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- A Novel
- By: Stephan Eirik Clark
- Narrated by: James Langton
- Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn. While testing a new artificial sweetener - Sweetness #9 - he notices unusual side-effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David tries to blow the whistle, but he swallows it instead.
This diet novel will leave you feeling empty
- By Jonathan Sauder on 02-11-15
Sweetest thing I've found in a very long time!
Sweetness #9 was one of the best books ever. The writing is elegant and concise, the story is compelling and beautifully told. Cleaver, witty, and thought provoking, the writer has woven a tale that spans decades yet feels perfect for the present day. Loved it!