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We Are the Ants Audiobook

We Are the Ants

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Publisher's Summary

From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn't sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and, facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world - and his pain - be destroyed forever.

©2016 Shaun David Hutchinson (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    Leighton 05-07-16
    Leighton 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb touching, captivating story with big ideas"
    Where does We Are the Ants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10. It instantly grabs you and makes you care about the main character. That's a rare quality which some established authors fail to do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it is written. Mr Hutchinson has a beautiful turn of phrase, never over writes, gives us just enough to make a passionate other worldly story about, ocassionally, pedestrian things.


    What about Gibson Frazier’s performance did you like?

    Very good.


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

    yes. I failed but I powered through it in two days.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr Hutchinson please make more books available on audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KJNoble 11-30-16
    KJNoble 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    Jesse is dead Jesse is dead Jesse is dead
    Hours and hours and hours of it. Ok I get it Jesse is dead.

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    Melissa Quiroz 11-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "i cried"

    i loved it, it's 4:53am and i finished it with 1 minute breaks often but i loved it and couldnt stop. The author makes it an incredible story with the main character life of how nothing matters and it gives you a new perspective.

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    Jaco du Preez South Africa 06-11-16
    Jaco du Preez South Africa 06-11-16 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.

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    "An amazing tale of coming of age and mind"
    Where does We Are the Ants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best psychological analysis of how we handle or hide from problems in life. It even shows that there are much more important things to worry about such as family, fiends and those you love caring compared to the bullies teasing your for being gay and you should not destroy yourself caring about other's opinion when it just kills you inside to never come out or staying in a relationship that forces you to. This book can be recommended to many young LGBT teens as the message you get between the lines is clear...indirectly.

    It is also a fun story.


    Any additional comments?

    Best line; "I wish the aliens would stop taking my pants."

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    CVal27 07-20-16
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    Not a fan of the storyline. I was imagining something diffeent. I am glad that the main character starting getting help for himself towards the end. I knew he had some issues.

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