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Children of Eden Audiobook

Children of Eden: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-five-year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 8.3 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence. Already a best-selling author with his memoir, In Real Life, Joey now presents his first novel, Children of Eden.

Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.

Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago the brilliant scientist Aaron al Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.

As an illegal Second Child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family's compound for 16 years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run - unleashing a chain of events that could change the world of Eden forever.

©2016 Joey Graceffa (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    "Love this book,but confused about the ending."

    I really love the story line of the book, but I am kind of confused about the ending of the book. I also have a lot of questions that were not answered. like was Ash fine. what happened to Lark,and how did she get out,? Did Lachlan get back to the Underground? did they really poison her? was the whole forest and deer a Vision problem, or is the center lying about it all? what happens to Rowan?

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Little Lilly Colorado 03-10-17
    Little Lilly Colorado 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh"

    Its okay but not the best for me, it annoyed me sometimes so I didn't finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 02-06-17
    Elizabeth 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disconnected"

    I liked the story concept, don't get me wrong. It was just the blandness and over detail of the story that turned me off. It seemed as though the characters were decided before they were actually written about and, therefore, they seemed to push through the plot instead of flowing with the plot. This made it hard to relate to the characters and hard to get into the story. All in all, I loved the world, but just couldn't get into it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cade 10-20-16
    Cade 10-20-16
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    "2 BOOK!?"

    I can get it off my mind. It ended so abrupt and it has to continue because it was such a well developed story! Thanks Joey for all you do

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    You have to make a second book and a movie it can't end here! :3

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    "amazing"

    I'm going to be honest I hate reading and usually stop in the middle of books but I couldn't stop listening to this book it's totally worth the read (or listen)

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    ina 10-20-16
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    "OMG"

    i need more 😁😁 loved it! cant wait for the next one ! xoxo 😁

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    Cierra Lancaster, SC 02-08-17
    Cierra Lancaster, SC 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beware an awful ending"

    The storyline was dystopian and interesting enough but There were definitely some cringe worthy moments, an unnecessary love triangle and a lot of repeat language, but I was enjoying it. Up until that awful ending. What a complete let down. But on the flip side the voice actor was great.

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    Lydia 10-20-16
    Lydia 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    This is an overall great listen/read/experience. I would recommend this book for almost anyone. I hope this wasn't the end and I'm patiently waiting for the next book. Really great work !

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    angela 10-20-16
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    "amazing"

    one of the best books i have listen to the detail was amazing along with the time period it was in i need more there has to be a movie or a second book or something!!!!!!

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    10/9/16
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    "That's not aloud! !!!"

    It was such an easy book to listen to, I found myself finishing it in a single day! Amazing story line with so many unexpected turns, through out I was left wondering what was really going to happen. The characters were so real I could picture them beautifully in my mind. An extraordinarily executed book with an ended that has left me hungry for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bug
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    The best book ive ever read hope there is a second one coming out! 😋

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  • E_x_e
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    "Amazing"

    Amazing book, full of adventure and being narrated by Sarah Grayson makes you feel like your part of the story!! Would highly recommend to anyone. love you joey, great work xx

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    6/7/17
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    "Amazing"

    A great but sad ending which leaves you gripping hopefully a next novel. Amazing plot and definitely my current favourite book.

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  • Anonymous
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    "I love this book"

    I think Joey should have read it personal but she was good and brought the book to live for me.

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  • Cobywarhurst
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    "I loved listening to this book"

    Over the past days of me listening to this book I have felt included with the characters in the book while the happy times and and sad times happened in this amazing story, I hope that there will be a second book I have enjoyed every minute of it.
    Yours faithfully
    A big fan of Joey Graceffa

    Ps I am looking forward too what comes next for Joey and know what every it will be it will be amazing. Thank you Joey Graceffa for sharing you story with me and many others.

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  • Amazon Customer
    1/6/17
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    "Exciting dystopian novel"

    Didn't leave me bored at any point. Exciting and gripping, not too far fetched either

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    "AMAZING"

    This book is emotional,beautiful moving and going to be read over again. I can't wait to see if there will be another book following this to see how rowen grown and get justice for Eden.

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  • Gavin
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    "So magical"

    an amazing story, post apocalyptic world-builds are my favourite, hope another book continues the story

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    "great story "

    the narrator voice was great made it well worth reading and the story is incredible one of the best stories I have ever read, hardly a love story through:(

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