Written By: Blake Crouch

Narrated By: Jon Lindstrom

Date: July 2016

Duration: 10 hours 9 minutes


A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.

“Are you happy with your life?”
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” 
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.


  • nab6215

    I listened to the audiobook of Dark Matter, which seems to alter your opinion of the book. I liked it. I personified a conundrum. If you don't like philosophical questions that don't have right or wrong answers, then you won't like Dark Matter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Elaine D

    I thought the book was very well written and listened even at home rather than only in my car. I've read several of the author's books and found this one to be one of the best. It would make a great movie. My only criticism is of the final chapters which doesn't seem to flow quite as well as earlier ones. A little disappointed in the ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Stephen H.

    Great story. It was a lot more complex than what it looked like at first. Very well narrated.

  • JOEL R.

    Great book. Love the twist and turns

  • Heather B.

    I had this book on my "to read" list for a long time. I found it recommended on a list of thrilling scifi stories. It was only "meh" and completely lacked a "thrill" for me. I was never able to sympathize with the protagonist and there was a lack of character development with the supporting cast. The 15-year-old was unbelievable. It needed a lot more show and a lot less tell. The ending fell very flat because of this. The narrator was good with the material.

  • Anonymous

    read this book more than one time havent listened to the audio book yet but I love tue whole concept behind this book Desert places by this same author is another good book again read it havent listened to it so I just gave the narrator one star cause I dont know yet

  • Ashley G.

    I really enjoyed it. Got my mind reeling with my own what ifs.. Well Done,... author and narrater

  • Ryan B.

    It was just ok.

  • Jerris M

    I was excited to read this book, but as it turns out, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

  • Don S

    I’ve just listened to this book for the second time and it was just as good as the first time. I highly recommend this novel you and your friends will be discussing this story afterwords I promise you that.

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