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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hank Green

Narrated By: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green

Date: September 2018

Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared.

Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

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  • Molly G.

    It was an easy, light listen. Somewhat of a teenage book. Imaginative and fun. I will probably listen to it again in the future.

  • Alyssa P.

    Interesting story that is very relevant to the current use and nature of social media and internet fame. Really enjoyed the sci-fi aspect of this book. It was intriguing to witness the main character develop, as well as analyze her relationships to herself, others, the world, and the universe. Narrator was superb and brought the characters to life, especially April.

  • Joan M.

    Loved the narration in particular!

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