This is the short story, The Adjustment Team, which asks the question - Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Ed Fletcher is a real estate agent with a normal life, until one day he leaves the house for work a few minutes later than he should have. He arrives at a terrifying, grey, ash world. Ed rushes home and tells his wife, Ruth, who goes back to the office with him. When they return, everything is normal. But he soon realizes people and objects have subtly changed. Panic-stricken, he runs to a public phone to warn the police, only to have the phone booth ascend heavenward with Fletcher inside....
The Adjustment Team is the basis for the feature film The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
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Fox Carmody is a 47 year old, disabled internet marketing professional who avidly listens to audiobooks while surfing each day.
Narration was kept right at the proper pace and tension. Voicing for the different characters was also distinct and excellent.
No comparisons come to mind just now.
Gigante was a pleasure to listen to. I have not found any of his other work yet, but I am looking forward to more from him.
The listening time was the major disappointment with this book. There was very little listening for the money spent.
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