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The Compound Audiobook

The Compound

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Publisher's Summary

"Dad asked me if I wanted to see more of the Compound. I didn't. We would have to wait fifteen years before it would be safe to go outside. Which left more than enough time to see the rest of the Compound.

"Our new world. A world I would soon hate."

Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out.

He won't let them.

©2008 S.A. Bodeen; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive." (Kirkus Reviews)
"The audience will feel the pressure closing in on them as they, like the characters, race through hairpin turns in the plot toward a breathless climax." (Publishers Weekly)

  • 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended

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    Elise Beacon Falls, CT, USA 11-11-09
    Elise Beacon Falls, CT, USA 11-11-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Full of suspense"

    I rarely find myself rushing back to a book, but this one was short enough that I could get through it in two days commuting to work. I found myself getting out the door just a little bit faster this morning so I could finish it, but had to sneak in the ending at work!

    I enjoyed this as an adult, but it would be good for teens as well. The main character is intriguing and leads the listener through a well told story.

    5 stars for the story, 4 stars for the narration as it was a bit dead-pan.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chloe Noire 07-05-17
    Chloe Noire 07-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "It kept me up all night - couldn't stop listening!"

    I'm always looking for a book that will keep me up all night, something that I devour, and can't stop listening to.

    I probably should have picked a night that I wasn't incredibly sleep deprived to start this one. A friend recommended it to me, and since I was having trouble picking out a book, I just got it and started listening.

    Wow!

    The pacing is perfect. Never a dull moment, even when nothing super crazy is happening. The twists and turns were predictable at some points, and not at all in others. Absolutely worth a listen!

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    06-09-17
    06-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "its not bad just"

    it isnt bad, but to come up with "fallout" type genre, I wasnt too pleased to find out its a bit missleading. I was hopeing there would be a Fallout New Vegas or Fallout 3 type topic, but not at all. good book just not exactly fallout NV like

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    Amazon Customer 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Second time I've listened to The Compound one of my favs. I recommend this book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne Murphy Zarzana 02-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Compelling YA Ride"
    What did you love best about The Compound?

    The character development of Eli, the teen protagonist, was excellent along with strong dialogue, surprising plot twists and the fascinating setting in the massive underground compound.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Compound?

    When Eli discovers his twin brother's computer.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lane is an excellent reader who added punch to this suspenseful story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wilson 08-20-15
    Wilson 08-20-15
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    "it was really amazing it got me so emotional"

    love it so much its awesome love it so much omg its just omg ha

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    Andrew 03-05-15
    Andrew 03-05-15
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    "Greatest book ever"

    One of my favorite novels ever had to switch to audible because i read the book so much that it became worn and torn and ripe.

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    Melissa 02-21-15
    Melissa 02-21-15
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    "Took a while for me to get into it."

    It was good and had a good second half, but it was kind of slow up until the 100 page area.

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    Yolanda 02-09-15
    Yolanda 02-09-15 Member Since 2013

    I read everything. I don't have much time so audible is perfect for me. My reviews will cover many genres of books. Christian to "Tween"

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    "Good book."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Compound?

    The end (cliff-hanger)


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

    This would make an interesting movie.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a great story considering that the setting really never changes. Very creative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harriet 01-23-15
    Harriet 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Thanks"

    I have 2 junk filled rooms cleaned beautifully because I was so entertained
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    Now I need the next book

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