Uglies
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 1878 ratings)
  • 1

    Uglies: Uglies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (782)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (540)

    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.

    Cather says: "Unexpectedly enjoyable"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (308)

    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.

    Martha says: "Split Decision"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    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.

    Andrew says: "A Great Book"
    A Great Book

    Yes, but not for a long while. Its a great adventure!

    Reviewed on October 04 2012 by Andrew (Linden, CA, United States)
  • 4

    Extras

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (127)

    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.

    Bloom says: "Same world different theme"
    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 Bloom (Encino, CA, United States)