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The Culling

In a solar system where the Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own executioners can stop them. 

Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint - a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans who threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive, or sick.

But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and the Authority that runs them collapses into doubt. 

Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust - and time is running out.

The Authority 

When everything she’s ever known is a lie, one young woman must make a choice that could change the course of history.

Glade Io is torn between two worlds. She’s a trained killing machine - selected by the ruthless Authority to be a Datapoint, a tech-enabled agent of the state who eliminates threats to the human colonies throughout the solar system in the Culling. But her time among rogue colonists called the Ferrymen has convinced her that the Authority has far more sinister plans in store, and all the justifications they fed to her are lies.

Vowing to help the rebels fight the Authority from the inside, Glade must sabotage a captured Ferryman ship that the Authority is planning to use to attack the Ferrymen stronghold.

Though Glade is drawn to the brave leader of the Ferrymen, Kupier, she has older loyalties, as well. Her friend and mentor Dahn Enceladus is charismatic and ambitious, but although Glade cares for him, she can no longer trust him. Her younger sisters are also in danger of facing Datapoint testing, and now, she’s being forced into an upgrade she cannot refuse.

But help is about to arrive in an unlikely form: a ghost from her distant past. 

The Ferrymen

Torn in two directions, Glade must make one fateful choice - for herself and the future of humanity. 

Glade Io is a rebel. Having fled with her younger sisters to live among the Ferrymen, she knows there is no going back now. She is committed to the cause of overthrowing the brutal Authority, and she trains her new comrades in the art of combating Datapoints like herself - those tasked with the Ferrymen’s destruction.

Meanwhile, Ferryman leader Kupier longs to travel the stars with Glade, free from constant war, but to do that he believes they must strike the Authority at its heart: the ancestral homeworld of Earth.

Glade is hesitant; she hopes taking out the Datapoints living on the Station will be enough. But when the time comes, Glade faces the specter of killing her former friends in cold blood, and her former mentor Dahn Enceladus tells her that the Authority has eyes and ears within the rebel stronghold.

Now, Glade faces a dilemma: sabotage the Authority from within, or return to fight alongside the Ferrymen, possibly putting her sisters’ lives in danger.

©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2020 Relay Publishing

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If I was a swearing girl it would be +++ X******X

Simply stunning novel in every way - superior to the vast majority I read (and that is a lot) in plot, characterization, and pace - I was on the edge of my seat (literally ha ha ha) the whole way - a total masterpiece - simply love Glade, Kupier and the Gang - a brilliant story with compelling affirming messages embedded in it about the universal value of all human life. Bravo to Ramona Finn.

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Sci-Fi Adventure Story

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of The Culling: The Complete Series by Ramona Finn and narrated by Stacey Glemboski. This was a very entertaining and engaging series. Character development was good and consistent throughout the book. I enjoyed the story very much. Of course being read by Stacey Glemboski was the icing on the cake.

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Fantastic. Original

This is the first to third book I have read/listened to by this author and I would like to listen to another series. I’m glad I listened to all three books at once. I would have been barely hanging on wanting to know what happened next, if I had to wait between books. I would listen to these book again. I love the world created here. The idea of the kids being used to integrate with tech to eliminate the undesirables of society was interesting. Very poignant however is the question of is this right? Is it ok to cull these people, how accurate is the program that chooses who should be culled? A human wrote the program- how altruistic are their motives? The Publisher summary for each book is excellent. ———- This is the first to third book I have listened to by this narrator ( Stacey Glemboski) and I would definitely listen to another. She provides each character with a distinct voice and I enjoy how she interprets each character’s personality. This is truly a performance not a reading. There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence, or swearing. ??? Definitely appropriate for teens I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Great series

I really enjoyed this a lot. The characters seem real. While it does have the typical ‘chosen one’ she’s not also the most beautiful girl anyone has ever seen and she’s not a typical girl either. I love all the worlds created and the tech. Narration by Stacey Glemboski was excellent. I will definitely look for more by this author and narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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datapoint

datapoints were trained to be unfeeling killers but Glade (the chosen one) started questioning what she was trained to do was truly right. A series worth reading and/or listening to.

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LOVE! LOVE! PLEASE MAKE THIS A FILM!

As I was listening to this clean, sci-fi dystopian series, I kept imagining what dark-haired beauty will play Glade Io, who will play the other robotic, emotionless Data Points, and how they'll make the iridescent tech embedded in their faces and arms. Who will play Kupier, the dashing leader of the rebel Ferrymen who fights against The Authority - the governmental system being ruled by a sociopath without morals. Who will play Jan Ernst Haven, the sociopathic leader of The Authority, and who will play Dahn, his protoge with a tiny sliver of real actual heart. I'm not a teen. I'm a 45-yr-old professional but great teen dystopians are my cake and this series is FABULOUS. The sci fi aspect ratchets up and adds a cool twist to the dystopian. This series is safe for teens and pre-teens. It won't give them nightmares, but it's still exciting and it's layered enough for an adult to really appreciate. I'm not quite finished yet, but I keep checking to see how much is left because I don't want it to ever end. I'm so in love with these characters. Narrator is WONDERFUL!! She's bringing everyone to life. I was provided this audiobook in exchange for a review.

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Well Done

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. A true dystopian series. It amazes me how the main plot lines of dystopian novels can be predictable but the actual story and events and worlds that are created are magical. A space exploration where kids are selected to the executioners and their tech is the judge and jury. Many things can be accomplished through technology. Things that are good and evil in nature. It all depends on who is in charge and what their motives are. I have read a few dystopian series and I enjoyed this one just as much as them. I also really enjoyed the emotional aspect of the book and how data points are chosen because of their “lack of emotions”. Which glade figures out it’s not because they don’t have emotions. Their emotions are just wrapped up so deep that they don’t know them nor how to use them. Finding love and understanding the different kinds of love was a wonderful exploration into the many decisions that glade has to make. It you liked the hunger games, or maze runner, or other dystopian type series you will enjoy the adventure in this series.