The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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In this fast-paced story filled with drama and suspense, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick presents a dangerous future world and a young hero who embarks on a terrifying quest. They call him Spaz because his epilepsy prevents him from using mind probes that are rotting everyone else's minds. Which is why he still has a memory-something rare in the frightening world he lives in.

Civilization has been destroyed, except for the forbidden place called Eden, where a small group of people have discovered genetic improvement. Yet one old man, the one they call Ryter, has a lot of crazy, wonderful ideas. Nobody remembers books anymore, but Ryter is writing one-even as he's about to be busted down and knows he may be captured by gangs and dragged to a horrible death.

Both chilling and inspiring, the story is ultimately about those who have the courage to become conscious in a world that instead invites us to choose illusion and denial. Here is a powerful tale of love, loss, and the challenges we all face to make thoughtful, moral choices.


From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2009
ISBN: 9780739380901
Additional Contributors: Davies, Jeremy
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