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Partials Audiobook
Partials
Written by: 
Dan Wells
Narrated by: 
Julia Whelan
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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    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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    Shane ATL 10-08-15
    Shane ATL 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"

    This was a great read. A tab bit predictable. Kiera was very naive and It was annoying. I am excited to see where the story goes.

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    Tim K Surrey, BC 09-16-15
    Tim K Surrey, BC 09-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic apocalypse book"
    Where does Partials rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great plot and somewhat plausible.


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

    Brings the characters to life, including the male characters


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

    Lots of action and excitement, but there were points that evoked emotion, such as when Kira got over her feelings of hate for Sam.


    Any additional comments?

    Really well written. My wife and I are listening to the series together and truly enjoying it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "surprisingly great!!"

    I enjoyed this book so much. I this book on a list of recommended reads with dystopian themes. I had not heard of this trilogy but gave it a shot. I really got swept away. It's not real deep but the story is interesting and I did not want to stop reading. I am a mother of four very young kids and a crazy busy household and audible makes getting my chores done more enjoyable;) I read anything and everything but especially enjoy YA with dystopian or paranormal twist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    marti 07-13-15
    marti 07-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Such a fantastic change of pace!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the narration was spot on. The story line was different which made it more appealing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Partials?

    Of Course the end where Kiera finds the cure and gives it to Arwin. All of the searching and all of the deaths were worth it in the end


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

    no


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

    The scenes between Kiera and Samm were my favorites. I find myself asking "How could they end up together? He doesn't age" Then, "Maybe she will find a cure for that and they will end up together." Then " Wells better not kill off her or Samm. I will be forever pissed"


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, this was a very nice change of pace for me. I was looking for something new and refreshing; different from all of the "predictable" books. While some parts were rather predictable, the story line kept me at the edge of my seat. I love how strong and determined Kiera is. I cant stand a lead character who is constantly scared and whiny. I look forward to the second and third book. Hopefully the story line will stay well paced and not decline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joy Fisk Charlotte, NC United States 07-02-15
    Joy Fisk Charlotte, NC United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2014

    high school English teacher

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    "Fascinating"

    The story really kept me interested. Very good non-distracting performance. Voice changes between characters were subtle but easy to differentiate. Great dialogue throughout. Enough scientific details about the virus to make it seem plausible. Good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KdBr 06-30-15
    KdBr 06-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this!"

    If you enjoyed divergent or the host you'll love this. Great narration as well. Very well written, had me interested the entire book.

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    Jason Fish 06-21-15
    Jason Fish 06-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So far best written dystopian novel"

    Post-apocalyptic novel with intelligence and maturity. Only a small amount of the typical blind heroism that most dystopian novels display. But this is non stop and no mush.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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