Written by Matt Haig, narrated by Mark Meadows, about eight hours in length in unabridged audiobook format, released in July 2013 by Simon & Schuster Audio.
Plot. An alien life form is dispatched to earth to eliminate anyone with knowledge of a particular math formula/solution. One as serious as, oh … say E = mc2. The alien world takes over the body of a human male, the math professor who has solved this cosmic altering puzzle. He’s to kill his wife, kid, and anyone who is remotely thought to know the big secret – problem? He gradually begins to understand that humans aren’t so bad.
Liked. An enjoyable hypothesis brought to life in the story – it is a very fun SciFi. You’ll have no problem following the story. Some insightful philosophical views of the human condition.
Not so hot. The author’s fascination with the alien character arriving naked is a silly, childish grind to get through, and almost from the mind of a twelve-year-old boy. Ridiculous enough that the initial hour of listening almost had me return the book. A wasted hour+ that could have been conveyed within five minutes. Stick with it, it gets better.
Narration by Matt Meadows is great, no issues.