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  • Partials

  • Partials, Book 1
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials - engineered organic beings identical to humans - has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action! Romance! Science!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

Very well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-15

After enjoying the divergent and hunger games series I have been in the search for something similar. While many other books have been a disappointment, this one has not. Excellent tempo. Character development is believable and causes the reader to invest not only in the story but in the characters as well. Main characters and supporting characters each bring a unique flavor to the story that enriches the overall experience. While many stories in this genre tend to be predictable, this one is not. The plot twists and turns drew me in and kept my attention. I appreciated the respect that Dan Wells shows for his audience by not dumbing down the explanations and solutions the characters discover. He allows the readers to connect the dots at times and during other appropriate times he fills in the blanks. The ending was a surprise and I can't wait for the next book!

  • Blood Red Road

  • By: Moira Young
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother, Lugh, is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingtastic!

  • By Jennifer on 03-02-12

Cumbersome and clunky.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-15

Definitely not better than "Hunger Games" trilogy. Characters were predictable, juvenile, and shallow. Absence of significant character development and not enough in-depth revealing of their thought and emotional processes causes me to not connect or invest in the story. Plot was slow and cumbersome. The narrator's attempt at a southern accent was distracting and irritating. Won't be continuing the trilogy.

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