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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Revis Narrator: Carlos Santos, Lauren Ambrose Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Across the Universe Trilogy Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781101484425
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A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder …

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed‘s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A horrifying and deliciously claustrophobic masterpiece that’s part sci-fi, part dystopian, and entirely brilliant.”

    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy and Supernaturally

  • “A murder mystery, a budding romance, and a dystopian world gracefully integrated into a sci-fi novel that blows away all expectation.”

    Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

  • “Entirely original, deeply compelling, and totally unputdownable—I’ve found a new favorite!”

    Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

  • “Amy’s individuality, her rebellion, and her fierce desire for freedom inspire Elder to act on his own doubts and defy Eldest—his mentor and keeper—with shocking results. Eldest’s methods of twisting history and altering the lives of this captive community are a frightening echo of tyrants in our own history, and Across the Universe challenges readers to consider the impact of unchecked power, blind trust, and the ability of one dissenting voice to make a difference.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A compulsively readable crowd-pleaser.”

    Booklist

  • “The mystery will propel readers along, and the budding romance between Amy and Elder set against the backdrop of a dystopian society will appeal even to readers who don’t enjoy science fiction. Revis’ thrilling debut novel hints at more great books to come.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monique | 2/15/2014

    " I couldn't wait to throw this book away from me and never touch it again.. The idea of the novel started out great, I mean a girl frozen on a spaceship suddenly awakened by an attempted murder?! Sounds fantastic but I was beyond disappointed. The whole story was so obvious, it was easy to guess how things would turn out. The characters were boring, annoying and ridiculous I mean eldest and elder?.. Probably the only character I enjoyed was Stella.. I don't know if its because I'm 23 reading young adult books that this book drove me nuts or because the characters, unraveling of the story and the goddamn language used was just frustrating. If I have to read the word "frexing" or "chutz" one more time in another book ever ill burn it. I mean how many times can you over use these words? Argh. Hated hated hated, which is sooo disappointing because I was expecting high things. Sorry Beth Revis, this one just didn't do it for me.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deysha | 1/27/2014

    " After I read this book I ran out and bought the next, a really delightful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wyatt Packard | 1/27/2014

    " This book is so refreshingly original and well thought out. I loved the duel main characters of Amy and Eldest and thought both were very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laury | 1/22/2014

    " Loved the storyline. It was unpredictable, twisted, and very well thought out. It is a wonderful blend of sci-fi, murder mystery, and a hint of romance. Nicely written Especially that opening scene! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia Burns | 1/22/2014

    " I wasn't really expecting much from this book, I checked it out with a bunch of other books I was really excited to read, and just grabbed it on my way out. However, this book really surprised me. It was well-written, well-thought-out, and very interesting. I would definitely recommend this book. I only gave it 3 stars because I am stingy with my star-giving. It was very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani-Lee | 1/21/2014

    " Really good book with a good mystery even though it is mostly predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gudon | 1/20/2014

    " A really good book, read it ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eeza Chapter Break | 1/8/2014

    " unexpected turn of events, first i was like WHUT? then like WHAAAAAT? THEN I WAS JUST LIKE HOLY MOTHER OF! NO FREXING WAY!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Long | 12/29/2013

    " I absolutely adored this book. Couldn't put it down and now hanging out to read the second in the trilogy. An original and entirely believable futuristic plot, well written with great characters. Loved it to bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 11/22/2013

    " This book was amazing! I just can't put it into words how great it was! Defiantly a book everyone should eventually read. :) Like I finished it in 2 days! It was just so hard to put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Maynatd | 7/16/2013

    " Very interesting story. I liked the tension and the mulitlayered characters. I was turned off by the violence of the opening scene where it described how Amy's mother was frozen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regan | 9/6/2012

    " A great first novel! Really excited to read the rest of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adoringfaith | 8/21/2012

    " a different kind of sci-fi "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deserai Montouge | 7/17/2012

    " This was very different from anything I have ever read before. It does start out a little slow, but this book is definitely worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Hogan | 6/5/2012

    " It takes awhile to get into it, but once you do it amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaz | 5/7/2012

    " I really wanted to love this book but I didn't - It was good but it was mainly predictable and didn't show any spark till the very end - I must give it some credit it was enjoyable just not amazing. :| "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 4/18/2012

    " Cute but predictable. I was hoping for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy Vicknair | 2/8/2012

    " I thought this was going to be a romance but it was a dystopian novel. Aside from the characters being generally unlikable, it had a decent plotline for a YA book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Hajovsky | 9/12/2011

    " I LIKE IT. I WONDER IF IT IS A SERIES???? HMM? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariana | 9/9/2011

    " I really liked this book and I'll probably make a much longer review on this and all my other books I've read when I have time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/28/2011

    " Great idea. Characters are interesting. Beginning of a trilogy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Celia | 6/27/2011

    " This was one of my least favorite nooks ever!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janssen | 6/26/2011

    " I didn't care for this one at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trix | 6/25/2011

    " Better than expected (because I was thinking of a famous movie with the same title). Good story. Well-thought out characters and plot. Interesting ideas. Makes you wonder. I hope there's a second book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cassie | 6/23/2011

    " The book had an interesting premise, but I got put off by the Season (not its existence, but the descriptiveness thereof). Sometimes I wondered if Elder loved Amy for Amy, or if it was because she was different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/23/2011

    " I am not really into Sci-fi, but I will not lie, I enjoyed the book. It is totally for young adults, but if you are in the mood for a quick read, it is a fun one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zohaib | 6/23/2011

    " It was a disputing and spectacular read,It has some really interesting things in it.
    Good book:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madie | 6/20/2011

    " The is no other book set in the future that can top this one. I would say this is definitely the BEST book I've EVER read!!! It really scared me that one day that will be our life, that we ourselves will be doomed. I know for certain that NO one can force me to be cryogenically frozen. "

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About the Author

Beth Revis is the author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series. She lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier.