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Unwind Audiobook

Unwind

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Publisher's Summary

In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.

Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

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.

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    CR Frisco, TX 01-01-16
    CR Frisco, TX 01-01-16 Member Since 2002

    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.

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    "under 3 stars. unbelievable society"

    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.

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    Shannon 12-30-15
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    "great for my tweenage son, who is twelve., we all"

    this was great for my teenage son, we enjoyed it I our eighteen hour road trip the south.

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    Sharon Texas 12-10-15
    Sharon Texas 12-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story and great narration"

    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.

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    Amanda 12-01-15
    Amanda 12-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book!!"

    anyone could read this it has plenty of action. I couldn't put it down.

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    Cindy Johnson 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "it makes you look deep within...thought provoking"
    If you could sum up Unwind in three words, what would they be?

    relevant emotional profound


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unwind?

    I love the way Neal Shusterman brings it all together in the end with unexpected twists and poignant moments. It is very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    brandon brooks 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written and well read"

    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.

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    Melissa 10-16-15
    Melissa 10-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"
    Would you listen to Unwind again? Why?

    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.


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    Lynne 10-08-15
    Lynne 10-08-15 Member Since 2006
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    "At least it makes you think, a little"

    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.

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    jayke norman 10-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "shock and horror"

    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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    kayla brady 09-22-15
    kayla brady 09-22-15
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    "Interesting"

    Recommend it to high school readers. very interesting. Quick read. Easy to follow. Need to keep an open mind. Not light hearted.

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