We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Bionics Audiobook

The Bionics: The Bionics Novels, Book 1

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

All Blythe Sol ever wanted was to be a normal girl. Yet, her dreams of following in her father's footsteps by joining the military after graduation are crushed when nuclear war comes to the United States in the year 4006. Tens of thousands are killed in a series of attacks on many major cities, while thousands more are left injured from the devastation of the blasts, or terminally ill from the effects of radiation.

When the government offers the sick and injured a second chance as part of the Restoration Project, how could they refuse? Hoping to put her life back together after the blasts take both her arm and her eye, Blythe enrolls in the program filled with hope. She never expects that the bionic additions will change her life so drastically. When it is discovered that those outfitted with the robotic parts have become enhanced beyond the limits of ordinary human ability, normal can never exist for her again.

The Bionics become targets of the government, as fear of them spreads across the nation, further enflamed by media propaganda and political conspiracy. Forced to go into hiding or face execution, society's outcasts band together to form the Restoration Resistance - an underground rebellion which Blythe becomes a part of in order to survive. She could never imagine that joining them would thrust her at the forefront of an imminent revolution, or that it would put her in a confusing tug-of-war between two of her fellow soldiers; Gage Bronson, the mysterious new addition to the Resistance, and Dax Janner, her best friend. Even though Gage is rapidly capturing her heart, she is forced to face the possibility that her feelings for Dax might just go beyond friendship. However, with impending war and the threat of death hanging over her head, Blythe hardly has time to worry about anything as trivial as a love life.

©2014 Crimson Tree Publishing (P)2016 Alicia Michaels

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (34 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.8 (33 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Story
3.9 (33 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    MegEclectic 10-20-16
    MegEclectic 10-20-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enhanced the story"
    If you could sum up The Bionics in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling. Emotional. Action-packed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's complex and active while incorporating elements so deep to bring out all your emotions.


    What does Marissa Clay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Smooth inflections.


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

    Their back stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jonathan Newton 10-19-16

    Please if you have a good book you want a review for let me know and send me a copy :)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bionics"

    A book about the outcasts aka the ones with bionic implants a great book overall.

    I received this book free in return for a unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Finola Jennings Clark Saint Lucia 10-14-16
    Finola Jennings Clark Saint Lucia 10-14-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great sci-fi first in series"
    If you could sum up The Bionics in three words, what would they be?

    draws you in


    What did you like best about this story?

    it's not an entirely new concept, yet it is original and has enough suspense to keep you guessing and adventure to keep you in suspense - all with a hint of just sexy enough romance sprinkled in. Kept me listening and engaged and I happily listened to it all over a weekend


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

    no


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

    At first I wasn't so taken with the narration - I liked the beginning of the story though and figured it was worth continuing listening...then before I knew it I was engrossed in the story, enjoying the narrators portrayal of the characters which had become much stronger as the novel progressed. At the end I'd say aside from the very start, it was a really good narration.
    The story is good, flows well and keeps you interested as it unfolds and the end...well, it's a series and it does an excellent job of ensuring you'll want to get the next book! I pretty much listened in two sittings over a weekend - kept me interested all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    I was gifted a book for an honest review. I'm not a reviewer who will say I like something if I don't - I liked this book - good post apocalyptic sci-fi similar in nature (but not story) to the Divergent series or the Hunger Games. I'll most likely buy the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 10-11-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great!"

    Great story with amazing characters. The narrative was a little tin sounding, but you get lost in the story and get accustomed to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynn/2 Girls & A Book Georgia 10-05-16
    Lynn/2 Girls & A Book Georgia 10-05-16

    Owner and blogger at 2 Girls & A Book, audio book enthusiast, lover of dogs, cats, & chickens!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ah-mazing, gripping, we'll narrated "

    OMG, this narrator is phenomenal. Accents, male voice, female voice, her intensity; just wow! Alicia Michaels story is amazing and with the narrator it truly came to life. I will definitely be picking up others from both this author and narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 10-04-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love the imagination of the author"

    Loved it! Narration was great, imaginative story with great background story for the characters!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Athena 06-15-17
    Athena 06-15-17

    I'm in my 20s from Seattle, WA. I love reading and knitting in my free time.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    61
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lots of action but slow build"
    Would you try another book from Alicia Michaels and/or Marissa Clay?

    I would be interested


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A bit more back story at the start, maybe adding a male to the reading.


    What does Marissa Clay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    she handles action really well


    Did The Bionics inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free in return for my unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason Engler 04-14-17

    Avid Reader

    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    138
    85
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not the terminator"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    PSA: be warned there is a cliff hanger ending. The cyborg / human mixes interested me, but I was a little bit let down by it. Maybe because I just came out from reading the Lunar Chronicles. Despite the techno-background of the story, the plot doesn't really focus on it.

    There were three different character POV. personally, I'm not too fond of having two different POV, and three didn't make it any easier. Personally I prefer female narrators, so I'm fine there wasn't a guy narrating the other two parts, but YMMV. For most of the book, the narrator did great. She did repeat herself a few times, and the audio quality was a little shoddy in some places. I suspect she might not have an actual booth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Audiobookhoe 03-23-17

    Love audiobooks w/ a passion! IR, AA, F/F and YA Romance and Urban fantasy tickles my fancy!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    87
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dystopian YA/NA with epic proportions"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bionics to be better than the print version?

    I've only read the audiobook version


    What did you like best about this story?

    YA, scifi and featured a PoC heroine.


    What about Marissa Clay’s performance did you like?

    She was a little stiff, but I guess that made sense based on the bionic nature


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Hooligan @ Platypire Reviews Houston 02-18-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    33
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "4 Platypires"

    I've had the ebook for a while. CTP generally makes the first book in their series free. When I found out the audio version had been released though, I checked it out and saw it was on sale because I had the ebook. Glorious! I bought it immediately.

    I have known about this series for a few years now, back when this book was a bunch of shorter books. And it looked really good, but I just kept putting it off. I was more worried I was expecting too much from it and didn't want to be disappointed. I know, that sounds incredibly dumb of me. But I'm known to do stuff like that from time to time.

    Anyway, I finally decided it was time to read it.

    Although I liked the narrator, there was one thing that bothered me. It is split POV between 3 people, two of which are male. It just was weird that a dominantly male storyteller was read by a female. She wasn't bad or anything, just not what I'd have preferred.

    This story is pretty fast pace, with the government trying to capture and basically dismantle all the people who need their upgrades to survive. I like how each of the three main characters contribute to the story in their unique ways. I usually have a difficult time differing between POVs of the same gender while listening to an audiobook, but both Dax and Gage are so vastly different. I really appreciated that.

    Most important of all, Blythe is a super fraking awesome heroine.

    The ending though. Holy gawd blasted monkey balls! I really did not see that coming. I'm glad the audiobook for the 2nd book released last month, because I'm going to need to read that ASAP.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.