Wake Up And Dream

  • by Ian R MacLeod
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hollywood, 1940. It’s the Golden Age of the Feelies. All one-time actor and unlicensed matrimonial private eye Clark Gable has to do is impersonate a wealthy scriptwriter for a few hours, and sign the contract for the biopic of the inventor of a device which has changed entertainment forever. What could go wrong? Already, he’s seeing ghosts — but that’s nothing unusual. Europe is devastated by war and America is sleep-walking into Fascism — but what’s that got to do with him? By turns wry and romantic, but always gripping, multi-award winning writer Ian R MacLeod’s latest novel is a dazzling collision of science, fantasy and history. Like the feelies themselves, Wake Up and Dream is film noir with Technicolor wraiths.

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What the Critics Say

"MacLeod expertly hits all the hard-boiled beats, delivering the creepy, fascinating, strange, and wholly enjoyable story with a noir melancholy, a keen eye for detail, and plenty of snappy dialogue." (Publisher's Weekly)
"Set in an antisemitic US drifting towards collusion with Nazi Germany, Wake Up and Dream slowly picks at the artifice of Hollywood to reveal its morally rotten core. MacLeod won the Arthur C Clarke award in 2009, and on the strength of this novel should do so again." (The Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

LISTEN AND SCREAM!!!

Would you try another book from Ian R MacLeod and/or Jeff Harding?

No, no ,no, no, no.....


What do you think your next listen will be?

Definitely, nothing by this author!


What didn’t you like about Jeff Harding’s performance?

He didn't sound at all like the character he was supposedly imitating.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wake Up And Dream?

ALL OF THEM!!! I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BOOK!


Any additional comments?

A HUGE WASTE OF MY MONEY AND TIME!

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- Kindle Customer "Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-23-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios