business--and who will pay the ultimate price.

Praise for The Warehouse

“A fun, fast-paced read [that] walks a fine line between a near-future thriller and a smart satire . . . makes you wonder if we’re already too far into a disastrous future, or if there’s still some hope for humanity.”—NPR

“I loved The Warehouse, although and because it made my blood run cold. This is what our world could be by this time next year.”—S.J. Rozan, Edgar award-winning author of Paper Son
 
“An inventive, addictive, Crichton-esque, page-turning, near-future dystopian thriller.”—Paul Tremblay, Stoker award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghostsof Lock Every Door Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Wildly imaginative yet frighteningly real. Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door
  • The Warehouse is a thriller of ideas, and its interplay of taut action and incisive cultural commentary gives it shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Jurassic Park. USA Today
  • Engaging . . . part modern age consumerism cautionary tale, part near-future dystopian nightmare . . . Its message just might make you think twice when dealing with today’s omnipotent online retailers. SYFY Wire
  • Futuristic thrillers such as 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid's Tale succeed because the plots harbor more than a few kernels of truth that make the stories believable. Add Rob Hart's whip-smart thriller The Warehouse to that oeuvre. The engrossing plot not only seems that it could happen, but also, in many ways, is happening now. Associated Press
  • Featuring an explosive twist-in-the-tail climax, this terrifying hybrid of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Zamyatin’s We is a triumph. The Guardian (UK)
  • A literary blockbuster with brains . . . gripping [and] hugely engaging. The Observer (UK)
  • Thrilling . . . conjures a warped but recognizable near-future America that nails the dystopia-as-utopia aspect of our worst nightmares. Like the best dystopian fiction, The Warehouse holds up a dark mirror to our times. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Taut, tense, and masterful. Every page presents a new set of chills that tells you in no uncertain terms: this is where we’re headed if we don’t correct our course. Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers
  • Fast-paced and unputdownable, thrilling and ominous . . . terrifying object lesson of a story that will haunt you each time yo se a box on the front step. Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma
  • Witty, insightful, and masterfully told, The Warehouse is a riveting tale that reflects on the state of humanity and where we might be heading. Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author Elon Musk
  • Fires an exhilaratingly unsubtle broadside against a world where the wage gap is becoming a yawning chasm. Financial Times (UK)
  • A chilling and all-too-believable portrait of a not-so-far-off future where free will succumbs to big business. Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister

    “As a polemic, The Warehouse is full throated and sweeping. . . . [Hart’s villain] is the belief that brazen capitalism is the solution to the world’s problems.
  • An August 2019 LibraryReads Pick

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About the Author

Rob Hart is the author of New Yorked, City of Rose, and South Village, featuring Ash McKenna. His short stories have appeared in publications like Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Needle, Helix, and Joyland. Hart has received both a Derringer Award nomination and honorable mention in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. His nonfiction articles have been featured at LitReactor, Salon, and Daily Beast, among others. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrators

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.

Jason Culp, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Jerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.