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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: various authors Narrator: Dan Woren, Erin Bennett, Mandy Kaplan, Rachael McCabe, Robert Morgan Fisher, Will Collye Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.

The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn’t give dates or specific circumstances—just a single word or phrase. Drowned. Cancer. Old age. Choked on a handful of popcorn. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. Old age, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: You can know how it’s going to happen, but you’ll still be surprised when it does.

This addictive anthology—sinister, witty, existential, and fascinating—collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of the first volume, and it exceeds the first in every way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This volume takes the already cool concept and pushes it in dozens of fantastic new directions.”

    Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn trilogy

  • This Is How You Die is a brilliantly addictive book that reads like a series of existential, death-obsessed Twilight Zone episodes. It’s a book that can somehow make ‘brain toxoplasmosis’ jump right off the page. It’s fun and twisted, but also surprisingly deep and almost meditative in parts. Very highly recommended.”

    Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • “A surprisingly witty, sinister, captivating look at the least avoidable topic.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “This fun, thoughtful, and sometimes dark anthology will stir readers to wonder about their own ‘results.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Funny, frightening, clever; no one in these stories emerges unscathed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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