The Resource The dreamers : a novel, Karen Thompson Walker, (sound recording)

The dreamers : a novel, Karen Thompson Walker, (sound recording)

Label
The dreamers : a novel
Title
The dreamers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karen Thompson Walker
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Miracles. "This book is stunning."'Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep'and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams'but of what' Written in luminous prose, The Dreamers is a breathtaking and beautiful novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life'in our waking days and, perhaps even more, in our dreams. Advance praise for The Dreamers "Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny, The Dreamers is a love story and also a horror story'a symphonic achievement, alternating intimate moments with a panoramic capture of a crisis in progress."'Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories "A modern Midsummer Night's Dream...'n this wonderful novel, Walker paints a haunting canvas exploring time, memory, consciousness, and youth."'Marisha Pessl, author of Night Film "What a book! I read The Dreamers in a dream of sorts myself, entirely transported into Karen Thompson Walker's world of mysterious tragedy and infinite, if unexpected, compassion. This is a profound novel, and a deeply moving one. How she takes a terrifying situation and reveals it as a thing of beauty, a lesson in the human spirit, is a mystery to me, but she does exactly that, and fortunate readers will celebrate this extraordinary book."'Robin Black, author of Life Drawing
  • One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep, and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams, but of what?
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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Walker, Karen Thompson
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3623.A4366
LC item number
D74 2019
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
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  • Campbell, Cassandra
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Dreams
  • Epidemics
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
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Label
The dreamers : a novel, Karen Thompson Walker, (sound recording)
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  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525637547
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD41836
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD41836
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The dreamers : a novel, Karen Thompson Walker, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525637547
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD41836
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD41836
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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