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SUM: Descent of Species (Jarvis Cocker) / Microbe (Nick Cave)

Narrated by: Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave
Length: 5 mins

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Summary

Two stories from SUM: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman.

In 'Descent of Species', read by Jarvis Cocker, you can choose whatever you would like to be in the next life.

In 'Microbe', read by Nick Cave, our bodies decompose upon death, and the floods of microbes living inside us move on to better places.

In SUM, David Eagleman entertains 40 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 release is one of 20 pairings of readings from the audiobook, which assembles a stellar cast of narrators who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Davenport, Lisa Dwan, David Eagleman, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Stephen Fry, Clarke Peters, Lemn Sissay and Harriet Walter.

©2009 David Eagleman (P)2010 Canongate Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"You will not read a more dazzling book this year." (Stephen Fry)
"SUM has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius." (OBSERVER)

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