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.


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