It’s finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Unwind, which Publishers Weekly called a “gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.”
Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.
Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.
©2012 Neal Shusterman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The ending is such a cliff hanger...Is it weird that I hope Risa and Cam wind (no pun intended) up together?
The reader was expressive and held my interest. I have enjoyed his work in other books too.
Very good listen but not sure if it truly compares to Unwind but I must say Neal is an amazing author! Keep em' coming Neal...
Absolutely, it's an amazing story that will make you think, that will touch you deeply and besides all that it's just a darn good story with marvelous characters.
I don't know if I can pick just one thing, the whole story was amazing from start to finish, I desperately didn't want it to end. This sounds silly, but what I liked best was that it was a continuation from the first one, I wanted more of the story and this was it. I also loved the message of redemption.
Yes I have, this one is at least as good, maybe even better. Regardless, it was AWEsome.
When I realized something about one of the characters ... before the story explained it. I was shocked, intrigued, horrified, amazed ... all that once.
Read UnWind first, and then read this one. It's an order! You won't regret it, I promise.
I love the way the author is able to convey such a creepy idea, in a way that makes it so interesting to read.
Yes. If I didn't have a life, I never would have put it down.
This series is becoming a favourite and the narration by Luke Daniels just adds to the amazement of it. A must read for dystopian genre fans.
I loved seeing what was going to happen to Conner, Lev, and Risa. After finishing the first book I had to wait for a book credit to get this second installment of this series. It was completely worth it.
I like Luke Daniels. He is a good narrator. He portrays the material in a way that seems as though he is interested. There is nothing worse than a narrator who is bored with the book. He has appropriate reactions that allow the listener to hear the voices, punctuation, emotion, and spirit of the story.
This book is part young adult, part thriller, part dystology, part romance, part drama, with a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. I would recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed, "Hunger Games," "Rogue," "Angelfall," or "Divergent."
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This second installment isn't as spellbinding as the first but is a have to listen if you've started the series.
Shusterman has a way of writing his characters that brings them to life. (Poor pun there and unintentional). For a YA dystopian story there is a great deal of sophisticated yet traditional teen angst in this book. The characters are the misfits of their towns, for the most part and are full of anger for the way they feel they have been treated.
Recommended if you're into the series.
This story got very bogged down in the middle. I had to turn it off for a couple of days. Luckily the author had developed the characters enough that I turned the book back on just to see what happened to every one.
Ending? There was no ending. The book is obviously a "to be continued".
He was fine.
I went directly from book one to the next and it as nice to find that this book keeps up the pace with the first one, the author doesn't drop the ball at all!! The only thing was that for some reason I thought in the first we chapters that they had changed the narrator. The reading felt a little forced, with an annoying sardonic tone that wasn't really necessary in some cases. I think the narrator gets better after chapter 7 or 8, though, getting back to his previous approach to the voices and the narration.
Not quite as good as the first book but still very engrossing. Some new characters introduced and a new situation going on, some of which was good, some not so much. I'm not impressed with the fact that the author has given his three heros saint status and a holier than thou attitude but overall I still enjoyed the story.
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