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Genesis Audiobook

Genesis

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Publisher's Summary

Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her grueling five-hour examination on the 2077 Great War has just begun. If she passes, she'll be admitted into The Academy - the elite institution that runs her utopian society.

But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And that The Academy isn't what she believes it to be.

Anax's examination leads us into a future where ancient - eternal - philosophical questions have dramatically collided with the march of technology, where just what it means to be human is up for debate, and where the concealed stain of an 'original sin' threatens the very existence of her brave new world.

©2009 Bernard Beckett; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Highly original, sinewy and cerebral, this remarkable thriller fuses intricate ideas with real emotion and suspense. I found it fascinating and thought-provoking. It gripped me like a vice." (Jonathan Stroud)

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    "A Wrenching, Challenging, Thought-Provoking Wonder"

    This is a one-of-a-kind gem I can't recommend highly enough. Surely it's one of dystopian science fiction's best-kept secrets. Imagine an isolated island preserved from world plague by its remote location. Now imagine the inhabitants creating a community based on Plato's REPUBLIC.

    What does it mean to be alive? To be an individual? To be a member of a community? To be responsible? Whatever you expect this book will be, it will surprise you. I've listened to this more than once, and yet the twist ending never fails to take my breath away.

    Don't be fooled if you see this referred to as a "young adult" novel; it's a perfect listen for thoughtful adults, as well.

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    Dana Katy, TX, United States 03-22-13
    Dana Katy, TX, United States 03-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    What made the experience of listening to Genesis the most enjoyable?

    The story


    What other book might you compare Genesis to and why?

    None


    What about Becky Wright’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed her voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me aware of a possibility


    Any additional comments?

    You'll never see the end coming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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