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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Beckett Narrator: Becky Wright Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her grueling five-hour examination on the 2077 Great War has just begun. If she passes, she'll be admitted into The Academy - the elite institution that runs her utopian society.

But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And that The Academy isn't what she believes it to be.

Anax's examination leads us into a future where ancient - eternal - philosophical questions have dramatically collided with the march of technology, where just what it means to be human is up for debate, and where the concealed stain of an 'original sin' threatens the very existence of her brave new world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 12/18/2013

    " Read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 12/9/2013

    " Genesis really was a page turner. It is short (150ish pages) and I really enjoyed reading it. Genesis tells the story of Anix (sp?) as she undergoes THE EXAMINATION in order to get into THE ACADEMY. Anix is interested in Adam's history, the man who rescued a girl during the time of the plague. They lived on an island that is surronded by a giant gate, armed soldiers, and in fear of the north wind bringing with it the plague. For 20 years, any one found OUTSIDE the island was eliminated until Adam. But Adam is history and the Examination is now. In sci-fi fashion, Bernard Beckett looks at what is human? consciousness? An excellent book. I couldn't predict the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CarltonBlues | 10/19/2013

    " It was ok. i liked the future and it was set in the future and all I could say it's ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pavel | 10/11/2013

    " Fantastic book. Presented in a very interesting way and different way, with lots of fun philosophical discussions and great twists of ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Sue | 8/1/2013

    " Interesting and thought provoking - and short and sweet. Worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayleen | 6/13/2012

    " Good thing this is a relatively short book, because it forces you to read it twice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 4/21/2012

    " Post-apocalyptic book that doesn't seem all that far fetched. I could quite easily identify with the protagonist and her society. I was really thrown for a loop by the ending, just goes to show you can't take anything for granted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/6/2012

    " This was such a weird book. But I liked it a lot. Probably a 4.5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Bob | 11/28/2011

    " monkeys..... monkeys everywhere "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 11/20/2011

    " A first book written by the author whilst he was on a Royal Society genetics research fellowship. How successful can AI be? Ah, read the synopsis elsewhere. Anyway, the book worked for all its structure (a four-hour interview). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/26/2011

    " I'm not sure how to explain what I feel for this book. It takes place in just a few hours time and what you learn about the world is through story. It's a good book, just be ready to be suprised at the ending and know that the cover tells you a lot more then you think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 6/19/2011

    " A book of ideas, good for discussion...not a satisfying narrative however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/18/2011

    " This book leaves me with mixed feeling, perhaps that alone is a sign of a great book. It's thoughtful, intriguing and I was totally unprepared for where it went. This is a book that will stick with me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 e??Lorett? | 6/14/2011

    " review to come.
    this book was different.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cirque | 6/12/2011

    " I think this is NZ sci fi? Don't remember ANYTHING about it but I read it once upon a time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nat | 6/11/2011

    " wants really badly to be Ishmael, but that racist and self-important book is NO rolemodel. This book feels so similar it was truly boring and no where near the creator of ontological shock in the reader that it wants to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin | 6/9/2011

    " Predictable and unrewarding.

    This should have been, at best, a short story. The characters are two-dimensional. Maybe it should have been a miniseries instead.

    Good if you're looking for shallow reading on the can, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/7/2011

    " A fascinating premise. BUT, way too philosophical at times. Also, this author commits the one unpardonable sin - the surprise ending. I would have liked to hear more about Anaximander, her past, the current conditions of her life, her motivations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 6/2/2011

    " A short little philosophical treatise, couched as science fiction set in a dystopian future, about what it means to be human rather than a robot with artificial intelligence.

    Clever enough, though drags some times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 6/2/2011

    " Would make a good choice for a HS classroom, I think. Could generate some interesting discussions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/27/2011

    " A very strange novel, but very good -- if extremely sad at the end. I suggest reading it without knowing anything about it -- because it'll blow your mind. "

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