Pure

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,075 ratings

Pure Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Science Fiction, 2013

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters....

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop, where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost - how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers... to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash....

There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss - maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

©2012 Julianna Baggott (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Pure

    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T. Collins, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 594

    Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost. There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss - maybe just because his family is broken. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Surprise

    • By Don Gilbert on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Pure

    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar. Pressia Belze has lived outside of the Dome ever since the detonations. Struggling for survival she dreams of life inside the safety of the Dome with the 'Pure'. Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders' regime, isn't as perfect as others think.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • Fuse

    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T. Collins, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the Earth, and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. At Partridge's side is a small band of those united against the Dome: Lyda, the warrior; Bradwell, the revolutionary; El Capitan, the guard; and Pressia, the young woman whose mysterious past ties her to Partridge in ways she never could have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ichi - ni - san - shi - go

    • By Karen on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Fuse

    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hyam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T Collins, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When the end came, the world was divided. Those considered perfect, the Pure, sheltered inside the controlled Dome. Outside, the Wretches struggled in a destroyed world, crippled by the fusings that branded them after the apocalypse that changed everything. Partridge, a Pure, has left the safety of the Dome in search of the truth. Pressia, a Wretch, is desperate to decode the secret that will cure her people of their fusings forever. Together, they must seek out the answers that will save humankind, and prevent the world's annihilation.

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • Burn

    • Pure Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Casey Holloway, Kevin T. Collins, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies. Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lazy ending

    • By MM on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Burn

    • Pure Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Julianna Baggott
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Kevin T. Collins, Casey Holloway, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Partridge has escaped the safety of his father's empire and left the Dome, where his people - the Pures - have sheltered for so long. He has ventured into the destroyed world inhabited by the Wretches, who live crippled by their injuries. Pressia, a Wretch, is desperate to decode the secrets of the past and, together with Partridge, she must seek out the answers that will save all their futures.

    Regular price: $15.48