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The Space Between Worlds

Narrated by: Nicole Lewis
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive.

Enter Cara. Of the 382 realities that have been unlocked, Cara is dead in all but eight.

On this earth, however, she survived. Identified as an outlier and a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the wastelands and given a job and a comfortable apartment in the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. Cara knows what it's like to feel hungry and scared, so she's more than happy to reap the benefits of her new position. As long as she keeps her head down, she's on a sure path to citizenship and security for life.

But when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imagined - and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

©2020 Micaiah Johnson (P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio

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Beautiful

A beautiful, unique story that is both thrilling and thought-provoking. The main character is dynamic and completely relatable. The narration was perfect. I definitely recommend this one!

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beautifully written sci-fi for heart & mind

Thank you to the author for re-invigorating this genre. An awesome story, beautifully well told. Sci-fi with depth of character (humans you actually care about and can actually connect to); a story with lightness; heft, and subtlety; serious personal and political action without guns! I felt the magic of the best of the best in this genre.

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mesmerizing

the reader deserves 6 stars. a deeply thought provoking tale on so many levels thanks

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Stunning in every way

If you enjoyed The Power, The Wire or The City and The City you'll love

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Brilliant

A beautiful, complex, original novel by Micaiah Johnson, ably narrated by Nicole Lewis (who has a voice I could fall in love with). It tells the tale of a multiverse in which one Earth only has the technology to traverse the worlds. It comes at a cost: if the traversing individual lands in world where they already exist, they die painfully. There is only one exception to this rule. Set against the backdrop of a divided society in which the city dwellers have all and the out of towners very little, where tyrants enforce their rule with blood, the story hinges on the very reason only one Earth can traverse the multiverse and ultimately what the protagonist is going to do about it. It's also a story of love between two people from separate worlds and different social strata overcoming all obstacles to be together. Highly recommended.