Uglies
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 2110 ratings)
  • 1
    Uglies: Uglies, Book 1 | Scott Westerfeld

    Uglies: Uglies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (634)

    Tally Youngblood is quickly approaching her 16th birthday and the mandatory pretty-making surgery that accompanies it. But Tally isn't sure if she wants to be a placidly happy Pretty. When a top secret organization threatens her with remaining Ugly forever, she reluctantly spies on the rebels who have refused the surgery. They think it changes more than just looks and are working on a cure. But they need someone to become Pretty to test it out.

    Unexpectedly enjoyable

    I know, I know, you read the description and you can already cut the metaphors with a chainsaw. And, yeah, the symbolism is obvious, but surprisingly..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2008 by Cather (Cumberland, VA, United States)
  • 2
    Pretties: Uglies, Book 2 | Scott Westerfeld

    Pretties: Uglies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (363)

    Tally Youngblood never felt like the other Pretties - she almost didn't become one. But Tally isn't the only one who feels like she's missing a part of herself. After uncovering sinister clues about the Pretty surgery, she stumbles upon a possible cure for Pretty-mindedness and a possible escape from the city. But the cure could have deadly consequences.

    Split Decision

    I read the book Uglies and am now listening to Pretty's. I enjoy the concept of the books in spite of their clumsy teenager angst. I find the writing ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2008 by Martha (Eau Claire, WI, USA)
  • 3
    Specials: Uglies, Book 3 | Scott Westerfeld

    Specials: Uglies, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (292)

    Tally never wanted to be Special, but some talents cannot be denied. Specials keep the Pretties happy and naive, keep the Uglies wishing to be Pretty and - most importantly - keep the Smokies powerless. But their latest mission is to end the New Smoke forever, and there is still a little part of Tally that is telling her to think for herself, that remembers a time when Tally lived happily among the Smokies. Maybe the Specials aren't really protecting anyone but themselves.

    Series is becoming a Waste of Time and Money!

    Scott Westerfeld's Uglies was a creative, unique book. I really enjoyed it and Pretties was almost as good. Specials, however, was drawn out and bor..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2012 by Kim (eau Claire, WI, United States)
  • 4
    Extras | Scott Westerfeld

    Extras

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (147)

    The only thing that matters in the world is fame, and all people are constantly monitored as though they are contestants in a global talent competition. In the blink of an eye, absolutely anyone can suddenly become famous.

    Same world different theme

    Really liked this book a lot....would have given it another half star if I could. It is a great new story and a follow up. I wasn't sure I was ready..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2009 by A User ()