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Publisher's Summary

We want our son returned.

This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.

To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the Earth, and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back.

At Partridge's side is a small band of those united against the Dome: Lyda, the warrior; Bradwell, the revolutionary; El Capitan, the guard; and Pressia, the young woman whose mysterious past ties her to Partridge in ways she never could have imagined. Long ago a plan was hatched that could mean the Earth's ultimate doom. Now only Partridge and Pressia can set things right.

To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge. And Pressia, armed only with a mysterious Black Box containing a set of cryptic clues, must travel to the very ends of the Earth, to a place where no map can guide her. If they succeed, the world will be saved. But should they fail, humankind will pay a terrible price....

Book 2 of the Pure Trilogy.

©2013 Julianna Baggott (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • Karen
  • Huntington, AR, United States
  • 02-28-13

ichi - ni - san - shi - go

Pressia, Bradwell, Lyda, Partridge,and El Capitan, are all once again on a mission to bring down the Dome. If you have read the first book, then you will definitely enjoy this one! This is full of adventure, romance,sadness and has excellent narration! This will keep you on the edge until the very end – however it will keep you hanging. If you don’t like to wait for the ending, then I recommend waiting until the next and final book comes out before you start this one.

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  • Marsallai
  • Oroville, WA, United States
  • 06-11-13

CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!

What made the experience of listening to Fuse the most enjoyable?

......I love this series...I think it is so much more original and interesting then most dystopian society books, lately. I am just fascinated and horrified, by the way the nuclear blasts changed the world and the people. Well, at least the unprotected ...

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

absolutely!The way the author can find beauty in the ghastly...is worth the listen....It will not disappoint!

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

The main characters are intricate and the way the author "writes them" to us, you truly care about them....its very cool.But there is something about "El Capitan" and his brother...I dont want to give anything away....you just need to listen....these books are like nothing else you've listened to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the books from start to finish. But I enjoyed the way the people were described, finding how their deformities can be lovely. And their will to survive, under such dire conditions....It also has a lot of symbolism, I think.... The way the individual fusions are "carried", some literally, by each character...have meaning to each of them....

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy post-apocalyptic, dystopian and a bit of gruesome...your set!

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Can not wait for book 3

Loved the story, and very excited for the final installment! Good visualization for the wretches and cant wait to see how it all ties together,

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  • Noell
  • SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA, United States
  • 02-28-13

Fused to my iPod...

Would you listen to Fuse again? Why?

Heck, yes. I love Julianna Baggott's Pure trilogy and the characters are complex and well written. However I do not care much for Willux's friends, the Mothers, or even Partridge's girlfriend Lyda (mostly because I find her to be a bit selfish and weak). I guess that one of the things I admire about Baggott- she really knows how to create people that you love to hate.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fuse?

There were three or four moments that really stood out to me for being very horrific, romantic, and/or realistic in their details.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to many stories read by Kristine Hvam and I love the stories and the way she gives the character's their own voice. With this story, however, the many POVs is more interesting and gives the characters their own personality.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I hope The Mothers die, especially the Head Mother and that El Capitan finds love. Cannot wait until the final book comes out.

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The book was amazing, Lyda narrator was horrible

The book continues the story of Pressia, Partidge, Bradwell, and all of the other characters wonderfully. This book uncovers new mysteries and there is a lot of action throughout the book. But the narrator for Lyda's section of the book were absolutely horrible! It sounded like a robot was narrating! It was actually difficult to listen to because of the pauses between words and no inflections in her voice made it very difficult to follow. All other narrators and the book itself were wonderful. I strongly suggest just reading the Lyda sections of the book yourself, rather than suffering through the narration

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THE BEST TRILOGY EVER CREATED ON THIS PLANET

This is my all time favorite series! AMAZING! H h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h

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Long but ok

This was very repetitive on key elements but set in a perfect setting. I wish the author would have left a lot of the feelings out.

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Great continuation of Pure

Excellent read. I'm really enjoying the development of the characters. How can you not love El Capitan and Helmud? On to Book 3.

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  • Steve
  • SUNRISE, FL, United States
  • 02-27-14

Part Two: Returning to the dome

What made the experience of listening to Fuse the most enjoyable?

The different characters and how they fit into the story.

What other book might you compare Fuse to and why?

None that I can think of.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The four narrators do an excellent job giving individuality to each character in the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no.

Any additional comments?

This was an interesting read. I enjoyed this book after taking a break from reading Pure. Someone said this was just a connection piece of work that tied books 1 and 3 together. I think Book 2 can stand on its own.

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  • Casey
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • 07-27-13

About the Narration

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I ADORE this series and I highly recommend it.

3 of the narrators were excellent - 1 was not. Her voice was very stiff and didn't flow together.

I might have been happier reading this in print, but I definitely recommend the audio over not reading it at all.