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Partials | [Dan Wells]

Partials

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.
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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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    Mia Grendal 02-19-15
    Mia Grendal 02-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yeah, and I already have recommended it to a friend, she loved it too. I thought it was great that the story is more about the world than the romance. It was refreshing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Xochi or Marcus! Xochi is badass and Marcus is funny.


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

    What you would expect, I guess, a proper voice and emotions.


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

    Both yes and no. It's very long, but the story is interesting enough.


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    TLADD 01-30-15
    TLADD 01-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    awesome hunger games cyborg Mashup with some intense moments. Also liked that virgins in hunger gamesalso liked that virgins in hunger games

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    Waverley 01-25-15
    Waverley 01-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent post apocalyptic sci fi"

    Original ideas and some admirable characters. I am looking forward to delving deeper into the Partial world. Fragments is the next book in the series.

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    Bryan R. Lindstrom 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than Divergent, Mazerunner, and Article 5"

    I love the dystopia genre. I read any of them that catches my eye. I really enjoyed this one because of its strong protagonist as well as getting to see the inner workings of the tyrannical government.

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    Tyfani 11-17-14
    Tyfani 11-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A new twist on sci fi and end of the world"

    Definitely kept me reading and interested. Following Kiera through her journey and all she learns was great. Plus a little love triangle never hurts. Definitely one I couldn't stop listening to/reading. Be forewarned though, the 2nd book drags... So disappointing to go from such a great book to such a blah book.

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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 11-04-14
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 11-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting but a little too slow for my taste."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I thought the story progressed a little too slowly, and parts were dragged out too long.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The concept was interesting.


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

    It does need a follow-up book, but I didn't enjoy the first one enough to read the second one.


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    Sara 07-18-14
    Sara 07-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, delivery was so-so"

    I loved the story as a unique take on the dystopian/apocolyptic society. The concepts and themes had so much potential. I agree with others who felt that there was a lack of character development. I felt there was too much time spent on the protagonist arguing with superiors who were obviously not going to be convinced to change and it sort of became exhausting. I have difficulty enjoying books that make the reader feel like they're a step ahead of the protagonist and are constantly waiting for the characters to figure things out. However, the heroine is intelligent and resilient in other ways. Again, story is brilliant, but expected more :/

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    Sarah Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 06-23-14
    Sarah Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 06-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Status Quo Dystopia"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It wasn't super imaginative. You could predict what was going to happen by the blatant forshadowing. I also find it hard to believe that ten years of doctors and researchers unable to find a cure for a disease would be so easily put to shame by a 16 year old nursing trainee. The main character is elevated too easily to positions of importance and defies the odds in way too many circumstances for it to seem legitimate.


    Was Partials worth the listening time?

    Hmm maybe? I won't be buying the sequals but it wasn't wholly unpleasent. (how's that for selling it??)


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    Beth Santa Rosa, CA, USA 05-09-14
    Beth Santa Rosa, CA, USA 05-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I think I see a movie in the making"
    What made the experience of listening to Partials the most enjoyable?

    Very detailed, great plot building, many characters easy to keep up with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Partials?

    The evolution of humanity even in a sterile examination room.


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

    Yes, she rocks again. Her range is subtle when it needs to be , distinct when appropriate, wonderful emotive range and when she does male voices, I hear male characters.


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

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Divergent, or Hunger Games, or Darkest Minds... Well this isn't like any of them except that it is based in a dystopian society and you will love this one as well.

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    Jenna Port Kennedy, Australia 10-04-13
    Jenna Port Kennedy, Australia 10-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "AMAZING STORY"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its gripping and interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Kira grew from being afraid to strong and willing to put her life on the line


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when kira and sam parted ways


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

    I nearly did finished it in two days and if i didnt have so many interuptions i would have done in one day.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope Fragments is just as good

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