Version: Unabridged
Author: Blake Crouch
Narrator: Abby Craden , Jon Lindstrom
Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature, Suspense
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: June 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film.

“Gloriously twisting . . . a heady campfire tale of a novel.”—The New York Times Book Review


Reality is broken.
At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself.
In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back.
Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos.

Praise for Recursion

“An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

“Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human.”—Newsweek

“Definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouch’s] intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself.”—Time

“Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game.”—AV Club

Reviews (3)


Written by Molly S. on August 28th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I feel like it could’ve ended halfway through but it kept going on. As well as the narrators, their voices were drastically different and for volume settings I had to adjust significantly.

Written by Holly P. on June 29th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed Dark Matter a lot so had a feeling that this would be a great read. It was and did not disappoint.

Written by Taberah S. on September 11th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

7 were just fantastic reads so I’ve been following crouch’s work since. Recursion is an absolute grab you by the neck and doesn’t let go till the end kind of thriller and even than you feel like you just got ran over than picked back up only to get slapped again lol. You won’t be disappointed!

Author Details

Author Details

Crouch, Blake

Blake Crouch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with degrees in English and Creative Writing. 2004 and 2005 saw the publications of his first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS. Blake lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.