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Extras | [Scott Westerfeld]

Extras

The only thing that matters in the world is fame, and all people are constantly monitored as though they are contestants in a global talent competition. In the blink of an eye, absolutely anyone can suddenly become famous.
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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Scott Westerfeld continues his New York Times best-selling Uglies series with Extras.

The only thing that matters in the world is fame, and all people are constantly monitored as though they are contestants in a global talent competition. In the blink of an eye, absolutely anyone can suddenly become famous.

Listen to more in the Uglies series, including Specials and Pretties.

©2007 Scott Westerfeld; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

“Just as thrilling as its predecessors, but it’s also a thoughtful novel of ideas, a brilliant parody of the modern obsession with fame.” (New York Times)

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    01-29-09
    01-29-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Same world different theme"

    Really liked this book a lot....would have given it another half star if I could. It is a great new story and a follow up. I wasn't sure I was ready for another book in this world after the great trilogy (Uglies, Pretties & Specials)! It is different, the same.....but new and really well written and read. Some of the old characters emerge in this book but in a fun twist. If you were a fan of the trilogy, you'll love this one too!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    NIcole Roselle, IL, United States 09-10-12
    NIcole Roselle, IL, United States 09-10-12
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    Would you try another book from Scott Westerfeld and/or Carine Montbertrand?

    I liked this series, but there was no need for this book. Specials wrapped everything up nicely, and Extras was a weak follow up and a weird fit. I would not recommend it to anyone who really enjoyed the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coralie United States 09-04-12
    Coralie United States 09-04-12
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    "Interesting concept"
    What did you like best about Extras? What did you like least?

    I read the first three books as well and wasn't in love with any of them. They, and this one, were entertaining enough but kind of immature and underdeveloped. The concept of a different economy like fame was cool, though.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extras?

    I liked that Tally came back into the picture even though this was obviously took place a few years later and in Japan (I assumed.)


    Was Extras worth the listening time?

    It won't be a deeply thought provoking listen, but entertaining enough to do once.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shana N. Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-23-13
    Shana N. Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-23-13
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    "All Bad"

    Everything about this book was bad. I tried listening to it 4 times before I finally gave up. It's the prime example of taking a series too far. Also, the narrator was painful to listen to; horrible pausing, delivery of catch phrases from prior books was just awkward.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Doyle Twin Cities, MN 04-30-13
    M. Doyle Twin Cities, MN 04-30-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Disappointing"

    I really liked the first three books, but this one just did not capture me like the others. I found the main characters (Aya and her brother and friend) were less interesting than even the bubble-headed pretties. Even in a city that uses one's reputation as currency, Aya's behavior was quite lame and actually disgusting at times.

    The struggles of the other books seemed possible and difficult to adjust to, but this book just did not hold my interest. Saddest of all, it seemed that Aya just could not learn through her experiences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-24-12
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2012

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "Wonderful Extra!"
    What made the experience of listening to Extras the most enjoyable?

    I just loved being tossed back into the world of Uglies!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked all of the characters!


    What about Carine Montbertrand’s performance did you like?

    You know the first book, you can't stand her voice. But her voice grows on you! I like Shays voice the best


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Out of this world!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great follow up to the Uglies series. It gave closure and or a new beginning!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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