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Atlantis Grail Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
Series: Atlantis Grail Series, Book 1
Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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You have two options. You die, or you Qualify.

Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family.

If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high-tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis citizenship. And if you are in the Top 10, then all your wildest wishes are granted...such as curing your mother's cancer.

There is only one problem. Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she's a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she's come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard.

This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition - including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she's been crushing on, and who doesn't seem to know she exists.

Because every other teen on earth has the same idea.

You Qualify, or you die.

©2014 Vera Nazarian (P)2019 Tantor

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Just wonderful!

This is my favorite book (and series) and I've read the ebook at least 15 times, but listening to it read by Sofia Willingham was a completely different experience. It came alive with all the different accents and emotions and I can't wait to listen to the next two books (and eventually the third)! Seriously, listen to this book. It's wonderful!

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Love it!

I've been waiting for this series to come out on audible for years and it has not disappointed! Gwen is a very likable, naive and sometimes frustrating protagonist, but lots of character growth throughout the book that leaves you wanting more! I'm excited to continue along with Gwen Lark and her journey through the stars.

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LOVED IT!

I know people compare this to The Hunger Games, and I can understand why. It's a Y/A novel about a competition in a dystopian or apocalyptic world. But honestly, I found this to be so much more entertaining than The Hunger Games. This would be awesome as a TV series!

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I wish this book had been first!

The premise of this story is not new, the YA dystopian series has been done by many. However, I wish this story had come before all the others like it. This should’ve been the book that started the fandom because it really hooks you. Gwen Lark is a great heroine. She has great personality, realistic flaws and true heart. Her growth is believable and not too over the top. There is so much in this book but I don’t feel like it drags or has unneeded filler. I was riveted the whole way through. I’m still reeling from the end of the book and I’m starting book two immediately. The narrator was also amazing. She did a great job with pacing, different character deliveries and accents. Her emotion was well done and had me really engaged. The story premise itself was also very clever and unique. I thought the author did a very cool take in a genre that’s been done again and again. I loved this book. I’ll admit I’m a huge sucker for the dystopian genre so, I knew I would probably enjoy this book. However, I am more than pleasantly surprised by how much this book really got to me. I’m ranking Qualify as one of my favorites.

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love love love this!

I've read all currently released books in this series and I'm now listening to them in anticipation of the release of book 4! I absolutely love Vera's story and writing style! I think the narrator did an amazing job and i could not stop listening! Thank you Vera Nazarian you are my favorite!

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Not For Me

It’s very flat. A main character, I find hard to believe, ever develops into a proper character... or is that why this book is 22hrs? This book clearly has an audience, i mean just look at the ratings and reviews. Their must have been an age range reference I didn’t pay attention to, bc I could see how a younger person who hasn’t read a lot of complex science fiction stories yet could possibly find this book entertaining. I just am not in that audience, that’s all!!

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Qualify is wonderful!!!

Qualify is wonderful!!! The whole series is great! I would highly suggest it for anyone.

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Clever story!

I have read this series as it came out and was so excited to hear it brought to life. Nazarian is a quirky but enjoyable writer and her story is at once familiar but with some unexpected twists on a popular theme. If you love The Hunger Games you’ll enjoy Qualify. WELL worth the listen!

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Love love love Qualify

First audio book. Can’t sit down and listen to an audio book but I Realized I can listen to it during the day while cleaning or painting. Can’t wait for the whole series to be on audible. Qualify is awesome. Can’t count how many times I’ve read this book and the whole TAG Series. I have never reread any books so many times. The most awesome series I have ever read. Have them on kindle ebooks, hard back editions with Vera Nazarian’s autograph and now the one audible. This woman has created a whole new world down to the smallest detail. Now we can listen to it on audible and it is wonderful!

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First audiobook - glad I got it!

I got this book several years ago and wasn't sure I would like it in audiobook form -- boy, was I wrong!
I've read this book many times, and I got even more out of it by hearing it narrated. I especially enjoyed the narrator's changing voices for each character. This book has something for everyone. There's science fiction (but it's explained in a way that even those who are not technically inclined can understand), romance, angst, humor, and high stakes. Try it, you'll like it!

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  • Rachel
  • 11-10-19

Huge fan of this series

Been waiting for this since it was announced back in the summer. Thought Sofia Willingham is an excellent choice as narrator- can’t wait for the next book in the series to also be brought to life.

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  • aminen
  • 11-06-19

Wonderful - Hurry up with the next book!!

Loved reading this series and being able to hear it has brought it to life! Can't wait for the rest of the series to be in audiobook format!