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How did Lev Calder move from an unwillingly escaped Tithe to a clapper? In this revealing short story, Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev’s adventures between the time he left CyFi and showed up at the Graveyard. Pulling elements from Neal Shusterman’s critically acclaimed Unwind and giving hints about what is to come in the riveting sequel, UnWholly, this short story is not to be missed.

©2012 Neal Shusterman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Good little warm up!

Would you listen to Unstrung again? Why?

I probably would not listen again. It wasn't long and is not hard to recall the details.This book is just a stepping stone between the first and second book. Interesting but not mandatory.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unstrung?

I liked the main character a bit too much. I wanted him to stay around a bit longer.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

He is consistent from book to book.

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

It does not have a plot of its own... So no movie here

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WE LEARN DEEPLY

PARTS PIRATES
Not sure this answered any questions? If you are a huge Un Fan, you will want to listen. If you are just a warm fan, it will not be that interesting. Book one is great, everyone should read that. I have not read book Two yet, but I will. Lev spends time with some Indians, sorry Native Americans, sorry Chance People and he is treated well, But and it is a big But.

CHANCE PEOPLE
The newness of the whole Un, may be wearing off on me and I found the Chance People with their stilted talk and different beliefs, just a bit boring. Not that their is anything wrong with believing in Animal Spirits and transplanting animal hearts into humans is not any more unbelievable then being Un, I just could not get into it. I might be too old?

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Good Story for Unwind Completists

Filling in the back story of Lev Calder, Unstrung is a good little story. You really have to have read some or all of the Unwind series to appreciate it properly. Worthwhile for completists, others should at least have read Unwind.

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Wondered what happened to Lev now I know

Any additional comments?

Fine little filler book that did its job. Now I know where Lev went.

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such a good book to listen too

such a good story and really fun to listen to the voice of the guy who reads it !

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Poignant little story that adds to the saga

In less than two hours, you don't really have time to care deeply about the Chance People whom Lev stumbles upon after escaping from his tithing trip to the Harvest Camp. Nevertheless, it is still well-written and fully-fleshed, and the details here are pertinent to the series as a whole adding faces and names to events in Unwholly. This should be read after Unwholly despite the chronological step back.

Luke Daniels is perfect at usual.

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Wish I’d skipped that

My advise is to skip it. Not simp unsatisfying but annoying as well. I might not continue with the series.


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made me cry

The story tell about Levs time on an indian reservation where he thinks he is safe. it never goes into how Lev came to be a claper like it was hoping it would but good non the less.
i cant say to much without giving away the end but i will warn you that the ending is not a happy one. i couldnt stop crying for 15 or 20 min after i had finished the book.

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Great story

it definitely adds to the overall story but it's not completely necessary to read to understand the story but I'm really glad i did

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Great quick listen!

A great chapter in the series. Short and concise, but packed with a fantastic story. Picks up Lev's story shortly after the end of the first book.