Snapshot

  • by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by William DeMeritt
  • 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If you could re-create a day, what dark secrets would you uncover?
From New York Times number-one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other.
Anthony Davis and his partner, Chaz, are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today.
Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities. Flashing their badges will get them past any obstruction and overrule any civil right of the dupes around them. But the crimes the detectives are sent to investigate seem like drudgery - until they stumble upon the grisly results of a mass killing that the precinct headquarters orders them not to investigate. That's one order they have to refuse.
The hunt is on. And though the dupes in the replica city have no future once the Snapshot is turned off, that doesn't mean that both Davis and Chaz will walk out of it alive tonight.

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What the Critics Say

"Narrator William DeMeritt delivers everything one needs in this sci-fi gumshoe novella.... Sanderson's skillful story is made all the more compelling by DeMeritt's deliberate narration." (AudioFile)

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Fast-paced, character driven. simply Sanderson

What made the experience of listening to Snapshot the most enjoyable?

It was most certainly the pace. And of course the idea behind the story itself.


Who was your favorite character and why?

What can I say, both main characters were my favourites. Each of them brought something different to the table.


What does William DeMeritt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His gruff baritone added that extra almost hardboiled atmosphere to the world Sanderson created. He made the world real and also made the character’s sound distinct. Which in my opinion is what truly matters when grading a narrator.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Snapshot: take a picture: you never know, it might be your last.


Any additional comments?

The magic man did it again! I knew as soon as I saw the title on audible; I knew that I would buy it, buy it and enjoy it.
One thing to say was that the audiobook was only 2 hours and 23 minutes.
But somehow it felt longer. But please don’t take that the wrong way, in my opinion that was good. The story did not feel rushed. The conclusion brought everything to a close with a snap and it left my mind reeling. Brandon Sanderson manages to put in plot and character developments galore; adding little clues on the way and letting your imagination roam for a little while. Until you are hit with the big reveal, and make no mistake, there is a big reveal. One of those ahhh…. Head-scratching moments that leave you asking yourself, “How did I miss that”? And the ending so simple but at the same time oh so brilliant.

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- Samuelson Obigbesan

Yet again!

Yet again Brandon sanderson has left me wanting more from one if his short stories!! I hope he has plans for more in this world, it's an interesting premise.
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- Gideon Star

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-02-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios