If they can survive until their 18th birthdays, they can't be harmed - but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, 18 seems far, far away.
In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges listeners' ideas about life - not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.
©2009 Neal Shusterman; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
One of the most original series I have listened to all year. Very well written and a great performance by the narrator. An under appreciated series well worth the credit.
relevant emotional profound
I love the way Neal Shusterman brings it all together in the end with unexpected twists and poignant moments. It is very moving.
I did not want the series to end! I love this type of fiction because it has a deeper meaning and makes you stop and think!
I love that this book makes you think and still has a lot of action. It is told in such a way that I can imagine my thoughts as a child and as an adult.
I would listen to the whole series again. This is such a unique story. I felt every emotion when listening to this book and it got me thinking. It can be a little creepy at times, but that is because the story sucked me in. When I finished one book, I needed to start the next one right away. I loved this book and the whole series.
There's suspending disbelief, and then there's suspending disbelief. Mr. Shusterman does make you think about some interesting ethical issues, but the context is completely implausible.
this story is pure adventure horror. the thought of being unwound is terrifying and like a dagger to the heart as you listen to the trials of the cast of this story.
Loved it! I'm finally listening to this series on audiobook. I know I'm years late to this series. But it's still completely relevant. The futuristic situation of society after the Second Civil War regarding reproductive rights is just plain creepy. The concept of "unwinding" sounds so awful, yet as the author explores the various angles and societal intentions throughout this novel, it becomes hauntingly real. The fact that I could picture something like this happening (maybe not worldwide, but in small populations), made this novel even better. Because if I can visualize it, it becomes more personal, and more exciting.
I loved that we got viewpoints from Connor, Risa, and Lev, all three on the road to unwinding but for completely different reasons. Their journey became my journey. I was invested in their outcome, as well as the outcomes of everyone they met. The twists and turns that Connor, Risa and Lev were taken on were fascinating, and I never knew what would happen next. I loved the suspense, as well as the humanity that these characters brought to the story.
And then there's that one chapter toward the end... totally gave me the heebie-jeebies. Seriously creeped me out big time. But I have to give mad props for the chill factor. It got its point across for sure. Unwinding is bad--very, very bad.
This is a fascinating story, and I'm looking forward to where the story's direction will go next. Because I bet it will be nothing like I expect. I also love the narrating from Luke Daniels on the audiobook. I definitely recommend checking out this series.
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