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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

©2010 Ally Condie (P)2010 Penguin

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  • 08-17-13

Good start, bad ending

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Don't waste your time on this book. It starts off interesting but it becomes boring and uncreative. I'm not even going to bother buying the second book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ally Condie again?

not sure

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Slow but worth it

Starts slow but sets it up for a sequel and now I really want to hear the rest of the story!
Worth the listen :)

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amazing

this book made me feel amazing. amazing love triangle and a search for true love.

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So juvenile

No one over the age of 15 should listen to or read this book. The story is so boring and the narrator sounds like she is about 13 yrs old.

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Hanging on

Just like the Hunger Games, Matched had me hanging on waiting for more. I didn't want to go to work because I had to keep listening. Going to listen to the next book, Crossed. I'm sure it will be better. I'm hoping the movie will be just as good as these books.

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Bazaar and Boring

What would have made Matched better?

A better story and more interesting character. It was just a weird book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ally Condie again?

I don't know.

Any additional comments?

Matched was just bazaar and it was boring

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Horrible narrator

The story was good but the narrator was unbearable. She sounds like an eleven year old too young to sound like what the character's age ought to be. She was flat and had little to no feeling in her voice. Every emotion soundedthe same whether the character was surprised, frustrated, scared or happy the same tone. As I stated before I like the story but I will continue the trilogy reading it on my kindle.

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great performance

this is the first audio book i have listened to, and I think the narrator did a wonderful job of keeping my attention. I loved her voice for this story. the book itself was great, also. I'm a huge fan of dystopian novels

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Pleasantly Surprised

If you could sum up Matched in three words, what would they be?

All the feels.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that though it was a dystopian future with a love triangle it stands out with some originality.

What about Kate Simses’s performance did you like?

She did a great job differentiating between the boys.

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

I'm not really all that creative but probably something about making your own choices.

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Pretty good.

It was pretty good. I enjoyed the story. When I first started it the narrator's voice sounded really childish, but I got used to it and it was good.