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Crossed Audiobook

Crossed

The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.... In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
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The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy....

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

©2011 Ally Condie (P)2011 Penguin

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    Jenny Leigh Austin, TX, United States 08-03-12
    Jenny Leigh Austin, TX, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A lot of Running, A lot of Getting Nowhere"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I feel like a younger audience may enjoy this more. I love youth fiction, but at 22 the repetitiveness of this book just didn't gel well with me. Matched did it too, but with Crossed I found this more tedious.


    What could Ally Condie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The first half was really slow paced, and I just had a hard time getting into it. While I was excited to listen to the first one, it took me a whole extra week to finish Crossed.


    What three words best describe Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s performance?

    Kate: Believable, Clear, Precise
    Jack: Mumbles, Flat, Whispers


    What character would you cut from Crossed?

    If I could choose a character to eliminate, I would have cut out Xander. He just pulls Cassia back, and I feel like the author doesn't really know what to do with him. Plus, Indie falling in love with his picture just didn't seem like it made sense.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was not as good as the first, which made it really tough to get through. The first one at least flowed well and had a quick pace (for the most part), but Crossed was slow, and the reader for Ky on audiobook would mumble sometimes, which was annoying. For the first half of the book nothing really happens, just a lot of running. When the story finally quickens once Ky and Cassia finally meet up, it goes by too fast and I didn't really feel invested in their goal to find the rising. Cassia felt a little spoiled and selfish, and even though Ky's intentions were a little bit better than her's, he was no different. Both characters had very similar voices, and like the first book there's a lot of repeating. The love triangle is also getting tiring. I want to read the next book, but there's a part of me that really honestly doesn't care what happens next to these two. I will probably read it, but not on audiobook. Ky's voice is just too distracting.

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    donna58 08-02-12
    donna58 08-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Just ok"

    I was anxiously awaiting the follow-on book to Matched, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Crossed was just ok. It was difficult at times connecting the current story line to the previous book - and if you didn't read/listen to Matched (the first book in the series) I am afraid it would be difficult to follow some of the story line.

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    Amazon Customer Fort Lauderdale, Florida 08-02-12
    Amazon Customer Fort Lauderdale, Florida 08-02-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Good 2nd book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Crossed the most enjoyable?

    This basically picks up where the first one left off. Cassia is searching for Ky and a whole lot of factors make this a journey.


    What other book might you compare Crossed to and why?

    The Hunger Games or Divergent because of the controlling societies.


    What does Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing but Their voices were good for the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    TG 07-26-12
    TG 07-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I enjoyed this story"
    What about Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s performance did you like?

    Yes Kate voice sounds very young, but that was okay she handled the other voices well.


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

    It was better than the other reviews stated, I just wish there was more Xander. Hopefully we get to see his POV as well. I look forward to the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the other views scare you away.

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    Brooke 05-30-12
    Brooke 05-30-12 Member Since 2011

    Audio books are the best :)

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    "Not nearly as good as the first"

    I was unpleasantly surprised at this second book. It was slow, lackluster, and Ky's voice is so terribly whiny it made it hard to listen to.

    I'm wanting to finish the series since I've read the first two books but this book is definitely making me contemplate whether or not I will. I'd like to say something nice about the book but it just was not up to par with the first and definitely not up to par with other dystopia novels.

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    Jen Nokesville, VA, United States 05-23-12
    Jen Nokesville, VA, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Solid Story Mover"

    After I wrote a quick review at Good Reads, I read a few previously posted and I was shocked at how many people hated this book. HATED it.

    I liked it and I think it did what it was supposed to do - move the story along.

    Book one, Matched, is better overall, but this one is still a solid story mover.

    I like that there are two narrators to voice Cassia and Ky and I think they're both pretty good. Not the best, but they have the proper youthful quality to their voices.

    I liked Crossed and am looking forward to the final book in the trilogy when it comes out later this year.

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    amckenna23 MA, USA 05-22-12
    amckenna23 MA, USA 05-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Crossed to be better than the print version?

    I am not sure. I think the print version probably would be better, since the narrator's voice was often annoyingly cheerful.


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    Leslie KIRKLAND, WA, United States 04-19-12
    Leslie KIRKLAND, WA, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The male narrator is much better"
    Where does Crossed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my least favorites, but it was still worth listening to and I will probably listen to the third when it comes out. This book just can't compare to my other favorites like "Hunger Games," "Divergent," and "Before I Fall."


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The female still sounds very immature, like a 13 year old. The male narrator was great though. He has kind of a "throaty, whisper" type voice, but I thought it was relaxing and I found myself wanting to listen to him before bed.


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

    No, I didn't really have much of an emotional reaction to the book, it was pretty even toned. However, the part when Eli gives the vial to Ky definitely did make me tear up a bit, I loved that part! (That shouldn't have been a spoiler at all, don't worry!)


    Any additional comments?

    What is with the strange music they play at random times durring the narration?! It drives me crazy, you can't hear the talking over it... and sometimes it even sounds kind of creepy.

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    Mom of little artist Buffalo, WY USA 04-17-12
    Mom of little artist Buffalo, WY USA 04-17-12
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    "Dystopian Society-Who can you really trust?"
    Where does Crossed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Crossed is one of the better audiobooks I have listened to. The beginning of this second book starts out a bit slow, but don't worry-you will be left with questions and a desire to see what the third book holds.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The first in this series, Matched, was completely voiced by Kate Simses and she does a wonderful job of getting the character's emotions across. (She should have read for Katniss in the Hunger Games.)


    Any additional comments?

    This series is particularly good for middle-school aged girls. The romance is age-appropriate.

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    Val IRONTON, OH, United States 04-04-12
    Val IRONTON, OH, United States 04-04-12
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    "Terrible Narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I liked the book it was just so hard to get past the extremely overdone childlike and fake voice of the narrator, I wish they could have someone who did not try to sound like a little baby instead of a teenager


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