Futureland

Genre: Sci-Fi

FuturelandNine Stories of an Imminent World

Performed by:
Richard Allen

Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless society, it's a crime to be black. But the world still turns and folks still have to get by with the hands they're dealt, folks such as: Ptolemy 'Popo' Bent: This gentle backwoods child has a genius I.Q.- and a soul so pure that officials want him locked up forever... Folio Johnson: A hardboiled, cyber-augmented private eye who can see beneath the dark poetry of the metropolis, he will need an even greater edge than that to find out who's systematically murdering rich, young Nazis... Fera Jones: She's the boxing Queen of the Ring who must still fight all comers to save her dad, preserve her identity, and protect the fans who believe in her... Dr. Ivan Kismet: The world's richest man, Macrocode's CEO is a tycoon, tyrant, and messiah who is evidently more powerful than God. So it's too bad for everyone that Dr. Kismet is utterly insane... Walter Mosley brings to life the celebs, working stiffs, leaders, victims, technocrats, crooks, oppressors, and revolutionaries who inhabit a glorious all-American nightmare that's just around the corner. Welcome to FUTURELAND.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 10 hours
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Author
Walter Mosley

Biography:
Walter Mosley is the critically aclaimed and bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins series.
Narrator
Richard Allen

Biography:
Richard Allen is a veteran performer, with credits that include Star Trek and Ragtime – The Musical. An Audiofile Earphones winner, Richard’s voice may be heard on several audiobooks including Futureland by Walter Mosley, Right as Rain and Hell to Pay, by George P. Pelecanos.

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