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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sigmund Brouwer Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9780739381595
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In this engrossing, lightning-paced story with a post-apocalyptic edge, best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer weaves a heroic, harrowing journey through the path of a treacherous nation carved from the United States.

In the rough, shadowy hills of Appalachia, in what is left of the United States following years of government infighting, Caitlyn Brown and her companions are prey in a terrifying hunt. They must outwit relentless bounty hunters, skirt an oppressive, ever-watchful society, and find passage over the walls of Appalachia to reveal the dark secrets behind Caitlyn’s existence.

Her birth was shrouded in mystery and tragedy. Her destiny is beyond comprehension. Her pursuers long to see her broken. But she fights to soar. Download and start listening now!

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  • In this addictively readable futuristic Christian dystopia, Brouwer (The Last Disciple) takes readers inside a state run by literalistic, controlling fundamentalists. There, reading is a serious crime; citizens are drugged into submission; and those who break rules are either sent to slave labor factories or stoned to death. Occasionally, a few brave souls try to escape to “Outside.” At the center of this novel is Caitlyn, a disfigured but graceful and brave young woman whose father essentially orders her to make a run for it. For reasons not revealed (even to Caitlyn) until the very end, she is chased by a variety of people who want her dead or alive. While trying to escape, Caitlin meets up with two traveling companions who have their own reasons for fleeing, and she is aided by a sort of underground railroad. Its leaders believe the fundamentalist government has distorted true Christianity, so they risk everything to help people get Outside to freedom. The terrific pacing is surpassed only by the character development; the many supporting characters are extremely well-drawn. Brouwer adds even more suspense by regularly revealing that some of these characters are not who they appear to be. Publisher's Weekly

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/22/2014

    " This could have been a better book. It was a good suspense/scifi story with the necessary ingredients of genetic manipulation, characters on the run, and a sadist bounty hunter. Unfortunately, I think the author could have developed all parts of the story a little better. The characters were bland, and even unlikable. There was very little descriptive text and only a few moments of thought-provoking dialogue. Set in a religious-right country within the US, Brouwer had the chance to take a serious look at scientific integrity and religion. He chose to take the easy way out, creating a readable, but very average "chase" book. If you want an easy read-in-a-day book, pick it up. Just don't expect more than this book can deliver. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M— | 1/11/2014

    " DNF -- Picked up the sequel, Flight of Shadows (review), and launched into it before I started reading this novel, and then found the plot of this lacking any appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Hutchinson | 11/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's a futuristic, post-Apocalyptic story, but I thought it was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 11/7/2013

    " Fast read with post-apocalyptic scenario "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelby | 11/4/2013

    " Won this book through First Reads. :) At first I didn't think I would like this book. Kind of futuristic. It ended up drawing me in. Left some unfinished questions for me but that's ok. Leaves something to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/12/2013

    " Interesting book. "Appalachia" was a scarey place run by a religious cult. The girls escape was very interesting but the end was predictable. Over all I enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lala-loves-Les-Mis | 5/18/2011

    " So sad but really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelc | 11/4/2010

    " Not bad.... pretty good characters. Post-apocalyptic thriller. Interesting story about a young girl and the story that comes from a parting of her and her father. It was hard to put down and I would be interested in reading the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JJ DeBenedictis | 7/27/2010

    " A fun little story, although it felt a bit light-weight. I enjoyed it, however; it's a thriller set in a totalitarian Appalachia that resists the science fictional "Outside" except where technology that allows population control is concerned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/3/2010

    " Not a perfect book - the characters often feel more like types than people - but a fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 5/21/2010

    " This book was well written, but I just didn't like the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/19/2009

    " Not a perfect book - the characters often feel more like types than people - but a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 9/11/2009

    " Very unusual and different from other books I would normally read, but I enjoyed it well enough and it held my interest "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauralee | 7/31/2009

    " This was tough book to read. Though Sigmund Brouwer is a gifted author, the story had a bit too much violence for my taste. "

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About the Author
Author Sigmund Brouwer

Sigmund Brouwer is the author of eighteen novels with nearly three million copies in print. His recent novel The Last Disciple was featured in Time magazine and on ABC’s Good Morning America. He is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they and their two daughters divide their time between homes in Nashville, Tennessee, and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She graduated with highest honors from Boston University and has performed on stage and in film and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.