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.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
First off, the target audience must be much younger than me based on the writing. Secondly, it's impossible for me to believe a society accepts this type of governance. That said, there are things going on in the world today in other countries that I find hard to believe are accepted by society, but it's the norm in other cultures, so I guess I should just accept that this is possible. Even if I do, I didn't find the book all that interesting or entertaining. I also think I missed how "clappers" came into existence. They seem pretty ridiculous as well. Bottom line, I don't recommend this book if you are out of high school.
this was great for my teenage son, we enjoyed it I our eighteen hour road trip the south.
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.
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