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Limitless

A Novel

Alan Glynn, read by Fred Berman

Macmillan Audio

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA

A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife’s brother, and his ex-dealer. Now employed by a shadowy pharmaceutical company, Vernon has something that might help: a new designer drug that stimulates brain function. One pill and Eddie is hooked. His book is finished within days; he learns and synthesizes information at a frightening rate; and he can go a long time without sleep or food. Naturally, he begins to play the stock market. But when Vernon turns up dead, Eddie makes off with the only stash of the drug in existence. Then come the side effects: black-outs, blinding headaches, and violent outbursts he can’t seem to remember. 

Alan Glynn’s Limitless is a high-concept thriller for this Adderall age, and a haunting meditation on the allure and the curse of human potential. 

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PART ONE[ 1 ]IT'S GETTING LATE.I don't have too sharp a sense of time any more, but I know it must be after eleven, and maybe even getting on for midnight. I'm reluctant to look at my watch, though - because that will only remind me of how little time I have left.In any case, it's getting late.And it's quiet. Apart from the ice-machine humming outside my door and the occasional car passing by on the highway, I can't actually hear a thing -- no traffic, or sirens, or music, or local people talking, or animals making weird nightcalls to each other, if that's what animals do. Nothing
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alan Glynn's thriller novel Limitless, now a major motion picture starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro. A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife's brother, and his ex-dealer.

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“Alan Glynn has created enough twists and thrills to keep readers up late—even without resorting to illegal and dangerous substances.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A compulsive chemical thriller.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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  • Alan Glynn, read by Fred Berman

  • ALAN GLYNN is a graduate of Trinity College. His first novel, The Dark Fields, was released in March 2011 as the movie Limitless by Relativity Media. He is also the author of Winterland.
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    Limitless

    A Novel

    Alan Glynn, read by Fred Berman

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