• Virtually Gone

  • By: Simon Carr
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Since mankind first climbed down from the trees, we have looked out to the stars. We looked outward, wondering what secrets to our existence are out there.

Professor John Spanks is about to discover the biggest secret the universe has. John has his world turned upside down when he discovers that all this time, we were looking the wrong way!

©2021 Simon Carr (P)2022 Simon Carr

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Simon Carr's best book yet!

An inoperable tumor, Schroedinger's cat, Russian spies, String Theory, half of a possible cure, and a unicorn that looks like a dragon. What do these things have in common? Simon Carr, of course. And though it may seem implausible, he has woven all of these things, and more, into a comedic science fiction story that challenges one to think differently; that instead of looking to the stars for scientific advancement, we should look a little closer to home.

Though different from what I have typically come to expect from science fiction novels, this book is just what I have come to expect from Simon Carr. It's like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy met Willy Wonka's boat ride, and the results just worked. Not only does the book entertain, but Jennifer Pratt does an absolutely fantastic job as the narrator. She does a masterful job with the snark and sarcasm - several times I thought she was providing her own commentary on the story, but no, she was just reading it and the story was offering commentary on itself - as well as the more touching moments.

I have come to truly enjoy reading/listening to Simon Carr's novels, and I think this one is my favorite so far. If you want to read or listen to a different kind of sci-fi book and be fully entertained, then you definitely need to give this book a go.

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A typical Simon Carr novel...crazy and fantastic!

Simon Carr has never dissappointed and Virtually Gone is no different. Another world that has a well developed main character and supporting characters. The plot and story move on an expected pace. I look forward to Carr's next story! Audio Version: This is the first time I have listened to Jennifer Pratt and she does a great job with the characters and overall story.

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Fascinating Abstract Story

Simon Carr has created a story based on the thought experiment in quantum mechanics titled, "Schrodinger's cat". I found the story intriguing, unique, and amusing. The language was crude at times, but overlooking that portion, I thought the story was brilliant. Jennifer Pratt's narration was a joy as she added entertainment to the story's content by her performance. I was given a free copy of the audiobook, and I have voluntarily posted this review.

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All the way gone.

Not bad at all. After reading one of Simon Carr's prior works, which I found extremely entertaining, I was expecting something a lot more gritty than what is presented here. I believe Virtually Gone is more for the pre-teen, maybe young adult crowd. Simon's penchant for comedy doesn't wane or lessen throughout the story. I enjoyed listening to it.

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THIS IS AN INTERESTING PARADOX

THIS STORY IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW GIVING SOME THOUGHR PROVOKING THEORY.
ACCEPTABLE FOR TEENS AND OLDER LISTENERS.

NARRATOR IS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

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Another wicked slice of insanity

Simon Carr’s twisted worlds are an acquired taste, combining the most inane conversations with the most interesting situations. Imagine Monty Python doing existential science fiction and you get the gist of this tale. Where do we go when we die? Can science take us there before we die?

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  • 04-29-22

Great storyline and a crazy ride

Loved it. Such a crazy storyline. It was part litrpg, part whimsical out of body experience, life after death and reminded me a bit of flatworld. It’s difficult to explain much about this book without giving away a lot of the plot. It’s a great story and is full of silly humour but the ending is really heart warming and wraps up everything. Don’t listen to this whilst decorating like I did though. You will need to repaint walls

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  • mangankillarney
  • 04-19-22

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I enjoyed the narration of Jennifer Pratt

Hands up I did not expect humour and was very happily surprised. This book has humour and sci-fiction.
We have strong, well-described characters and an interesting storyline that will keep you listening
This story centres around a university professor with an incurable condition and the very new, secret technology he discovers through a contact could probably cure him.

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