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

In 'The Unnatural', read by Lemn Sissay, when you arrive in the afterlife, the Technicians inform you of the great opportunity to make any single change you want, and then live life over again.

In 'Incentive', read by Lisa Dwan, the concept of death is made up and the poeple around you consist of Actors and Beneficiaries of their actions.

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

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"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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