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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,794 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gabrielle Zevin Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Birthright Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781427213594
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In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

From Gabrielle Zevin--the author of the critically acclaimed Elsewhere--comes All These Things I've Done, a masterful novel about an impossible romance, a mafiya family, and the ties that forever bind us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ilyana Kadushin's tempered reading perfectly suits Anya's attempts to keep her emotions hidden under the surface…With believable Russian accents for older family members and deliberate timing that deftly builds suspense, Kadushin will keep listeners riveted with this futuristic story of a mob family. AudioFile Magazine

  • Narrator Ilyana Kadushin perfectly captures Anya's character, providing the heroine with a voice that sounds young and vulnerable, but strong-willed…The excitement and drama of the book's early chapters translate well to audio and will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Publishers Weekly
  • Narrator Ilyana Kadushin does an outstanding job voicing the various characters, adding credibility to the production. Although the story's dystopian elements seem lightweight – humorous even – compared to the apocalyptic themes of other titles in the genre, the intriguing mystery and exceptional characterization will keep listeners thoroughly invested. School Library Journal
  • Narrator Ilyana Kadushin quickly brings listeners into Anya's life as she navigates the chaos all around her. Kadushin paces her performance to methodically reveal Anya's intelligence and protectiveness of her family. Carefully measured emotion perfectly matches the carefully distanced feelings that Anya needs to keep in check in order to survive all the things thrown at her that she must do…Listeners will eagerly look forward to the next installment. Sound Commentary
  • The story is incredibly compelling–an intriguing future with a classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Readers will be racing to find out the sequel's release date as soon as they finish the last page. School Library Journal
  • …romance fans will likely adore the star-crossed passionate romance, the heroic gestures, and the responsibility-be-damned happy ending that brings the protagonists back together. BCCB
  • The talented Zevin writes Anya and Win's high-wire romance as jolting for both the participants and readers. Booklist, starred review
  • …the achingly realistic romance between this latter-day Romeo and Juliet, told in Anya's earnest voice, will attract readers as surely as chocolate attracts…mobsters. Horn Book Magazine
  • In Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, we fast-forward to 2083. Chocolate and coffee are contraband (can you imagine?!), paper and water are scarce, and New York is crawling with crime and poverty. But this is normal for sixteen-year-old Anya Balachine, daughter of the city's late crime boss. Until, that is, the chocolate her family manufactures accidentally poisons her ex and all fingers are pointed at her. TeenVogue.com
  • The love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page. Kirkus Reviews
  • Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers. Publishers Weekly

  • “The talented Zevin writes Anya and Win’s high-wire romance as jolting for both the participants and readers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The love story’s to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Among longlisted titles for New Jersey Garden State Teen Book A ML, 2014
  • Among longlisted titles for MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST, 2014

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/12/2014

    " Unfortunately, this book suffered in comparison to Zevin's earlier, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, which isn't to say it's not worth reading, just that it lacks the originality of MoaTA. It's almost as though Zevin lacked the conviction in her own vision, since this one is like so many other better dystopian stuff already out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alexandra | 2/8/2014

    " Dystopian novel with an unusual Russian mafia connection. I like Zevin's writing a lot, esp. the way she draws readers into the mind of her main characters. Can't wait for the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasia | 2/3/2014

    " I rediscovered my love of YA lit after reading this book in a coffee shop for four hours. Amazing! READ THIS BOOK. New story, great characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Boocock | 12/30/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this YA novel and look forward to the next part of the trilogy. It was very well written and had a good story. I found it hard to put down at times. The main characters were very true to life and likeable. The bad guys were bad and easy to dislike so all in all a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erinn | 12/23/2013

    " Absorbing, quick book to read although I cared more for the peripheral characters than for the mains. Would recommend with reservations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanna Morgan | 12/11/2013

    " It was 'aight. In fact it was so mediocre that I couldn't really be bothered to use the two words 'all right.' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 10/9/2013

    " Meh. I couldn't swallow that chocolate was illegal, I mean it tastes good...but...illegal? The plot seemed to wander off track at a few points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheOneAndOnlySam | 8/8/2013

    " This was actually a really good book. I enjoyed it but i did have some issues with it. I'm not sure if that was just the type of world she was living in or if it was just whatever, but i definitely had some major issues with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/20/2013

    " Ahhh!!! This book! I sat down expecting to spend a couple of weeks on this book, only to resurface hours later with a finished book in my hands. I absolutely loved this book, Anya was just the perfect character and voice for this type of story. Imagine no chocolate! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 10/11/2012

    " I really liked the main character and I liked the premise of a future prohibition of chocolate and coffee... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 7/19/2012

    " This book was cute; I loved Elsewwhere and I keep thinking Zevin's books will be that good. Unfortunately this book was so so. It was readable but slow going at 1st and didn't capture me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. B | 4/20/2012

    " The first in a new series about a future New York where chocolate is banned, caffeine is illegal, and Anya Ballanchine is just trying to live life outside the shadow of her family's criminal past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 10/31/2011

    " I so wish goodreads would allow 1/2 stars! This is definitely a 3.5...better than the 3's I've read but not as good as the 4's! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/30/2011

    " Absolutely magnificent. Can't wait for the sequel! Review to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/29/2011

    " In the simplest words; "The Godfather" meets "Gossip Girl" and takes place in 2083. Still not a bad read, I hope there is a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coranne (Short and Sweet) | 10/22/2011

    " I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I am still working through it. "

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About the Author
Author Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ElsewhereMemoirs of a Teenage AmnesiacAll These Things I’ve Done, and Because It Is My Blood, as well as two novels for adults. Of her writing, the New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Ilyana Kadushin was born in Miami and raised in the rural cornfields of Maryland. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York City and has performed in many theater productions. Kadushin wrote and performed a one woman multimedia musical called Devour the Apple.