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The Downloaded

Audible Original


- Podcast: Fiction

A scripted audio drama by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer, The Downloaded features an all-star ensemble cast of Canadians including Academy Award winner Brendan Fraser and Emmy Award winner Luke Kirby. Set in 2059, two vastly different groups of people undergo cryonic suspension. While their bodies are frozen, their minds, still active and awake, are uploaded into a massive quantum computer. The first group is all astronauts about to leave Earth on a one-way interstellar colonization mission. The second group consists of convicted murderers and volunteers who elect to serve their sentences in a virtual-reality prison. But while both groups are suspended, a global cataclysm devastates most of the Earth, and their cryo-sleep is extended by over five hundred years. When they’re automatically awakened – downloaded – they discover they are all that remains of humanity. Experience it in Dolby Atmos.