The Revisionists

By Thomas Mullen (Audiobook, 2011)
A fast-paced literary thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, from the award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth.

Zed is an agent from the future. A time when the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair.

His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course-especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs.

Zed's mission will disrupt the lives of a disgraced former CIA agent; a young Washington lawyer grieving over the loss of her brother, a soldier in Iraq; the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?

The Revisionists puts a fresh spin on today's global crises, playing with the nature of history and our own role in shaping it. It firmly establishes Mullen as one of the most exciting and imaginative writers of his generation.

A fast-paced literary thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, from the award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth.

Zed is an agent from the future. A time when the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair.

His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course-especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs.

Zed's mission will disrupt the lives of a disgraced former CIA agent; a young Washington lawyer grieving over the loss of her brother, a soldier in Iraq; the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?

The Revisionists puts a fresh spin on today's global crises, playing with the nature of history and our own role in shaping it. It firmly establishes Mullen as one of the most exciting and imaginative writers of his generation.

Thomas Mullen's novels have been named Best of the Year by such publications at The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Onion. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, was named Best Debut of 2006 by USA Today, won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction, and has become a regular choice for universities' Freshmen Reads programs. He lives in Decatur with his wife and children.
  • "Oh I want to shout about this book from all available rooftops. I want to jam it down the throats of literary snobs too hung up on the usual Lit-boy suspects, afraid of people who can entertain like a mofo, spin out a story at Usain Bolt-like speed with characters who will break your heart as they steal your soul." (on The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers).

  • "Mullen . . . wraps up this evocative Depression-era gangster tale in an unexpectedly surrealistic package, elevating it far above recycled melodrama status . . . Mullen is to be commended for taking literary risks in this genre-bending crime thriller." (Booklist, on The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers).

  • "Compelling ... fantastic. ... readers will be engrossed." (Publishers Weekly, on The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers (starred review)).

  • "Remarkable ... Brilliant ... nerve-shredding ... time and again, Mullen's suspenseful storytelling pulls us forward." (The New York Times Book Review, on The Last Town on Earth (Editor's Choice)).

  • "Extraordinary." (People, on The Last Town on Earth (Four stars out of four)).

  • "Mullen's book has . . . psychological suspense, villains, victims, a conflicted hero or two, secrets and a mystery. In short, it's a grabber." (The Washington Post, on The Last Town on Earth).

  • "[The Last Town on Earth's] foreboding atmosphere and grim story line exert considerable pull." (Booklist).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Details

The Revisionists
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US/$29.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 720
  • ISBN-13: 9781611136265
  • On Sale Date: 09/28/2011
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