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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Prix Goncourt, this dizzying literary pause-resister ingeniously blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.

In June 2021, a senseless event upends the lives of hundreds of men and women, all passengers on a flight from Paris to New York. Among them: Blake, a respectable family man, though he works as a contract killer; Slimboy, a Nigerian pop star tired of living a lie; Joanna, a formidable lawyer whose flaws have caught up with her; and Victor Miesel, a critically acclaimed yet commercially unsuccessful writer who suddenly becomes a cult hit.

All of them believed they had double lives. None imagined just how true that was.

A virtuoso novel where logic confronts magic, The Anomaly explores the part of ourselves that eludes us. This witty variation on the doppelgänger theme, which takes us on a journey from Lagos and Mumbai to the White House, proves to be Hervé Le Tellier’s most ambitious work yet.

©2021 Hervé Le Tellier and Adriana Hunter (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Good sci-fi but myopic

First, the performance was excellent, but…

The premise is interesting and well developed. The experimental storytelling is no barrier. Unfortunately, the highly simplistic conceptualization of government action in response to a crisis as well as the contemporary references detract from the potential timelessness of the story.

Recommend for those fans of 21st century science fiction. A cautionary warning to those who venerate Herbert, Asimov, et al.

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Fantastique!

No spoiler alert! Fantastic! An Audible review requires (for no discernible reason) at least 15 words so I am writing this extra non-meaningful sentence.

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Sci-fi premise in a non-sci-fi novel

Well drawn characters, an event that challenges religious, political, scientific and individual worlds. Fascinating, sobering

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Clever Idea

I thought that the plot idea was clever, and I enjoyed the multicultural aspects. It was a bit hard to follow all the characters, but overall I found it well worth listening to.

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too odd

confused by the ending. Premise a bit too hypothetically bizarre with characters that never totally jelled for me.

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A most unusual and fantastic book

Really enjoyed this most unusual novel that I listened to based on a review in the Washington Post. They said it was a cross between Lost and Manifest. While that’s true to a degree, it’s also much more. Part thriller, Sci-fi, fantasy, romance, it’s got something for everyone. I’ll recommend it to my wife’s book club.

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Strange but Compelling

I am glad I was persistent and got through to the end. Surprise ending! Glad I was listening and not reading, I might have given up.

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This narrator’s French accent is distracting

This is a captivating story, with a very very powerful message. My problem is with the narrator and by the end of the book I found myself having to rewind the dialogue with anyone with a French accent over and over because he was so hard to understand and his French accent is truly terrible

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I enjoyed this book

I enjoyed this book but could done without the theological chapters- those felt a little more contrived. Overall good. Without giving spoilers, when it was over I had to google a French Wikipedia since the English Wikipedia didn’t write a thorough synopsis. I love the way this narrator reads - he narrated one of my favorite audible books- homegoing by Yaa Gyasi- it’s a complete different genre, but I knew I would like the narration as I’ve enjoyed listening to him previously. I’d give this book an 8/10. I enjoyed the beginning a lot- and lost interest by the end. It was good, but not mind blowing. A strong good, and worth the credit.

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Complete waste of my time. quite possibly the worst book I've ever read or heard. Pretentious nonsense.

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