The Unwanteds
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 291 ratings)
  • 1
    The Unwanteds: Unwanteds Series, Book 1 | Lisa McMann

    The Unwanteds: Unwanteds Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lisa McMann
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (144)

    When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the 13-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the army. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination. It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate - until he discovers that instead of a “death farm”, what awaits him is a magical place called Artime.

    A pleasant surprise...

    The characters were well thought out, and the dialogue engaging. The main theme of the story certainly was serious, but the book didn't have any graph..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2011 by Laurie (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 2
    Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2 | Lisa McMann

    Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lisa McMann
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of ArtimÉ are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries. In ArtimÉ, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and ArtimÉ will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request - one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer.

    Fine story pity it's really just half of it

    I really enjoy the unwanteds and looked forward to book2; but this one really is only half the story. Which is a shame. The ending not even a cliff ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2013 by Coral (Mississauga, ON, Canada)
  • 3
    Island of Fire: The Unwanteds, Book 3 | Lisa McMann

    Island of Fire: The Unwanteds, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa McMann
    • Narrated By Steve West
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (42)
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    The fate of Artimé is at stake - and an unlikely alliance could redeem it - in book three in the New York Times best-selling Unwanteds series. The magical world of Artimé is gone. The Unwanteds have no food, no water, and no hope. And everyone is looking to Alex Stowe for answers. Overwhelmed and feeling totally helpless, Alex knows it’s up to him to find a way to restore Artimé, rescue his captive friends, and free Megan from her voice-stealing necklace of thorns - three impossible tasks.

    When the young are in charge...

    I admit I felt that the previous book Island of Silence was cut in half when I finished it. After reading this one it's feels like Lisa McMann editor ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2014 by Coral (Mississauga, ON, Canada)
  • 4
    Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 | Lisa McMann

    Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lisa McMann
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artimé, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life - with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artimé heads out to rescue Sky and Crow’s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands - and not all of them are friendly.

    Well done continuation of the Unwanteds series!

    This is the 4th book in the Unwanted series by McMann. There are seven books planned in this series, with the fifth book “Island of Shipwrecks” sched..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2014 by K. Eckert (Minneapolis, MN)