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Amp'd - A Novel

Ken Pisani

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Amp'd from Ken Pisani, A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER "Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it's like to feel incomplete in the world. All five fingers up for this bitterly satisfying tale." -Kirkus Reviews(starred) Aaron is not a man on a hero's journey. In the question of fight or flight, he'll choose flight every time. So when a car accident leaves him suddenly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, looking on the bright side just isn't something he's equipped to do. Forced to return to his boyhood home to recuperate, Aaron is confronted with an aging father (a former Olympic biathlete turned hoarder), a mother whose chosen to live in a yurt with a fireman twelve years her junior, and a well-meaning sister whose insufferable husband proves love isn't just blind, but also painfully stupid. As Aaron tries to make the world around him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and medical marijuana, the only true joy in his life comes from daily ninety-second radio spots of fun science facts: the speed of falling raindrops, batteries made out of starfish, and sexual responses triggered by ringtones - all told in the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny only hastens his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fire. Pressured to do something - anything - to move his life forward, he takes the only job he can get. As a "fish counter" at the nearby dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to liberate the river might be his best, final option.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ari Fliakos

Length:

6h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:44