We Spread by Iain Reid audiobook

We Spread

By Iain Reid

Simon & Schuster
5.97 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781668010617

The author of the “evocative, spine-tingling, and razor-sharp” (Bustle) I’m Thinking of Ending Things that inspired the Netflix original movie and the “short, shocking psychological three-hander” (The Guardian) Foe returns with a new work of philosophical suspense. Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlier, provisions were made, unbeknownst to her, for a room in a unique long-term care residence, where Penny finds herself after one too many “incidents.” Initially, surrounded by peers, conversing, eating, sleeping, looking out at the beautiful woods that surround the house, all is well. She even begins to paint again. But as the days start to blur together, Penny—with a growing sense of unrest and distrust—starts to lose her grip on the passage of time and on her place in the world. Is she succumbing to the subtly destructive effects of aging, or is she an unknowing participant in something more unsettling? At once compassionate and uncanny, told in spare, hypnotic prose, Iain Reid’s genre-defying third novel explores questions of conformity, art, productivity, relationships, and what, ultimately, it means to grow old.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery & Suspense

The author of the “evocative, spine-tingling, and razor-sharp” (Bustle) I’m Thinking of Ending Things that inspired the Netflix original movie and the “short, shocking psychological three-hander” (The Guardian) Foe returns with a new work of philosophical suspense.

Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlier, provisions were made, unbeknownst to her, for a room in a unique long-term care residence, where Penny finds herself after one too many “incidents.”

Initially, surrounded by peers, conversing, eating, sleeping, looking out at the beautiful woods that surround the house, all is well. She even begins to paint again. But as the days start to blur together, Penny—with a growing sense of unrest and distrust—starts to lose her grip on the passage of time and on her place in the world. Is she succumbing to the subtly destructive effects of aging, or is she an unknowing participant in something more unsettling?

At once compassionate and uncanny, told in spare, hypnotic prose, Iain Reid’s genre-defying third novel explores questions of conformity, art, productivity, relationships, and what, ultimately, it means to grow old.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Robin Miles provides such a commanding performance that she maintains a grip on the listener even as events of this story become less clear…Miles’s voice captures Penny’s mounting dread and doubt while seizing opportunities to engage in moments of control, making the impact of this story even more emotional. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“[An] exquisite novel of psychological suspense.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Iain Reid

Author Bio: Iain Reid

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction and two works of fiction. His novels I’m Thinking of Ending Things and Foe have been optioned for film. Follow him on Twitter @Reid_Iain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English