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Impostors

Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm.   

Frey and Rafi are inseparable.... two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.  

When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor - as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth... and if she can risk becoming her own person.  

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies - a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey’s last.

©2018 Scott Westerfeld (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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Perfect

I love this story, it's perfectly set in the same universe as Uglies but with a total new spin! Plus the voice actress it AMAZING, she uses different voices for each of the characters and she does amazing.

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OMG Scott Westerfeld, write more books immediately!

As a big fan of the first four books in the Uglies series, I was not disappointed by Imposters in the least. My only frustration is that I'm left hanging on a cliff. I will definitely be checking out the next one. For anyone who liked this, the Zeros series is also a good read.

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I wasn’t ready for it.

If you’ve read the first four books, this is different. If you are looking for a Tally adventure, you’re not going to find it. If you’re looking for an amazing story in the Pretty-verse, you’re here. Absolutely amazing. The ending though, I wasn’t ready for that.

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Introspective and Imaginative

I have long been a fan of Scott Westerfeld's writing. I love a good afternoon length book. His work is always equally fast paced and thought provoking. I've been excited to read this title since he started promoting it on social media.

It can be a struggle to find books with fully dimensional female characters, and I really loved the way the protagonist introspects throughout the story. She is interesting and relatable, and she has normal human flaws. I love the moments where she agonizes over people's reactions to something, only to have it be no big deal. It's also really refreshing to see a nonbinary character. Representation is important, especially in YA!

The narrator has a pleasant voice and does good voices for each character. Her French pronunciation was so bad that I could not understand her, luckily the protagonist also doesn't speak French so it doesn't take away from the story. There is also a moment where she completely botches the pronunciation of the word archipelago. 4/5

I went into it assuming it was going to be a standalone like Extras. I was, therefore, not expecting the abrupt ending. I eagerly await the next book. 5/5

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Wonderful performance enhances entertaining story

Performance makes or breaks an audible book. Really enjoyed Therese Plummer’s reading of Scott Westerfeld’s enjoyable book.

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Blown Away yet again!!

I have been following this series for a while now. Was super excited to get a new book from Scott Westerfelds series The Uglies. And omg!!!! another book every year until 2022 and I just can't wait for this new journey! Scott does an amazing job in everything he writes. 20/10. narrator does an amazing job as well! she didn't bore me with the not so active moments in the book. can't wait for the next one this year.

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loved it!

can't wait for the next book and was a great reintroduction into the uglies world! kept me interested the whole time. rated PG

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blew me away!

no!!! it ended too soon! I thought I was safe. Extras had an ending! but I want sad to let those characters go. Imposters characters had me thirsting for more. SW has outdone himself!

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Pronounciation is key it seems

I'm a die hard fan of the original series. Right down to the language Mr Westerfeld created.
Although the narrator of this book is quite good. You can tell she did not listen to The originals.
One of the elephants was Litlies... We all know it should be said as "Lit-lees" well she says "Little- ies" . The first time my ear heard it, I cringed.
If you can get passed that.... It's a very good addition to the original series. We are still left very much missing the tail spinning antics of Tally, but it's a good stand alone if you can make yourself stop hoping for the original. Hopefully Westerfeld can get back his zing. If not, it's okay. The original is so epic it's hard to recreate. .... Although a hold hope he still can.

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The best book I've bought since Extras!

Scott Westerfield out did himself again! If you loved the world of his Uglies series, but want more action, espionage, and characters to fall in love with, this book is for you! Its read time is a bit shorter than the more average 10 hour audiobooks coming out, but Scott more than makes up for it with sheer quality of writing. He leaves no fluff at all on any page!