The Dreaming Tree

By Matthew Mather

Read by Robin Eller and Tom Taylorson

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After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe wakes up to find that he’s one of the first human patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Years later, he meets Delta Devlin, a detective looking for a missing hiker. Through her, he learns that his lovely wife, his mother, and his best friend have fed him an elaborate lie about the night of the accident. Desperate for answers, Royce tracks down the widow of the man whose body he inhabits and whose death he must understand.

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Runtime

11h 5m

Release

07-09-19

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Runtime

11h 5m

Release

07-09-19

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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The Dreaming Tree by Matthew Mather
Description

A serial killer is loose on the streets of New York,
chased by a detective whose mutated eyes
see things only she can …

Shutter Island meets Jacob’s Ladder in the new near-future crime thriller from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather, with books translated in over twenty languages worldwide.

“Relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists.”—Publishers Weekly

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a mutation to her eyes.

Royce becomes Devlin’s prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, he tumbles through a hallucinogenic underworld of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever—not even death itself.

Praise

“Filled with thrills and rooted in science.” ArsTechnica.com

The Dreaming Tree is the story of what happens when one man crosses the threshold of the impossible into the possible, and lays aside his morals and ethics. While this novel may be considered an entertaining fiction, it’s a frightening glimpse into a future that may already have arrived.” New York Journal of Books

“A highly appealing blend of mystery, thriller, and speculative science fiction…[The] relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists toward the end make this a fun…tale. The science angle adds satisfying depth.” Publishers Weekly

“[A] twisted take on Frankenstein’s monster.” Kirkus Reviews

The Dreaming Tree is a taut thriller injected with mesmerizing hard science. A walking lie detector makes an incredible detective—Delta Devlin is a franchise character worth losing your head over.” Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A nightmare odyssey…a twin-barreled blast of creepy, high-tech, gothic grue.” Paul Di Filippo, author of Ribofunk, Cosmocopia, and others

“Another mind-bending story by the master of technothrillers! If Cyberstorm was brilliant, then The Dreaming Tree is genius!” Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author of the Hell Divers series

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Matthew Mather

Author Biography

Matthew Mather’s books have sold millions of copies, been translated and published in over twenty-five countries, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. After starting his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines, Matthew worked in ventures ranging from nanotechnology to cybersecurity before becoming a full-time author of high-concept speculative thrillers.

Robin Eller

Narrator Biography

Robin Eller is a narrator, actress, singer, and dance educator. She has appeared on stage, in films, and on such television programs as The Bernie Mac Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital, as well as numerous commercials. As a dancer, she has traveled the world with the legendary James Brown.

Tom Taylorson

Narrator Biography

Tom Taylorson is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and Chicago-based actor with over a decade of stage experience. In that time he also built a voice-over career and now primarily works as a voice actor. Tom is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching voice-over for interactive media.