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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Heltzel Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455822164
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Abby doesn’t remember what happened the night she woke up in soot-stained clothes, lying next to a burning building with an unfamiliar boy at her side. But her connection with Sam is immediate and intense. And she has no one else: no family, no home, not even a last name.

She and Sam start a new life, just the two of them, and Abby’s deliriously happy. Until memories from her past begin to haunt her—and suddenly everything she’s learned to love turns sinister. It’s only a matter of time before her reality cracks apart.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamison | 2/19/2014

    " Trippy and disturbing. Can I coin the term "horrifical realism"? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amelia, the pragmatic idealist | 1/30/2014

    " (view spoiler)[don't read this book. It's just flat-out disturbing. Even if you like disturbing, this is disturbing + bad writing, so it probably won't appeal to you, either (hide spoiler)] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Celeste | 1/28/2014

    " Creepy and dark, this book has no redeeming qualities. I was hoping that the main character could figure herself out and then it would have been worth reading, but the main character ended up being just as disappointing as the "villian" of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mokamonkey | 1/27/2014

    " I thought this was going to be post-apocalytpic at first, but started realizing something else was going on soon after. I won't spoil it for you though! I waited around until the end, so that I could find out what the real deal was, but I didn't enjoy it very much. I can understand some of what happened to Abby, but I don't really believe her condition made her see the things around her so differently than they actually were. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/7/2014

    " One of those books you either love or loathe -- & definitely have to be in just the right mood for. Cool premis and poetic (but overly dense) linquistic tone are a nice touch. The ending, however, proves a bit of a bummer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 12/2/2013

    " Very weird, disturbing book.The abusive situation made it hard to read but I just had to finish the book to find out how it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 9/9/2013

    " Very very interesting, chilling, thought provoking book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 8/31/2013

    " Wow weird...You dont know what is going on in this book. You get some ideas as it goes on but not for awhile. Maybe I was naive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Murgia | 7/28/2013

    " Brilliant and poetic. This one plays with your head, but makes you realize how easy it is to assume you understand the world around you, while it's dealing you an unsuspecting deck of cards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 6/28/2012

    " What a cool and unexpected story! Gripping, gritty, unputdownable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 5/19/2012

    " Too ambitious, and yet oddly predictable. Abby is kept in a cave by the mysterious and handsome Sam. She thinks back on their meeting and long before she figures it out, the reader is screaming at her to get a clue. A bit of a muddle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Morgan | 4/13/2012

    " A very unique read. The end of the book was a bit of a dissapoinment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/20/2011

    " Seventeen year old Abby has no recollection of her past only of Sam, the boy who loves her and takes care of her. Her dependence on Sam for everything starts to unravel when she begins to have flashes of memory from her past. A psychological thriller for older teens and adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele(mluker) | 10/16/2011

    " A very intense story about how one mistake, one wrong choice can alter your life.

    Abby loses her memory, Sam is there to help her. An insanely gripping story about how one can manipulate, brainwash, and control another.

    VERY good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 9/2/2011

    " Too ambitious, and yet oddly predictable. Abby is kept in a cave by the mysterious and handsome Sam. She thinks back on their meeting and long before she figures it out, the reader is screaming at her to get a clue. A bit of a muddle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/30/2011

    " Brilliant and poetic. This one plays with your head, but makes you realize how easy it is to assume you understand the world around you, while it's dealing you an unsuspecting deck of cards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/20/2011

    " What a cool and unexpected story! Gripping, gritty, unputdownable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/15/2011

    " Seventeen year old Abby has no recollection of her past only of Sam, the boy who loves her and takes care of her. Her dependence on Sam for everything starts to unravel when she begins to have flashes of memory from her past. A psychological thriller for older teens and adults. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamison | 6/29/2011

    " Trippy and disturbing. Can I coin the term "horrifical realism"? "

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About the Author
Author Anne HeltzelAnne Heltzel earned her MFA in creative writing from the New School. Circle Nine is her debut novel. She says, “I wrote Circle Nine shortly after moving to Mumbai, India, where I lived for a year and a half. It was a surreal and isolating experience at first, giving up my job and friends to move to a country I’d never even seen before. Nevertheless, the magic of the city was ever-present; my reality had, in a sense, changed entirely. This all contributed to the creation of Sam and Abby’s cave-palace.” Anne Heltzel lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog, whose name means “cobbler” in Hindi.
About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.