But when the Prophet decrees that Kyra must marry her 60-year-old uncle - who already has six wives - Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family.
©2009 Carol Lynch Williams; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
"[T]his is a heart pounder, and readers will be held, especially as the danger escalates. Williams' portrayals of the family are sharp, but what's most interesting about this book is how the yearnings and fears of a character so far from what most YAs know will still seem familiar and close." (Booklist)
What a wonderful (and disturbing) story. It was so well written and narrated. I usually listen to books as I drive to and from work and errands and while doing chores. I kept finding myself sitting still, mesmerized, instead of folding laundry...hiding in the closet from my family...pulling over to parking lots at key points in the story to concentrate...and cheer on the young heroine!
It was a good day when I realized I could combine my two hobbies- reading AND knitting. Audible has seen me through many projects!
I couldn't stop listening to this book. It's well written, well read and surprisingly quite tense. I highly recommend it!
I was looking for a new author as I had already exhausted all of my favorite author's (Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella) audiobooks. On a whim I downloaded this one and it was fantastic! When it started I wasn't so sure but I really got into it and couldn't stop listening. I can't wait to find other books by this author.
I chose this book solely because I liked the narrator's work so much on The Help. This piece was equally well done and the story was captivating with a nice variety of interesting characters. Well worth the credit.
I found this book when searching for Jenna Lamia's work. As usual, her performance was fantastic. I was surprised by how I quickly was pulled into the story. The interview with the author at the end of the recording was also enjoyable.
Avid reader, picky about narrators.
A quick listen and a really engaging story. I didn't realize the book is meant for the YA market until I listened to the interview with the author at the end. Well written and well narrated.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
Drama seekers , realistic fiction lovers and people who like sick stories
no it didn't because it's good to read things that you are not accustomed to
Kyra and Joshua
hmm , maybe it made me think about how much freedom we have as women in appose to those sick men who think they are serving (GOD)
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The Chosen One is the story of Kyra, a thirteen year old girl who was raised in a polygamous sect by her father and three mothers along with an abundance of brothers and sisters. Despite her unusual circumstances, Kyra has dreams that any thirteen year old girl could relate to. She is in love with a boy whom she hopes to marry one day. This dream is shattered when The Prophet announces that Kyra is to marry her 60 year old uncle instead.
Kyra must now face some heartbreaking choices. Does she honor the word of The Prophet or follow her own heart? Is she prepared for the devastating consequences of choosing the latter? You will hold your breath as you watch Kyra struggle to choose between family and freedom. You will want to weep when you realize, along with Kyra, the high price that her freedom will cost.
This book is beautifully written and narrated. Writer Carol Lynch Williams perfectly captures the voice of thirteen year old Kyra and narrator Jenna Lamia brings Kyra to life.
ADDED BONUS: At the end of this book, you will enjoy an interview with Williams that covers topics ranging from finding Kyra's voice to Williams' writing process to her advice for other writers. If you enjoy reading YA fiction or aspire to write it yourself, you cannot miss this interview.
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