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  • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem of a book not to be missed

  • By Vivienne on 13-10-10


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Reviewed: 18-03-16

What did you like most about Sum: Tales from the Afterlives?

The diversity of each of the stories is incredible. The most imaginative collection of flash fiction I've ever read.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The array of narrators only adds to the diversity of the book. Each performance is as good as the last. Although, speaking of last, the final story was ever so slightly marred by the style in which Gilian Anderson chooses to narrate, she seemed to needlessly read it frustratingly slow.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I must've listened to this book, in one sitting, over two dozen times. And will continue to do so. Even after all these sessions with this book it still seems just as fresh as the first time I heard it.

Any additional comments?

The imagination behind each and every story is second to none, in my opinion. And to accumulate forty such stories blows my mind. An absolute gem of a book. Top marks!

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