Followers by Megan Angelo audiobook

Followers: A Novel

By Megan Angelo
Read by Jayme Mattler

Harlequin Audio, Graydon House 9781525836268
13.49 Hours Unabridged
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"If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold." -Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and cocreator of Broad City An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she's stuck writing about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Orla has no idea how to change her life until her new roommate, Floss-a striving, wannabe A-lister-comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they so desperately crave. But it's only when Orla and Floss abandon all pretense of ethics that social media responds with the most terrifying feedback of all: overwhelming success. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity-twelve million loyal followers-Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything, even horrible things, to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks. Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we'll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.

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A January 2020 LibraryReads Pick

"If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold." -Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and cocreator of Broad City

An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever

Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she's stuck writing about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Orla has no idea how to change her life until her new roommate, Floss-a striving, wannabe A-lister-comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they so desperately crave. But it's only when Orla and Floss abandon all pretense of ethics that social media responds with the most terrifying feedback of all: overwhelming success.

Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity-twelve million loyal followers-Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything, even horrible things, to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks.

Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we'll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Looking for a razor-sharp take on the future of humanity and social media? Meet Followers.” Entertainment Weekly
“Animatedly narrated by Jayme Mattler, this lightly dystopian story brings the listener into a reimagining of post-2016 election events…Mattler expertly embodies the characters, providing an engaging listening experience of a fluffy dystopian novel that’s very much of the current moment.” AudioFile
“Endless clever details and suspenseful plotting make this speculative-fiction debut an addictive treat.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An intricate and brave story of friendship, ambition, and love and the lengths people will go to protect it all.” Booklist (starred review)
The tale skillfully builds to a terrifyingly believable climax…Angelo delivers a strong, consistently fascinating debut.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Animatedly narrated…Mattler expertly embodies the characters, providing an engaging listening experience of a fluffy dystopian novel that’s very much of the current moment.” AudioFile
“If anyone is going to explore a terrifying, future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. She’s one of the freshest, funniest new voices on the scene—and Followers, her debut novel, is pure gold.” Abbi Jacobson, New York Times bestselling author and cocreator of Broad City
“How can I explain how much I love this book? Followers is an inventive, addictive and perfectly constructed novel…a sharp look at social media, friendship and the lengths we’ll go to in order to feel seen…It’s also the best book I’ve read in years.” Jennifer Close, author of The Hopefuls
“Megan Angelo has crafted an eerie masterpiece about the world we live in and the world we don’t want to live in. Followers will make you reconsider whether you really want your fifteen minutes of fame.” Christina Dalcher, author of Vox
“A frolicking dystopia: smart, terrifying and addictively fun. Orla and Floss have stolen my heart emoji, and I will read anything Megan Angelo writes.” Rufi Thorpe, author of Dear Fang, With Love
Followers is an inventive, addictive, and perfectly constructed novel…It’s also the best book I’ve read in years.” Jennifer Close, author of The Hopefuls

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Author Bio: Megan Angelo

Author Bio: Megan Angelo

Megan Angelo grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Villanova University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Elle, among other publications. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Followers is her first novel.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English