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Partials Audiobook

Partials

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Publisher's Summary

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials - engineered organic beings identical to humans - has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them - connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question - one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.

©2012 HarperCollinsPublishers (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    tracey 06-08-16
    tracey 06-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent"

    The book was decent. The beginning was very slow but it picked up mid way through. The narration for all male voices was the same.

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    Loren Fay 04-30-16
    Loren Fay 04-30-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Love the story! Can't wait to listen the next two books."

    Loved this story. So original. Had my attention the entire time. I listen to audio books every morning for my 3 hour drive to work (1.5 hours each way) so I get some heavy listening done a day... I try to set a rule where I only listen during drive time because I'll spend too much money on books but this one made my drive that much better. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story.

    Some people said they didn't connect with Keira but I don't agree with that. I did. I think she didn't have as many normal struggles as everyone else did, so we felt more for them than her. But j liked her. She needs things to make her more relatable though. Hopefully that changes in the next two books.

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    Lifelong Book Lover USA 04-26-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Too juvenile"
    What disappointed you about Partials?

    Story so juvenile... protagonist runs blood work that the scientists would have done at the get-go. To create a clever character, making everyone else stupid isn't the best method.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Wells again?

    Probably not


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Whelan?

    Possibly... but some of her inflections don't make sense and change the meaning of the sentence.


    What character would you cut from Partials?

    Gosh. All of them


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    Amazon Customer 04-19-16
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    "great"

    the book was very easy to get into and the actor reading the book brought more personality to the characters by giving everyone of importance a different voice. i didn't want to stop reading

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    jpbersier USA 04-16-16
    jpbersier USA 04-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    "An other great Young Adult series"

    An other study of our world from an other angle.
    Loved it.
    Leaving you here to start with the number 2 in the series :-)

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    Brandy Blackerby 02-19-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "GOOD"

    This book was good.... NOT GREAT BUT good! there were some parts that It had a hard time holding my attention but NOT SO BAD that ib don't already have book 2 ready & waiting! the NARRATOR also did good.... not great though! sometimes I think that's why I lost concentration! however it's still like a said GOOD BOOK!

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    PaigeTurner 01-13-16
    PaigeTurner 01-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful Start to the Series!!"

    Such a great story. I love Kira, she is such a strong heroine and the supporting characters provide humor and depth to the story. The concept of the book is very interesting and the narrator does a fabulous job with the voice of Kira and the other characters.

    Highly Recommend this audiobook!!

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    Rachel HANNA CITY, IL, United States 01-11-16
    Rachel HANNA CITY, IL, United States 01-11-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Interesting"

    This story line is really good. I like the idea of cyborg people and what can happen. Also has a good twist at the end. Hope the rest are as good. :-) Would recommend this book.

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    tmromero1129 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't Even Start It"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not. The story has so much potential, and initially you think it is going to be an amazing series. All I ended up with was boredom and disappointment.


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

    I would not. The story has so much potential, and initially you think it is going to be an amazing series. All I ended up with was boredom and disappointment.


    What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing really. Her voice acting was totally fine but nothing special.


    Do you think Partials needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has one and it's a disappointment.


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    Richard Hay 10-27-15
    Richard Hay 10-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's Okay"
    Would you listen to Partials again? Why?

    I don't consider this first novel as gripping as some but it does have it's moments. So I am not drawn to listening to it again.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The story is based on a trilogy so there really is not an ending only a beginning to the next phase of the overall story. The author should have done more to create a cliff hanger but it's a nice transition to the next book.


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan’s performance?

    Good voice contrasting


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

    It was not one of those for me at least. That said, I could never write a book as good as Dan Wells. Definitely a talented author but not as gripping as I would have liked. Character development I think is what really made the book drag on. Dan Wells had to establish a world and the characters in this first book so he could move on to the more interesting aspects of the story later on. Given it's average novel length this was a difficult task to do but he do okay with it. But this is what made the first book go a bit slow. Things definitely get more interesting in the second book.


    Any additional comments?

    You have to take all 3 books into context as an arch across the apocalyptic world created by Dan Wells. Be patient with the first book at builds on itself nicely.

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