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    The Extra | Michael Shea

    The Extra

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Shea
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Extra is set in a future California where members of a desperate populace sign contracts to participate in reality death films, knowing that less than 20% of them will survive. It’s a view of the future—and Hollywood—as delightfully cynical as Kurt Vonnegut with sympathetic characters, Hollywood executive sleazeballs and much more.

    Awesome adaptation

    This expansion of a short story from Polyphemus - also by Shea - adds a lot without losing the feel of the original. Would be great to see more of his..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2017 by C. B. Pemberton (Crawley, West Sussex, England.)
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    Assault on Sunrise: The Extra Trilogy, Book 2 | Michael Shea

    Assault on Sunrise: The Extra Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Shea
    • Narrated By Rodney Gardiner, Tom Taylorson
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    Less than a hundred years in the future, pollution, economic disaster, and the rapacious greed of the corporate oligarchy have brought America to its knees and created dystopian urban nightmares, of which Los Angeles may be the worst. Curtis, Japh, and Jool are film extras, who - with the help of a couple of very gutsy women - survived being anonymous players in a "live-action" film in which death on-screen meant death in real life. Surviving the shoot made them rich enough to escape the post-apocalyptic hell that LA has become.

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