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- By: Neal Shusterman
- Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
- Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Best book I have read this year.
- By Jonathan Purcell on 10-15-17
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What made the experience of listening to Scythe the most enjoyable?
Every road trip, I seek out an audiobook that can please all 3 of my kids (now 12 [girl], 13 & 15 [boys]). Let's just say I've been striking out the last few years. This time was different. After each chapter, all three were asking for more. And on a typical road trip that is balanced between listening to a book, playing car games, resting, and watching movies, this time was all Scythe! My 15-year-old son, who no longer wished to read for enjoyment, said that 1. he wants to "read" it again, and 2. he wants this to be turned into a film. Listening to this book was truly the highlight of our road trip!
What did you like best about this story?
It felt like a combination between The Giver and The Hunger Games.
What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?
His voices were seamless and spot on!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Scythe- kill with conscience.
Any additional comments?
We are hoping the next installment in the trilogy comes out before our next road trip!
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