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Sum : Tales from the Afterlives

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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: 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.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 140 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Main
  • 1847678971
  • 9781847678973
  • 617,614

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An absolute pearl of a book -- Stephen Fry Elegant, surreal and philosophically questioning, each story from neuroscientist Eagleman offers an inventive, thought-provoking blend of science and romance * Metro * Sum is terrific. The inventiveness, the clarity and wit of the prose, the calm air of moral understanding that pervades the whole thing, add up to something completly original. -- Philip Pullman This stunningly original book is little more than 100 pages long. You can get through it in an hour, but you'd be mad to hurry, and you will certainly want to return to it many times ... Sum has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius. It seems exquisitely adapted to fill the contemporary longing for a kind of secular holy book. -- Geoff Dyer * Observer * Anything that tells us, convincingly, that this really may be the best of all possible worlds has something big going for it. * Guardian * Wacky and whimsical; a little goes a long way. -- Sue Arnold * The Guardian *show more

About David Eagleman

David Eagleman, PHD, is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas where his research laboratory is developing a reputation for doing some of the most unusual experiments in contemporary neuroscience. He has had essays published in all manner of journals including Nature and Science. He also lectures widely and continues to be invited to speak at universities all around the world.show more