A young friend of mine (he is twelve) highly recommended this. I waited to listen to it thinking it was going to be too young. My mistake. Totally enjoyed the story and the narrator. Thanks Riley for turning me on to this one! I'm 53 and ordering book 2 today.
An interesting, can't put it down story. Good for any audience, except for graphic violence descriptions. Very well done. Excellent narrator. So glad there is more to come - it definitely leaves you wanting more.
This is a well written and narrated audio book, but it is in the end just a love story. My 24 year old daughter loved it and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series but I want be moving on to the next book.
Not sure how this book gets rated so highly. I LOVE the Big Brother sort of concept, but you have to deliver. The telling of the story falls short on so many levels. I felt nothing for the characters and believed none of their relationships. The story leads you along like a child and is painfully predictable. I did not believe they were hungry. I did not feel their pain. Nothing surprised me. I never felt they were in true danger. A parachute can appear at any moment after all. The boy's love for Catness started at age 5?? Come on. Falling for a hot little teenage body made more sense, but the author was obviously writing a clean, sappy teen romance novel for girls. It's the murder games theme that gets in her way.
What a "page turner". Best audio book I've listened to in a long time. Simple enough so you can multi-task a bit, but at the same time thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing. (I'd give it 4.5 stars but don't seem to get the option of half stars)
Author of My Zombie Dog
Story is great, but the reader articulates it so slowly and without the emotional range, that it sounds like a Margaret Attwood literary novel. The narrator's pitch and formalilty slows the narrative down.
This is one of those rare stories I "couldn't put down." I usually listen to books on tape in the car, but, every once in a while a book demands to be heard from start to finish. I plugged in the headphones to listen straight through - clean the whole house top to bottom or take long walks until the end. Wonderful!
I loved this book. The subject matter was a real turn off untill I started listening and then I was hooked!! A dictorship and a revolution ingnighted by a young girl. Read all three books!!!