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Reached Audiobook

Reached: Matched, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising - and each other - Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the number-one New York Times-best-selling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

©2012 Ally Condie (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Jennifer LUSBY, MD, United States 08-16-13
    Jennifer LUSBY, MD, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Finished the whole series but not sure why...."
    Would you try another book from Ally Condie and/or Jack Riccobono?

    Maybe, depends on the story.


    Has Reached turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, it was just more boring then others I have read like it.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I like the different voices in the performance.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No really redeeming qualities, way more boring than I thought it would be. Book 3 was a bit better than the other two.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the genre, you might find this to be very boring.

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    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 08-04-13
    Falon Rosemount, MN, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)

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    "Not bad, but I felt it could have been better."

    I really liked the first book Matched the best. The story was from a single point of view of Cassia and it was full of mystery of a futuristic dystopian society. The second book Crossed started to break off into other's point of view and they brought in dual narration. I feel the problem breaking off into multiple point of characters views is that one looses the sense of being a character in the book, it looses the intimacy of the first person reader and turns the reader into a third person observer. The same multiple character continued in Reached, which again turned the reader into an observer instead of part of the story. My second complaint is that the author got a little too descriptive and poetic with the characters enteral monologues, which really slowed the pace of the book and got a little annoying at times. Overall it is a creative story line, I just felt like it could have been executed better.

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    Ash Campbell Washington 07-29-13
    Ash Campbell Washington 07-29-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Painful"
    Would you try another book from Ally Condie and/or Jack Riccobono?

    Probably not. I really liked the first book in the series and thought that the second was fine. But this was pretty bad--desperately needed an editor as it was much too long and needlessly so, as the extra description did little to further the story. There were so many great themes that I wished the author would explore (e.g., art during crises, revolutionaries becoming the same as the political entity that they are fighting) but she got far too bogged down in the love story. The love story itself is uninteresting as Cassia never wavers in her love, so the other character (trying to avoid spoilers--not that the end is suprising) just sort of hangs around and feels bad the entire time.


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

    Shorten the pointless description. I do not need to be reminded of the same poems over and over again. Also, I realize that this is a teen love story, but focus on something beside feeling love over and over again.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The actor narrating Zander did a decent job. The others make the dialogue, already a little cheesy, almost unbearable. Count how many times Cassia says "Yes!" or how many syllables she drags out in "Ky!" As for Ky, he's breathy and whining--I actually groaned aloud every time he described his love for Cassia.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom, mostly. A little bit of repulsion and embarrassment--teens describing their love for one another over and over and over and over...


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    Joy 06-10-13
    Joy 06-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Could not finish it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really don't know......


    What was most disappointing about Ally Condie’s story?

    It could have been done in 2 books. The first book was the best and was very interesting. But the story went on way to long and it was just very hard to get through


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jack Riccobono?

    I don't think that his narration was a bad job, it was the story.


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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Narration"

    This trilogy is both entertaining and intriguing. Match that with the sweet voiced narration that Kate Simses provided and you have a winning combination.

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    Peter Santucci Lebanon, OR United States 04-19-13
    Peter Santucci Lebanon, OR United States 04-19-13
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    "The typical middle-book struggle"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As the middle book of the trilogy, it's a journey book. The goal is to go from one place to another while getting to the two separated lovers together. But it wanders too much. A more articulated journey would have helped.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ally Condie before, how does this one compare?

    It improves on Matched in its character development but doesn't have the breadth of story that unfolds in Crossed.


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    Trista 03-22-13
    Trista 03-22-13
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    "better than the reviews indicate"

    the first book was good, the second less so. Many say they are disappointed in this book. I almost didn't get this book because I was tired of hearing about the the two love birds. Seriously everything that's going on in the world and all that matters is that you love each other?? sure that may appeal to others but I want to know about the rest as well. In this book you get learn more about the surrounding world and the other characters are given their own voice. This was what I had been waiting for... the opportunity to know the others in the story.

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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas 03-09-13
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas 03-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Terrible end to the series"

    I struggled to complete this book, I found it slow, plodding and all of the excitement of the first book completely gone. I forced myself to listen to all 10 hours which I'd ordinarily consider a short read - and struggled every time. I would definitely recommend not wasting a credit on this one.

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    Marcy Funderburk USA 03-06-13
    Marcy Funderburk USA 03-06-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Not quite as epic as I'd hoped for, but very good!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! While the first book in the series was by far the best one, Reached was certainly better than book 2. It wasn't everything I hoped for, but it was still satisfying!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Reached?

    The tying up of all the loose ends and the verification of things that had been hinted at!


    What about Jack Riccobono’s performance did you like?

    All of the narrators had very pleasant and distinct tones. I enjoyed them all.


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

    Not particularly. Parts of it were a bit tiresome, and after a long section of listening I welcomed a break.


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    M. H. 03-05-13
    M. H. 03-05-13
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    "The first book in this series is by far the best"

    The first book, Matched, is great! The second book, Crossed, is slow, but seems to be building to an exciting third and final book. Unfortunately, that is not what this book delivered. Instead of an action packed conclusion, what I got was added confusion and lack of momentum. This book was simultaneously "all over the place" and stagnant. Some of the concepts related to the plague, the cure, and the statistical sorting were interesting, but all these components did not come together very neatly in the end. The conclusion of this book was trying very hard to wrap everything up, but I felt like there was some vital component of the story still missing. And I agree with another reviewer in that I also would have liked a little more insight into the enemy. Overall, I was disappointed with this book.

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