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Dark Matter: A Novel

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Jon Lindstrom

10 Hours 9 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

July 2016

Audio Book Summary

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

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    I really enjoyed this book. There were plenty of twists and turns, it kept me interested until the very end.

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  • Mariana Toro

    Refreshing, exciting and well written. One of those books you cannot put down.

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  • Kate Buckley

    Great book - very engaging and interesting. Extremely well narrated.

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  • Giovanni Herrera

    I could not put this book down, or audiobook which ever. It was so good to listen to and the suspense of what will happen next kept me attached

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  • Marissa Rhodes

    Worth listening to. Neither the narration nor the book itself were perfect but both were good. I enjoyed listening to it. I'm kind of annoyed by the assumption that people can't have wildly successful careers and be parents at the same time but whatever. The second 2/3s of the book I found to be quite superior to the first 1/3 so if you don't see what all the fuss is about at first, keep going!

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  • Darryn Wellstead

    I really enjoyed the book. I felt it went on a little too much in the middle where they are traversing the various realities, but it was still a compelling story. Well written and well narrated. I only wish the end had a little more closure.

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  • Jamie-Lee Fraser

    Awesome book! I was hooked from the beginning and all the way through!

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  • Gwen Spain

    The story centers around timely research going on right now on the topic of dark matter. The characters were real and of the story pulled me in. I usually listen while driving, but this grabbed me so hard I continue listening after I got home. At least twice I was certain I had figured out how it would end, Only to have the author twist me around and surprise me time after time. I highly recommend this read. The narration was good, and he brought all the characters to life, both male and female. I rated him four stars instead of five, due to a little pause after certain letter combinations. This probably would not bother anyone but me.

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  • Vanessa Carley

    This is definitely worth a listen! The beginning is a little slow but as the story moves forward it becomes very interesting. Its the kind of story that makes you feel so small in comparison to large and infinite world the author created. The suspense felt urgent during many parts of the story so it keeps you on a bit of a roller coaster It was great from start to finish. I can easily see this turning into a movie.

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  • Caitlyn Cordova

    This was an interesting book, and kept me hooked till the end. The only thing that was strange for me was when the narrator was raising his voice when he was saying female lines. His urgency was a bit overkill but aligned with the text.

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