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Year Zero - A Novel

Rob Reid

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An alien advance party was suddenly nosing around my planet. Worse, they were lawyering up. . . . In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe-and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everything-and the aliens are not amused. Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and he's an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: He's scared of heights. He's also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law. And he's packing a couple of other pencil-pushing superpowers that could come in handy. Soon he's on the run from a sinister parrot and a highly combustible vacuum cleaner. With Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick now has forty-eight hours to save humanity, while hopefully wowing the hot girl who lives down the hall from him. "Hilarious, provocative, and supersmart, Year Zero is a brilliant novel to be enjoyed in perpetuity in the known universe and in all unknown universes yet to be discovered."-John Hodgman, resident expert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Hodgman

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

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04:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:35


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:39


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:00


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:07


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:32


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:36