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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (225 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lana Krumwiede Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Psi Chronicles Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469206776
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Taemon has always known he’s a bit different. But in the walled city of Deliverance, where everyone possesses a form of telekinesis known as psi, being different is dangerous. Being different can get you labeled a freakling. Or worse, see you banished to the Powerless Colony, where even the simplest tasks, like getting dressed or turning on the lights, must be done by hand. Taemon has learned to blend in, to pretend he’s just like everyone else in Deliverance. To pretend that he can’t send his mind wandering into objects and see exactly how they work. But Taemon’s brother, Yens, suspects the truth, and he’ll stop at nothing—even murder—to expose Taemon’s secret.

In this thrilling dystopian novel from newcomer Lana Krumwiede, Taemon must choose between accepting his life among the freaklings or fighting for the destiny he’s never wanted?—and all that comes with it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Marr | 1/21/2014

    " The reader is immediately drawn into a culture unlike that of our own where psi power is the means for doing anything at all. We are introduced to a young protagonist with an appealing personality who suddenly finds himself thrust into the middle of complex and vicious power struggles in his society who must make crucial decisions for the direction the society will take. The story covers a lot of ground in just 300 pages without seeming rushed or skimpy. That is, the people and places are well-drawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harris Wypyszinski | 1/17/2014

    " I really liked this. It really was an interesting topic, but I can't see them making another one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalyn | 1/12/2014

    " I enjoyed this debut novel from Krumwiede, about twelve-year-old Taemon's experience living in a dystopian city where everyone has some form of psi, a psychic ability that allows them to manipulate things with their minds, rather than their hands. Those who don't possess psi are cast out of the City and called "freaklings." Taemon himself possesses some unusual psi abilities that he's usually quiet about; however, when an accident robs him of his ability to use psi, he's deported to the colony to live with the other freaklings. Surprisingly, he enjoys life outside of the City, but when he hears reports of mysterious disappearances and finds other evidence that life inside the City is not what he once believed, Taemon decides to take action. A quick, fast-paced, well-written read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/31/2013

    " This book was oddly compelling and captivating. Taemon, Moke, and Amma were endearing characters that you truly wanted to succeed. You can tell that a lot of thought went into both the storyline and the character development. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ljiljana NeÅ¡ić-Cvetković | 12/13/2013

    " The second part of the book was rushed, but I loved the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 12/4/2013

    " A speedy novel that one could open and close with little effort. It is fun. Enchanting. And great. It is, however. Forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Maurer | 11/29/2013

    " This was a quick read for middle school students with interesting premises. The loss of magical power rather than the discovery of hidden powers makes a refreshing change. Concepts of the misuse of power, greed and egotism would make this an interesting classroom read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnnMarie | 11/23/2013

    " A neat mix of supernatural and dystopian here. I hope there's a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/28/2013

    " Pretty good, I enjoyed it a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darkened Warrior | 8/11/2013

    " Pretty good. I've read better though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Pfeffer | 5/16/2013

    " Good fast moving will read #2 when it is released. Good book club book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen Clayton | 5/11/2013

    " Very well done. What I liked best is that I couldn't put my finger on it genre-wise. It is a sci-fi dystopia but also had elements of the fantastical and some steampunky things going on. Great characterization and world-building. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/11/2013

    " Interesting idea, but odd delivery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/7/2013

    " Good intro sci-fi dystopia book. Loved the fact that it wrapped up nicely without a cliffhanger, but a second book could be just as interesting in a completely different way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerd Goddess | 3/9/2013

    " A nice dystopian for younger readers, the plot was compelling enough for a ten or eleven-year-old, and the world one young readers will enjoy thinking about when the story is over. Although it was at times predictable and the characters a little flat, it was an enjoyable read overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose Needham | 3/6/2013

    " Was a great book until the last 5 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean | 1/25/2013

    " Pure genius! The author came up with a great plot, and a great presentation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana Krumwiede | 12/30/2012

    " Rating your own book is like voting for yourself. You feel silly if you do it, but stupid if you don't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 11/17/2012

    " 3 1/2 stars. While not a terribly original plot line, it is well done. Likable characters, if sometimes frustrating, and some nice twists and turns...and some predictable ones. I guess I would hand someone The Giver before this book--similar idea but better done. "

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About the Author
Lana Krumwiede is the author of the first two books in the Psi Chronicles trilogy, Freakling and Archon, as well as the picture book Just Itzy, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. Her short stories, articles, and poems have appeared in various publications, including Highlights, High Five, Spider, Babybug, The Friend, and Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul. About True Son, she says, “I’ve heard it said that any self- respecting science-fi ction author should be on at least one govern ment watch list. After researching military vehicles, explosives, and experimental weapons for this book, I may have earned that distinction.” Lana Krumwiede lives in Richmond, Virginia.
About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.