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Asylum | [Madeleine Roux]

Asylum

For 16-year-old Dan Crawford, a summer program for gifted students is the chance of a lifetime. No one else at his high school gets his weird fascinations with history and science, but at the New Hampshire College Prep program, such quirks are all but required. Dan arrives to find that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline dorm - formerly a psychiatric hospital.
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Publisher's Summary

Once you get in, there's no getting out.

For 16-year-old Dan Crawford, a summer program for gifted students is the chance of a lifetime. No one else at his high school gets his weird fascinations with history and science, but at the New Hampshire College Prep program, such quirks are all but required.

Dan arrives to find that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline dorm - formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here - secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because it turns out Brookline was no ordinary psych ward. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

This mind-bending listening experience blurs the lines between past and present, friendship and obsession, genius and insanity.

©2013 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jacob Newman 03-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Idea"

    I really enjoyed the idea of this book. But I feel it needed to be a bit more developed personally. This book is perfect for younger thrill seekers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bri-Guy 02-06-15
    Bri-Guy 02-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    Story was just ok. Nothing fancy. Not very suspenseful. More than anything, I just wanted to finish it so I could start another book. Won't be listening to book 2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kameron Alexander 12-21-14
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    "Great book!"

    I did love the book, it was a nice twist of things. I just didn't like some of the highschool drama that played out. Other than that it became a great story over time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Mason 12-19-13
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    "Fun & Scary-ish"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Asylum to be better than the print version?

    More like a psychological thriller. Suspenseful. Is it really happening? Is it a dream? It keeps you in question. I think this story would be a quick read and great for high school, or college kids.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dan's roomate. He went through a transformation of being meek little nerd, to dedicating himself to become stronger.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Goldstrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The conversation that Dan's parents have about him and his past. It makes you wonder.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 08-22-15
    Mary 08-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "More of a teen read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found it slow moving and I did not like the narrators voice.


    Would you recommend Asylum to your friends? Why or why not?

    No I would not because I do not know anyone who would be interested in such a book


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No i would not go and see it. Too slow moving


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    Mark Platt WI United States 07-05-15
    Mark Platt WI United States 07-05-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Outstanding, compelling story, everyone should read!"

    This was an outstanding book. Always having twists and turns and playing with your mind. The overall idea and story is phenomenal. The narrator made you feel Connected to the story and characters like you were in the mindset.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carefree123 11-14-14
    Carefree123 11-14-14 Member Since 2015

    I'm a mom, stuck in a world of half finished projects.

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    "simple high school thriller"
    Would you listen to Asylum again? Why?

    I would choose to listen to Asylum again simply based no how quick of a read it was. It was designed in a way that flowed into predictable story lines. It was overall better than I expected.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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