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 .
Crossed Audiobook

Crossed

Regular Price:$35.00
  • 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

The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy....

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

©2011 Ally Condie (P)2011 Penguin

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (1624 )
5 star
 (543)
4 star
 (583)
3 star
 (366)
2 star
 (102)
1 star
 (30)
Overall
3.9 (1456 )
5 star
 (487)
4 star
 (485)
3 star
 (337)
2 star
 (108)
1 star
 (39)
Story
4.0 (1442 )
5 star
 (566)
4 star
 (518)
3 star
 (253)
2 star
 (74)
1 star
 (31)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Angela Barton WARNER, OK, US 04-02-13
    Angela Barton WARNER, OK, US 04-02-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"
    Any additional comments?

    Good read/listen. Readers are good to listen to. That means alot to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    maria 02-05-13
    maria 02-05-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "SLow start"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Never! the first book was good but this one feels like she just did not know where she wanted to go with the story so things just kept changing!


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

    make it flow better! tell us more about the sosiety and who is running it?! give us more of a back story


    What about Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s performance did you like?

    I thought that the story was told wounderfully! to bad the story itself could not add up to the preformance!


    Could you see Crossed being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Ya, I guess-it feels like that is why she wrote the book in the first place, just to jump on the new si-fi wagon for teens


    Any additional comments?

    dont wast youre money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Krista Bonus 01-21-13 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    204
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Struggle of youth & government"
    If you could sum up Crossed in three words, what would they be?

    What are the chances?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Courage to hope for something better and the willingness to try.


    What about Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s performance did you like?

    I normally don't like narrator changes in a book or even a series, however it was fairly well done in this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me have to read the final book in the trilogy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kae Thompson 01-20-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not worth the $$"
    What would have made Crossed better?

    A plot, excitement.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Delirium


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing was remotely exciting about this 2nd book. She clearly did not think through the premise of the total book. I was completely bored to tears.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money. This second book is 10% of what Matched was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janelle Albuquerque, NM, United States 01-13-13
    Janelle Albuquerque, NM, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    104
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Dystopian Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Crossed to be better than the print version?

    I don't know as I only listened on Audio, but having the male and female voices to read the characters is really nice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ky, because he was the love interest.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she finally reaches Ky in the desert.


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

    yes, definitely an enthralling book in the series. I would not recommend the third book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    H. Oberlander 12-23-12 Member Since 2016

    persephene

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Recording is iritating"
    What did you like best about Crossed? What did you like least?

    I'm not sure if this book isn't quite as good as Matched, or I just didn't care for the recording. The story was still good, just not as good. I didn't like either of the voice actors, and there were random bursts of music that were trying to be emotionally manipulative, but ended up just being annoying and weird, or made it hard to hear the story.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ?

    No. I really didn't like either of their voices or their acting. Both of them have high reedy voices. I couldn't even hear them when I tried to listen to this in the car. When I tried to listen to it on head phones I had to turn it up so loud it hurt my ears. Also they read it as though every. word. was. the. most. important. word. ever.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Artemis 12-02-12
    Artemis 12-02-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "performance not as good as the first one"

    Kate Simses is great, as always, but I couldn't stand Jack Riccobono. Every time he speaks as the character Ky he comes off as a whiney overly-dramatic person who is difficult to listen to. The story is good, but not as good as the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marjorie 11-19-12
    Marjorie 11-19-12

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    114
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    133
    88
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    55
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Liked it, but not as much as the first book."
    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ky and Cassia got to see each other again! I was rooting for them!


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

    No, I liked it, but not as much as the first.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a hard one. I really liked Jack Riccobono for Ky, but when he has to do a "Cassia" voice, I was taken out of the story because it was so bad. A boy doing a girl's voice, and not well. I couldn't get past it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brittny Hansen Draper, UT United States 09-17-12
    Brittny Hansen Draper, UT United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    126
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Every bit as good as its prequel"

    This book is a great follow up to Matched and every bit as good as the first book. It just leaves you waiting for Reached to come out too! I like that you start to get a look into Ky's mind as well and that he gets to narrate part of the book as well. Some of the things that happen are a little more predictable than I might have hoped for, but that doesn't really take away from the story. Since this book really just follows the previous book and the two blend together a bit for me I'll repeat what I had to say about the first book -

    The writing is beautiful, I loved so much of the imagery and description in the book. Ally uses some really great literary techniques but makes them feel weightless. It really helped make you feel like you were there. The book makes you think about the prices we pay for the choices we make, and sometimes the prices others have to pay for our choices. It makes you think about the value of even having choices. It is a love triangle book, so if you're getting sick of all the love triangles you might find that aspect of the book a little annoying but if you can get past that aspect of the book the book itself is quite enjoyable.

    The narration is also quite excellent. Kate and Jack do a great job of differentiating characters without seeming too over-the-top or over-dramatic.

    Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story that will make you think a little!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy PHOENIX, AZ, United States 09-09-12
    Tracy PHOENIX, AZ, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    176
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it, better than the first book"

    I loved how much deeper and more complex the relationships became in this book and where the story led, plus the writing was beautiful! I cant wait for the third!

    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.