Chemical Garden

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 794 ratings

Wither Publisher's Summary

Lauren DeStefano makes a stellar debut with this chilling tale. The first installment of a planned trilogy, Wither introduces listeners to a bleak world where a mysterious disease kills most women by the age of 20 and men by the age of 25. Like many girls her age, 16-year-old Rhine has been captured and forced into marriage in an effort to keep the population growing. But, despite her new husband’s wealth, she wants nothing more than to escape her servitude and return home before time runs out.

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  • Book 1

    • Wither

    • The Chemical Garden Trilogy
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 352

    Lauren DeStefano makes a stellar debut with this chilling tale. The first installment of a planned trilogy, Wither introduces listeners to a bleak world where a mysterious disease kills most women by the age of 20 and men by the age of 25. Like many girls her age, 16-year-old Rhine has been captured and forced into marriage in an effort to keep the population growing. But, despite her new husband’s wealth, she wants nothing more than to escape her servitude and return home before time runs out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost There...

    • By FanB14 on 05-07-12
    • The Chemical Garden Trilogy
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 07-28-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 393 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Fever

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    Lauren DeStefano’s Wither was called a “thought-provoking debut, reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale” by Kirkus Reviews. Its chilling follow-up, Fever, continues 16-year-old Rhine’s tale - set in a dark future in which men and women die by age 25, and young girls are sold into marriage to keep the population growing. Rhine has finally escaped her marriage. But what hope can the outside world offer when death looms ever closer?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Low Grade Fever

    • By FanB14 on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Sever

    • Chemical Garden
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Lauren DeStefano’s New York Times best-selling Chemical Garden trilogy has drawn immense praise from an ever-growing fan base. In the saga’s chilling conclusion, Rhine’s race against time brings her to Vaughn’s eccentric brother, Reed. Elsewhere, Rowan’s involvement in the underground resistance reaches dangerous new heights. When Rhine’s search for answers finally comes to an end, the truth about her past will forever change her view of the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Final

    • By FanB14 on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $27.99