The Extremes

  • by Christopher Priest
  • Narrated by Stephanie Cannon
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After her husband is killed, Teresa joins a virtual-reality company, where she finds relief from her grief in other worlds and personalities. Then she enters the mind of Gerry Grove, the town's assassin. As she explores Grove's virtual existence, Teresa is terrified by what she discovers.

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Virtual reality based on real memories

The story is from the point of view of an FBI agent who has been widowed recently. She left the UK as a child and has returned to a small town where a killing spree took place - on the same day that a lone gunman acted out a mass murder in the USA. A coincidence? She's searching for links between the two. There are odd events, out of the blue, that take the mundane into a strange realm - momentarily - then to a quite dazzling climax. The ending is satisfying but I had to revisit the last chapter to fully appreciate what had happened. Priest doesn't do straight forward narratives but that's why I like his books. The audiobook is spoiled a bit by the American narrator's English accent, which were off-kilter.

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- Drew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios