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In this electric and provocative debut novel, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch.

A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, Online, at home - the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame, alienation from their friends and family, and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations, and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack.

What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, this audiobook crackles with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy.

As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

©2018 Amber Tamblyn (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Riveting!!!

This book was such an awesome piece to listen to. Tamblyn does wonders with the English language and to captivate sexual assault from a different perspective it makes you wonder. Great narration by everyone else who was involved. I listened to this book in one sitting!

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Wow, just wow.

It is not a light read. But. Wow ... so much depth and realness that it is both painful and refreshing.

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I've been finished with this for hours

I've been finished with this for hours and I cannot come up with a review that will do this book justice! This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book... This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book... This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book...

Once you read this book, you'll understand the lines above.

As a baby boomer, I'm at once astonished and amazed that society has taken THIS long to become vocal about sexual predation!

It happened to MANY of us! Are we stronger for enduring wordlessly? NO! Are we stronger for swallowing the pain and never EVER speaking of it or about it? NO!! Are we stronger than this #MeToo group of people? FUCK NO!!!

We were just so FRICKIN GULLIBLE that we listened when we were told to NEVER speak of these incidents, we buried them deep within our subconscious mind!

The #MeToo folks are getting it right!!!

I pray that the subtle encouragement or if not actual encouragement, at least the allowing for our children and even grandchildren to air these horrific tales. Now please understand my vocabular ignorance... when I say allow, I in NO WAY mean that the #MeToo people need our Permission to speak of this!!! But my vocabulary is lacking a word sufficient to express the way I feel about sexual predation and the (what should be MANDATORY) reporting to Law Enforcement of every actual incident!

It goes without saying that there have been and will continue to be unscroupulous people that cry WOLF. Those people vastly contribute to the "take it and shut up" attitude that us baby boomers were forced to accept.

Compassionate, educated and well motivated Law Enforcement Professional teams should be able to weed out the fake reports and Procecutors should have the discresion to seek charges based on the competent investigation of the teams of Law Enforcement Professionals. Those teams should be uniformed and plain clothed, with M.D.s, PhDs, Social Workers, Adult and Child Advocates and Judicial Advocates as well.

Where will the funding for these teams and their investigations cone from? I truly have no answer. Yet the damage created EVERYDAY both in the United States & around the world to our citizens is not just shameful but CRIMINAL.

Amber Tamblyn has created a Novel/novel that is shining a BRIGHT Light on what was to my generation, something that just happened...

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Tamblyn!!!

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A story that will take you on a ride

A book unlike any other. An interesting story. A different way of writing it. I honestly couldn't put it down. All of the narrators were spectacular - they made the story flow and bring the print to life.

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Brilliant yet disturbing.

I only discovered this book because of the author’s interview on WTF podcast. So to you mark, thanks for booking Amber and sharing with the world.

I can’t say the book was entertaining—because that would make light of such a deeply troubling topic. It was captivating, though. I was captive. The prose was poetic yet accessible. It was evocative and provocative. It had me angry and sad and at times left with a sense of hopelessness. At times it was as if we were looking at our actual society—because we were. This book is highly recommended by myself.

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Perfection!

I was a little skeptical – often times celebrity books are pretty poorly written. Not this one!

It is amazing! I’ve been telling everyone around me about it – so much depth that I want/need to discuss!
It should be required reading- for men ....women.... teenagers... everyone.

Also, I’m pretty picky about the quality of AudioBooks that I enjoy. a poorly read one can destroy a good book. This is truly the best quality of narration and most entertaining audio book I have ever listened to. You WILL NOT Be disappointed.
But if you are a horrible person and don’t like it- It is super easy to return books on audible and get your credit back. You have nothing to lose

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Provocative book, beautifully performed

A poetic, graphic, never too on-the-nose exploration of patriarchy and rape culture and how it harms us all. So well cast and read it felt like I was listening to a new kind of radio drama. Thoughtfully crested and ahead of its time.

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Breathtaking

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and performance. Thought-provoking. I couldn't stop listening. I want more.

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Grips you!

this was a very unique experience. it was hard to listen at times, it has a good dose of suspense and it gave me nightmares.

the reading performance was extraordinary,

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Incredible

There's no question. Everyone should listen to this book. It's one the most important reads today.