Afterparty

  • by Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide.
Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: She was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.
A mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the US, Daryl Gregory's Afterparty is a marvelous mix of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, and perhaps a bit of Peter Watts’s Starfish: A last chance to save civilization, or die trying.

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Incredible complex novel

Could not stop listening to this book. My favourite Daryl Gregory book so far. Set in the near future where drugs can induce a belief in god. A thriller/mystery set against a backdrop of grief. Poignant, vicious, hilarious and thoughtful. The plotting is perfect. Highly recommended. Narration super.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-04-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios