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Gone Audiobook

Gone: Gone Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no Internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents - unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers - that grow stronger by the day. It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: on your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else.

Michael Grant's Gone has been praised for its compelling storytelling, multidimensional characters, and multiple points of view.

©2008 Michael Grant (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[Gone] will leave readers dazed, disturbed, and utterly breathless." (Booklist)

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    Amazon Customer 02-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Please rerelease this book w new narration"
    Any additional comments?

    Everytime the narrator said the word, "said" I cringed. It took away from the story which in of itself is great. Terrible narration.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Nanci 02-10-17
    Nanci 02-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Story is okay... narration is horrible"

    I almost turned the book off because of the narrator. I cringed every time he read the word "said".

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Loa 07-28-17
    Rebecca Loa 07-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish I had other reviews before starting"

    The narrator was terrible, but only because of the forceful way he would say " Sam SAID" or whichever character he was referring to. It was extremely annoying and distracting! But still enjoyed the book.






    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    OmegaDarkMatter 05-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It's finally out :Omega saaaaid"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Kyle McCarley


    What other book might you compare Gone to and why?

    Hunger games and


    What didn’t you like about Kyle McCarley’s performance?

    He sounds like he lost a bet and is forced to read the whole series. He gives characters (who are like 14-15 years old) the voice of a chain smoker, and every time he otters the phrase :He said/she said, he reminds me of the 1 teacher off of southpark that says "Ummkaaay?" after every sentence.


    Was Gone worth the listening time?

    despite Kyle McCarley’s performance, yes


    Any additional comments?

    there are actually a version of these books I have herd read by a woman who is not a professional and is monotone for days....I kinda preferred her version

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Waynee 05-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book"

    the way the narrator says 'said' is a bit weird and distracting from the story

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren's Kindle 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The book was amazing!10/10! But the audio was not"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone to be better than the print version?

    No, in the end reading the actual book would have been the better option! If the narrator did not sound automated then maybe!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam, duh!


    What three words best describe Kyle McCarley’s performance?

    The audio was ok. The narrator was not at all superb! The way he said "Sam said" or "Astrid said" make me feel like I was listening to an automated voice message! When listening to audiobooks, I'd like to feel more immersed in the story! But his way of reading was machine like!


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

    Yes of course! The battle of thanksgiving was so live like I felt as though I was there!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book! Micheal Grant outdid himself in this series! Can't wait to read book two!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    God.Of.Travelers West Virginia, USA 01-13-17
    God.Of.Travelers West Virginia, USA 01-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story. HORRIBLE performance."

    This is a good, if immature, story. But the narration is UNBEARABLE! Everytime Mr. McCarley said; "Said". I cringed.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Alex and Dawn Monelli bendersville, pa United States 01-06-17
    Alex and Dawn Monelli bendersville, pa United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "generally a great book"

    in general the book was amazing. However the narrator or voice reading the book Accent on said drove me insane.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Georgetown, SC United States 12-13-16
    Donna Georgetown, SC United States 12-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator too absolute on when character "said""
    Where does Gone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    7 Read series but was hoping for better narrator because the story is so good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone?

    mindset of children


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle McCarley?

    Therese Plummer


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    FAYZ


    Any additional comments?

    No

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Wade Modesto, CA 11-02-17
    Wade Modesto, CA 11-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "SAID"

    Read the other reviews. It is pretty consistent that the narration is bad. Add, the book suffers from weak plot and character development. I tried at least 5 times to get through this book until I finally gave up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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