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Publisher's Summary

Luke Garner has spent his entire life - all 12 years - in hiding. The government has outlawed families with more than two children. As the Garners' third child, Luke's very life is in danger. When Luke meets Jen, another "shadow child," he begins to question the government's policies.
©1998 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2007 Recorded Books,LLC

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Loved it!

I am actually writing this for my son who read this book in fifth grade. He LOVED it! A lot of the material is things he had really never thought about and it led to some very interestng family conversations about the China one-child policy, etc.

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Perfect Aside from Errant Ringing

This book was one of my childhood favorites. As an adult, the book hit just as hard and I found myself entirely enveloped in the suspense and drama of the book despite already knowing everything that happens. Steven did a wonderful job, and Margaret wrote a classic.

Two things are bad about this audiobook, both minor technical issues:

1) The audible chapter encoding is off, so despite the book having ~30 chapters the audible breaks them up haphazardly into 8 audible chapters making navigation by voice very difficult. Saying "restart chapter" can make you go back four chapters and take forever to find your place once more.

2) there is an incessant ringing in the background that might render the audiobook unlistenable for any audiophiles out there. I tuned the pitch out but every once in a while I'd notice it.

I'm hoping the second book doesn't suffer the same pitfalls.

Definitely one of my favorite books of all time, so authentic and thorough. I 100% recommend it for anyone.

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Best book

I read this and I figured I Gould read the rest of the series and I wish audible added the others too.

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what an amazing listen

Among the Hidden by Margaret Patterson Haddix was always a great book now to listen to it is even better. To anyone in need of a great series, this is the place to start. I read the books when I was in middle School and now to listen to it is an amazing opportunity.

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Great Read for Middle School Students

My 6th grade students love the storyline as well as the pace of the reader/story.

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Libertarian Mind

Wonderful book. I read this in my childhood and revisiting it as an adult I've found it has libertarian ideals.

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Feels really short bit the concept is vary catchy

Read this when I was 13 and it's just as catching as it was back then. Just finished reading 1984 and there alot of parallels between the government systems as well as alot of things I didn't catch when I first read it. Its not really the most advanced book but its super catchy.

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Hum in the background

Slight hum in the background, only noticeable sometimes. Didn’t ruin the book. Hopefully the rest of the series isn’t the same way.

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timely

this is a very thought-provoking story. it is timely for the current world climate. it is sure to bring up meaningful conversation

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Totalitarianism. Fear. Escape. Victory

This was a wonderful insight into government overreach, incompetence and fear induced action. Great Story!