Halfskin
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UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 45 ratings)
  • 1
    Halfskin | Tony Bertauski

    Halfskin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tony Bertauski
    • Narrated By David W. Dietz, III
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, severed spines, blood disease or cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter, prettier... and better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human.

    Halfskin
    Reviewed on December 11 2014 by med c ()
  • 2
    Clay: Halfskin, Book 2 | Tony Bertauski

    Clay: Halfskin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tony Bertauski
    • Narrated By David Dietz
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Jamie wants to be a halfskin. Her life has become dull and pointless. If she had more biomites, the synthetic stems cells that promise hope and healing, she could take control of her life. But Jamie's body is already 49.9% biomites. The rest is clay-her God-given organic cells. Anymore biomites and she becomes a halfskin. And halfskins are shutdown. But there is a way. Black market biomites, called nixes, can't be detected by the government.

    Good sequel

    The writing and world/plot development.

    Reviewed on June 10 2015 by Ana Silva (Portugal)
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    Bricks: Halfskin, Book 3 | Tony Bertauski

    Bricks: Halfskin, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tony Bertauski
    • Narrated By David Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Fabbers, slabbers, and fakies were dehumanizing slurs for fabricated humans. Bricks, however, was the People's favorite. The Sentience Laws were created to protect the rights of Bricks, but the laws didn't last long. Banished to a remote gulag called the Settlement, Paul and Raine are sentenced to live the rest of their lives in the wilderness. Escape and freedom will depend on Marcus Anderson, the man responsible for all the suffering that's been endured since the invention of biomites - the synthetic stem cells used to fabricate halfskins and Bricks.

    A fitting ending for the story

    I have to say that I was certainly not expecting the ending to this series the way it happened. I guess that's a good thing, though. Nothing is worse ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2016 by Barry Owens (Music City, USA)