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3.00008081296879 out of 53.00008081296879 out of 53.00008081296879 out of 53.00008081296879 out of 53.00008081296879 out of 5 3.00 (20,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. T. Anderson Narrator: David Aaron Baker, John Beach, Tara Sands, Anne Twomey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9780807216552
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"This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anderson’s book is written to be read aloud. Titus’s stream of words and the rhythm of the ‘teenspeak’ are read to perfection by actor David Baker. The intermittent feed commercials give listeners a taste of this society and help them understand the media attack the teens here are forced to endure. Baker's presentation will make this satiric cautionary tale very real for listeners.”

    School Library Journal

  • “What really puts the teeth in the bite…is Anderson’s brilliant satiric vision in the seamless creation of this imagined but believable world. The writing is relentlessly funny, clever in its observations and characters.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • “This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate-and media-dominated culture.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “M. T. Anderson has created the perfect device for an ingenious satire of corporate America and our present-day value system…Like those in a funhouse mirror, the reflections the novel shows us may be ugly and distorted, but they are undeniably ourselves.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today’s readers—satire at its finest.”

    Krikus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2003 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2002 National Book Award Finalist
  • A 2004 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 ben | 6/23/2017

    " An extremely sad, scary story that holds a mirror to the way society is currently going. I was very shcoked to hear it was written in 2003, when so much of it reflects how social media it today. a common complaint is that the story drags on a bit towards the end as anderson really drags his point home, but whooo caaaaaares, the point he's making is very legit. the narrator is fantastic and it's a lot of fun to hear him do all this ridiculous teenager speak when he's obviously in his thirties. Very surprising how few people I've met have actually read this, as i've been recommending it to everyone since i read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Bovarnick | 2/18/2014

    " I really liked how this book was set in the future and all of the technology was different. I think that because the story is taking place in the future I was intrigued more by the content and the actual plot within it. I liked Violet and Titus's connection because it was different than other teenage connections shown in many books. This book was not simply a love story, it had more to it that added depth. I finished it in one day, which shows that it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/10/2014

    " The audio version of this book was very well done! I was surprised to find out after I "read" the book that it was printed in '04 (or something like that.) It was so scary on where the future seems to be headed. For me, this was a very unique premise. I really didn't like the main character, Titus (not sure we are supposed to), but I was so curious/worried about Violet that not finishing the book wasn't an option for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cory Byers | 2/7/2014

    " Pointless "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dina | 1/21/2014

    " I like science fiction, but thought some of it was over the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Deprey | 1/9/2014

    " I liked the book over all, but the weird wording was hard for me to follow at times. I really liked the concept of the book. It was a good look at the way computers can interfere with our lives in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Graham | 1/5/2014

    " You read the book your background brings you to, not necessarily the book the author wrote. I read the discussion guide in my edition of this novel and notice that it focuses on the setting rather than what I read as the main plot arc: how the main character reacts to disability and death within the context of the setting. Unfortunately, I think the setting, while appropriate for 2002 and its concerns, has aged poorly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Falls | 12/21/2013

    " Brilliant! And it has one of my all-time favorite 1st lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 12/10/2013

    " I'm kind of stumped for words right now. If you don't feel anything after reading this book, then I think you're already gone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Taylor | 12/10/2013

    " I enjoyed the novelty of this story and found the ending to be very tragic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Cross | 12/8/2013

    " Depressing book. Very intelligent satire. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne Meester | 11/27/2013

    " I'm sure it s not fair to rate a book I haven't finished, but the fact I couldn't t finish it must say something, right? I couldn't get past the futuristic teen slang, and I found the characters to be shallow and.completely unlikeable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JulesQ | 11/10/2013

    " This passed my swear word tolerance level by like the fourth page and since I had found nothing else redeemable about it at all by that point, I quit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie Stedt | 7/8/2013

    " I usually love dystopia novels, but this just didn't cut it for me... I got really bored, really fast. I guess I just like books I can't put down, and I kept waiting for this book to get to that point - and all I got was disappointed.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/29/2013

    " Great idea for a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 4/18/2013

    " Interesting take on how media consummerism is taking control. I like the world that you came up with! Looking forward to more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rafin710 | 4/7/2013

    " Was a really good book because of the large amounts of discussion topics and how much creativity is packed into this book. Amazing job! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandre | 1/12/2013

    " really emotional ending "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 K Hawkins | 6/13/2012

    " I couldn't get past the writing and the language to get beyond tthis book. he first 20 pages of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freyja | 11/13/2011

    " Great book for lit circles concerning thinking /media literacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abner | 7/29/2011

    " All three of us have been listening to this in the car - a scary, engrossing view of the future, with the interweb directly fed into your brain and most of society vacuous and only concerned with the next hair style, which seems to change hourly. The US president is made to seem like George W. Bush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " I couldn't stand the futuristic slang at first but the underlying message made this novel a quick and rewarding read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi | 5/18/2011

    " Hey, pretty great, M.T. Anderson. You did a good job of portraying a real jerk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 5/18/2011

    " A good young adult story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/15/2011

    " Fun and interesting read. Couldn't help thinking about a world like the one in this book...very bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/13/2011

    " Best as an audio book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/11/2011

    " Read this years ago. Don't think we're too far away from this now . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 5/9/2011

    " Very...interesting to say the least. There were some extremely good, thought-provoking ideas in here, but the writing style and characters kinda threw me off. I don't remember really liking anyone in here...with maybe the exception of the girl's (can't remember her name right now) dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/2/2011

    " A young adult variation on a growing SF theme--how far will advertising go in the future? What if it is "fed" directly into our brains, and how will that affect our culture? Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 4/27/2011

    " Sure it's YA, but this might be the best thing I've read this year. There's a lot of George Saunders in here (I can't help wondering if he studied under Saunders at Syracuse) but in some ways I think he hit some of the notes better than Saunders does. Heartbreaking and very well done. "

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About the Author

M. T. Anderson is the critically acclaimed author of many picture books and novels, including Feed, which was a National Book Award finalist, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,,Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, which won a National Book Award and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

About the Narrators

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor. He is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks, including the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Paradise Dogs by Man Martin, and The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.

Anne Twomey is an accomplished actress of both stage and screen. Her Broadway credits include Orpheus Descending with Vanessa Redgrave, To Grandmother’s House We Go, and Nuts, for which she received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award. Her many television appearances include guest roles on Seinfeld, Law & Order: SVU, Spin City, and the Christopher Reeves’ movie-of-the-week Rear Window. She has also appeared in the films Picture Perfect and Orpheus Descending. Her audiobook narrations have won her five AudioFile Earphones Awards.