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Scythe Audiobook

Scythe

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Publisher's Summary

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times best-selling Unwind Dystology series.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

©2016 Neal Shusterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Lila Reading San Diego, CA 04-01-17
    Lila Reading San Diego, CA 04-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to Scythe the most enjoyable?

    Every road trip, I seek out an audiobook that can please all 3 of my kids (now 12 [girl], 13 & 15 [boys]). Let's just say I've been striking out the last few years. This time was different. After each chapter, all three were asking for more. And on a typical road trip that is balanced between listening to a book, playing car games, resting, and watching movies, this time was all Scythe! My 15-year-old son, who no longer wished to read for enjoyment, said that 1. he wants to "read" it again, and 2. he wants this to be turned into a film. Listening to this book was truly the highlight of our road trip!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It felt like a combination between The Giver and The Hunger Games.


    What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

    His voices were seamless and spot on!


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

    Scythe- kill with conscience.


    Any additional comments?

    We are hoping the next installment in the trilogy comes out before our next road trip!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gabriel 04-21-17
    Gabriel 04-21-17
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    "Well Written Novel"

    Loved it however I was not satisfied as much with the ending as I wanted to be, maybe that was the point. Looking foward to the sequel.

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    Zack 04-14-17
    Zack 04-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Abstract Symbolism "

    This was one of the most abstract books I've ever read. The symbolism with in will truly make you think about the world we live in today and question yourself as a person and as a part of society. Would suggest to the young and old .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The story was so incredibly written."

    I was captived from beginning to end, you really find yourself falling in love with all the characters.

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    ray Maranon 06-15-17
    ray Maranon 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Refreshing, imaginative, clever, unpredictable"

    Neal Shusterman owes to to humanity to be working on his next book. He is like the miller's daughter in the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin; spinning straw into gold. Literary gold.

    I hope he comes up with many future worlds in many different books. I much prefer his single books (Scythe) to his series (Unwind), as I cannot wait to hear what the next future may be like. Hopefully he moves on to a new dystopia rather than making another series.

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    Darrell 06-15-17
    Darrell 06-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Simply stunned"
    What did you love best about Scythe?

    This book is so though provoking. At the end I had chills run down my spine.


    What other book might you compare Scythe to and why?

    I would have to say The Passage by Justin Cronin. Both authors do a fantastic job of catching you in the first chapter and making you truly care about the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?

    Scythe Faraday. Although, i have only listened to this one time. I will listen to it again and more than likely by the book and read it.


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

    Yes, I had an extreme reaction, but neither laughed or cried. It made me look deep into my own soul.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen.

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    Amazon Customer 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This book blew me away!!!"
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    I don't know how or why I stumbled across this book, but I am sooooooo glad I did. The subject matter, though a touch dark, is handled so expertly that it is totally captivating, and not nearly as depressing as it could be. Great narration, great world building, great plot within the built world, loved everything about it! If you are in an audiobook rut, BUY THIS AUDIOBOOK, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TaShara 05-24-17
    TaShara 05-24-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great storyline"

    I loved the dystopian tale and character balance in this book. It was too quickly gleaned.

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    Kendall 05-18-17
    Kendall 05-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed! Different and imaginative. "

    Could not stop listening. bought the book for my daughter and I listened to it out if curiosity. an interesting concept to the end. a top favorite.

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    Ryan 05-04-17
    Ryan 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great new series"

    This book makes you think about what goes on in our society today. It's a refreshing look into our culture. Can't wait for book two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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