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The Consciousness Plague

Paul Levinson

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Description:

From of the author of The Silk Code, winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel, comes another intriguing blend of science fiction and hard-boiled police-procedural mystery. The Consciousness Plague is about memory, more particularly, how the loss of memory, in slivers of time deducted from a growing number of individuals, can subtly undermine and play havoc with everything from the investigation of serial stranglings to candlelight dinners. Dr. D'Amato, NYPD forensic detective, investigates a spate of unusual cases of memory loss and finds evidence of a bacteria-like organism that has lived in our brains since our origin as a species and may be responsible for our very consciousness. There's evidence for this consciousness bug in the ancient Phoenician and Viking cultures and everywhere Phil looks in our world. A new antibiotic crosses the blood-brain barrier and inadvertently kills this essential bug. Phil himself becomes a victim of the memory drain, and must struggle to get the proper authorities to pay attention before everyone loses so much memory that they forget that they forgot in the first place.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Shanahan

Length:

8h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:27