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Two stories from SUM: Tales of the Afterlives by David Eagleman.

In 'Circle of Friends', read by Stephen Fry, the afterlife is only made up of people you've met before.

In 'The Cast', read by Emily Blunt, you find out that you owe the same number of hours of service playing background characters in other people's dreams as you spent dreaming in your lifetime.

In SUM, David Eagleman entertains 40 fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity, he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology, and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.

This release is one of 20 pairings of readings from the audiobook, which assembles a stellar cast of narrators who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Davenport, Lisa Dwan, David Eagleman, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Stephen Fry, Clarke Peters, Lemn Sissay, and Harriet Walter.

©2009 David Eagleman (P)2010 Canongate Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"You will not read a more dazzling book this year." (Stephen Fry)
"SUM has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius." (Observer)

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