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Publisher's Summary

In one of the most stunning debuts to come along in years, reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's best work and P. D. James' classic The Children of Men, David Oppegaard gives us a world whose near future presents some terrifying realities.The Despair has plagued the earth for five years. Most of the world's population has inexplicably died by its own hand, and the few survivors struggle to remain alive. A mysterious, shadowy group called the Collectors has emerged, inevitably appearing to remove the bodies of the dead. In the crumbling state of Florida, a man named Norman takes an unprecedented stand against the Collectors, propelling him on a journey across North America. It's rumored that a scientist in Seattle is working on a cure for the Despair, but in a world ruled by death, it won't be easy for Norman to get there.
©2008 David Oppegaard; (P)2008 Books on Tape
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By sgtbuk1 on 02-01-09

A Nightmare Unfulfilled

Oppegaard's well-developed characters survive a nightmarish journey across a desolate landscape only to find there are no answers to their questions about WHY the Despair has taken their loved-ones' lives and, weirdly enough, their bodies. What did the mysterious "Source" want with bodies and the destruction of mankind? Our protagonists never find out, and neither will you, the listener.

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By Ramona L. Jensen on 04-16-13

GRIPPING!

If you could sum up The Suicide Collectors in three words, what would they be?

WORK OF ART!

What other book might you compare The Suicide Collectors to and why?

I HAVE NOT READ ANYTHING COMPARABLE HONESTLY.

What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

I LOVED THE WAY HIS VOICE SET THE PACE OF THE STORY, AND THE TONE SAID MORE THEN THE WORDS AT TIMES. HE DID NOT JUST READ IT, HE PERFORMED IT.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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