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The Disappearance of Wiley Hood

By: Mark Loeffelholz
Narrated by: Scott Ellis,Mark Loeffelholz
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What would you do if you discovered that you were disappearing?

Not physically, but a piece at a time: all tangible evidence that you exist as a person—beginning with your driver's license, bank accounts and your birth certificate...and soon you are a loose thread, being pulled from the fabric of reality—into the twilight of your physical existence.

This is what happens to Wiley Hood, a 25-year-old artist-turned business executive who still struggles with his older brother’s suicide. Creatively blocked for a year since Nick's death, Wiley is suddenly able to paint again—and then, his life begins to unravel and vanish around him. Besieged by visions and nightmares, Wiley is forced to consider the possibility that he has lost his mind...because that is less frightening than the notion that the phenomenon—or whatever awaits him at the end of it—is real.

Frequently hilarious and unsettling—and sometimes frightening—THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WILEY HOOD is a dizzying psychological fantasy in the spirit of The Twilight Zone. It is a trip you will never forget.

©2022 Mark Loeffelholz (P)2023 Mark Loeffelholz

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Wonderful story with top-notch narration!

The first few sentences of the forward had me smiling. After the next few, the book had me in its grip--and never let go! This is one of the most unique pieces of storytelling I've ever encountered, and I enjoyed it immensely. As for the narration...it was spot on. Scott Ellis's delivery was totally engaging, heightened every scene, and brought life to every character. Fantastic work by all!

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Couldn’t stop listening!

I love the uniqueness of this storyline. The story takes off fast and you don’t know what is going on. I almost listened to it straight through.

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Don’t miss this book!

I listen to a LOT of audiobooks. And although I am very familiar with Wiley’s story from reading it in written form, Scott Ellis really brings it to life. This is a book that at some points will make you laugh and even bring a tear to your eye and the journey is thoroughly enjoyable.

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One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to!

The Disappearance of Wiley Hood is amazing! The story is incredibly well written: thought provoking and full of suspense in a Twilight Zone sort of way, so even though it takes place in current times, it felt nostalgic. The audio version was absolutely phenomenal. Loved how the narrator captured the essence of each character. Felt like I was watching a live performance and found myself reprioritizing some of my daily tasks as I couldn't stop listening. The special effects peppered throughout the chapters was a very cool surprise and sets this audiobook apart from others. A heads up for those with sensitive ears, there is quite a bit of profanity. Otherwise, it's definitely worth a listen!

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Un-put-downable!

I'm not sure audiobooks yet have a word for a real "page-turner," or an audiobook you "can't put down," but "The Disappearance of Wiley Hood" is both! The narrator, Scott Ellis, does a wonderful job of engaging the listener with riveting storytelling, and the plot of this one won't let you go, once you start listening! The story-line is unique, and works on many subtle levels, about the meaning of identity, free will, and success. The book would make a fabulous movie -- are you listening, Hollywood? Imagine the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," if it had been told by Franz Kafka, with a soundtrack by David Byrne and the Talking Heads singing the lyrics to their song "Once in a Lifetime!" The protagonist is an artist whose life changes dramatically when he briefly steps into a role we might all dream about. But "Be careful what you wish for" is an understatement in this suspenseful, spooky, and almost unearthly tale about what constitutes our "existence" and what validates our reality. Is it who we know and hang out with? Is it our career? Is it what we create during our lifetimes? "Wiley Hood" is a story you will think about, long after you turn off the recording or close the book!

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