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Under the Never Sky Audiobook

Under the Never Sky

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.
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Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

©2012 Veronica Rossi (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Bee United States 07-02-12
    Bee United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2015

    Just a book fool.

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    "Lovely World"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, depending on who. Its quite fantastical (colorful) so I would only give it to friends I knew appreciated that style.


    What other book might you compare Under the Never Sky to and why?

    Its a little hard to compare it was actually quite different- a nice change.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernadette Dunne Flagler?

    The narrator was really the only thing I didn't love about this book - but she is by far not the worst.


    Was Under the Never Sky worth the listening time?

    It was!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anastasia forest hills, NY, United States 04-20-12
    Anastasia forest hills, NY, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "It was just OK..I wouldnt waste my credit on it"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would add more suspense and I would describe certain things more. Without it you lose emotional attachment with main character.


    Could you see Under the Never Sky being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I see it being made into the cheap TV series on scifi channel.


    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 02-16-16
    Sara 02-16-16

    A book is a dream you hold in your hand.

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    "It will take you on an unforgettable journey"
    Where does Under the Never Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is by far one of the best if not the best audiobook I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Under the Never Sky?

    I think the most memorable moments are the poetic ones. When the author talks about living "under the never sky" for example, that one's my favourite.And of course the beautiful love story, you cannot prepare for all the feels.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne Flagler – was your favorite?

    Perry, without a doubt. He is truly an incredible person. I love how cautious he is when they meet. He doesn't trust her and they're supposed to be enemies, still he saves her life and keeps her safe. He is a person that you have to warm up to. At first he might seem cold and distant, but the more you get to know him the more you understand him. He would do anything and everything for the people he loves. He never looks down on anyone and he has the biggest heart. He is so beautiful, on both inside and outside. I sincerely wish he wasn't a fictional character because I have fallen in love with him.


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

    Absolutely! I couldn't put it down! I was up 'til after midnight listening to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I pity all the people on this earth who haven't read this book, my heart goes out to all of you. You have no idea what you're missing out on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Bogue 01-09-16
    Anna Bogue 01-09-16 Member Since 2015

    Anna

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    this was an awesome story full of romance and comedy. I am looking forward to the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Riley Northern MI, USA 12-11-15
    M. Riley Northern MI, USA 12-11-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Different narrator would have made a difference"

    I had a hard time getting into this book and it's because of the narrator. She had this old, wavering tone to her voice, which really didn't fit with the main characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JOYCE 10-15-15
    JOYCE 10-15-15
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    "love it! great story!"

    starts out a little slow, but then gets you hooked and can't stop listening to it.

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    kari 09-02-15
    kari 09-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "REALLY enjoyed this series...."
    Any additional comments?

    I thought the characters were solid and memorable, the storyline was interesting and unique. The beginning of the book seemed slow at first - although was pertinent to the story set-up. Once you are about a quarter into the book - it starts to pull together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer North Carolina USA 08-21-15
    Amazon Customer North Carolina USA 08-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't listen"
    What disappointed you about Under the Never Sky?

    I had to get the e-book and read it for myself, because the audible voice grated on my nerves too much to listen to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 08-18-15
    Jane 08-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Unexpected"

    The start of the book was difficult for me. In all fairness I was still ensnared with the previous series I had listened to but I kind of felt thrust into the story (like when you get thrown into the deep end and are expected to swim). I managed to surface and even surprise myself by figuring out what was going on. Just give it time and you won't be disappointed. On to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 07-07-15
    Christine 07-07-15 Member Since 2015

    Just trying to find my next great read

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    "I wasted my money"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I will not recommend this book. I usually say this was not for me, but it may work for you, but I do not want to recommend an expensive book that I did not care for at all. I know that Veronica Rossi has gotten great reviews for this book, but were they ARCs? Were they friends? What am I missing??


    Has Under the Never Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If this was the first book I read as a YA Dystopian it would have turned me off from that genre. I love YA/NA dystopian fiction, but this has to be one of the worst popular ones I have ever read.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Dunne Flagler’s performances?

    No, I hope to avoid any narrations by Bernadette Dunne Flagler. I have been listening to audiobooks since forever and she has to be one of the worst. This narrator sounded like a 80 year old woman not a teenager/young adult.


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

    It had an excellent premise, but it too long for anything to happen and everything was so predictable. I was in a mood to listen to YA/NA Dystopian, but this one turned me off from the genre for awhile.


    Any additional comments?

    I know the reviews for this book have been mostly 4-5 stars so I listened/read until the end, but I hated it. I love YA dystopian fiction, but I hated this one. The first 25% was Aria and Roar going through every detail about their side of the world, their people. Roar saves Aria then Aria gets kicked out of her world. Roar saves her AGAIN (I think he saves her 5-6 times before she realizes he is not a bad person) and she whines. God does that girl whine. She just thinks the worst of everyone that is different than her and her people. She says her people are good, but they threw her out and kidnapped Roar's helpless nephew. I hated Aria and for the life of me do not understand what Roar liked her at all. Throughout the book, Aria slowly realizes that the more she is away from her people, the more she is changing, but does not ever think to put two and two together that maybe they were doing something to her. By the time Aria's attitude changes, it was too late. I could not connect.The banter between these two was supposed to show tension...it just annoyed me. It felt like the story moved at a snail's pace. I have never regretted spending money on the book and Whispersync as much as I did on this book. I got the Whispersync hoping that listening to it would help me get into the story. Nope. All was a waste of money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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