Unwind

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,461 ratings

Unwind Publisher's Summary

In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them.

Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

If they can survive until their 18th birthdays, they can't be harmed - but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, 18 seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges listeners' ideas about life - not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

©2009 Neal Shusterman (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Unwind

    • By: Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,746

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It won me over completely

    • By SoCalBonnie on 02-17-10

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 1.5

    • Unstrung

    • An Unwind Story
    • By: Neal Shusterman, Michelle Knowlden
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • WE LEARN DEEPLY

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $2.99

  • Book 2

    • Unwholly

    • By: Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

    Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can not wait for #3!

    • By Leah on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Unsouled

    • By: Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808

    Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Penultimately, Soully Setting Up the Closer

    • By Dubi on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Undivided

    • By: Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 816

    Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times best-selling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • BonsaiCats are Gross

    • By mska on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95