Extended Audio Sample

Download Idlewild Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Idlewild Audiobook, by Nick Sagan Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Sagan Narrator: Clayton Barclay Jones, Beth McDonald Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781598873085
Regular Price: $24.47 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Idlewild is stylish and clever fiction set in the day after tomorrow. It opens with a young man awaking with amnesia; the only thing he knows is that his memory loss has been caused by an attempt to kill him. Unsure who he can trust, he is reacquainted with eight companions, all of whom are being trained at a special school, run by an enigmatic man named Maestro. As he tries to uncover the identity of the person who has tried to murder him, he will quickly begin to unravel a series of truths, making it clear that there is much more than his life at stake.

Download and start listening now!

BK_HIGH_000116

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Shaffer | 2/9/2014

    " Weak ending, very anticlimactic. I dont know if this was done on purpose in order to lead the reader into the next in the series, but I'm disappointed enough not to bother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 2/1/2014

    " for any lover of scifi/fantasy, this is a must read. intelligent, wildly imaginative, totally engrossing. then go on and read edenborn and everfree. fantastic trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, and am pretty excited for the next one in the series. yes, it had things in common with the matrix, and yes it had things in common with other sci-fi series, but overall it was creative. I really enjoyed the dialogue, and especially the narrator's cynical and clever commentary. Definitely worth it for the casual sci-fi reader "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 1/18/2014

    " Loved this book!! Did not see the end situation coming which i highly enjoyed and i have even passed it to 2 people. Ive read the second book but i am waiting to re read them all in order to finish the series. i really remember this book but not number 2 so much. looking orward to when i can re read.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Painter | 1/17/2014

    " Really good sci-fi book. The first few chapters were a little hard to wrap my head around, but as the story unfolded it got better. This wasn't the best book I've ever read but it wasn't a waste. I am entertaining the idea of reading the next ones in the series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/8/2014

    " Sagan creates a very interesting scenario that doesn't seem to flesh out until towards the end. I loved the characterization of Hal. This was a very quick read, but kept me reeling on its ideas after I had finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agentorange | 12/7/2013

    " I really liked the twist towards the end, but for the most part in the start I was confused. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Ensminger | 11/12/2013

    " Best book I've read in a long time after starting it could not put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 10/22/2013

    " funny book i read :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 10/15/2013

    " Hated everything about this book and it took everything I had to finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Slone | 9/14/2013

    " Odd, disjointed, poor ending; part of a series, sadly: it didn't have to go on ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula F | 4/18/2013

    " Idlewild was hard to put down. I want to read it again soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francisco | 11/14/2011

    " Foi um dos livros que me inspirou a ler mais. Gostei do enredo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isa | 8/4/2011

    " I spent the first 1/3 of this book being very confused but intrigued. When i finally pieced together what all was happenning i was floored. LOVED this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aservin | 5/30/2011

    " Interesting book with a futuristic premise. I liked the unexpected twists and turns but I was disappointed in the final ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Fox | 4/28/2011

    " This book was wonderful! Great imagery and ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 4/1/2011

    " Well, it was okay, I guess. I felt like it took too long to get going, and yeah, it was kind of matrix-y. But I'm still considering reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 3/17/2011

    " This book was wonderful! Great imagery and ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 1/3/2011

    " Rereading this one, read it when it first came out last decade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 12/30/2010

    " Great book. Kept me guessing. Two great tastes that go great together: virtual reality and a world-wide plague. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 12/9/2010

    " This book is written sort of in the same vein as 'Ender's Game', but it is not nearly as good. It is worth reading. It just may not be a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 9/29/2010

    " Not bad, and had some very interesting moments, but at the end of the day it's basically just a dreamy mash up of The Matrix and I am Legend (sans zombies). "

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

    " To be perfectly honest, I bought this book because the protagonist was named Halloween.

    Anyways, I enjoyed the first part of the book--sort of cyberpunk Chronicles of Amber--but once it switched gears, I lost some of my interest in it.

    Also, it gave me odd, disturbing nightmares. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Nick Sagan

Nick Sagan is an author and Hollywood writer, producing screenplays and television scripts. He is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

About the Narrator

Beth McDonald, a Juilliard graduate, has appeared across the country in regional theatre productions of plays by Shakespeare, Neil Simon, Sophocles, Arthur Miller, Moliere, A. R.Gurney, Euripides, and others. Her Broadway credits include the original cast of Angels in America, A Few Good Men, and Einstein and the Polar Bear. Her television work includes appearances on Law & Order, Third Watch, and The Courtroom as well as recurring roles on All My Children and As the World Turns. She has appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and several independent feature films. An Earphones Award-winner, Beth has read a number of audiobooks including Susan Faludi’s The Terror Dream, Sandra Brown’s Sunny Chandler’s Return, Tami Hoag’s Dark Horse, and Elisabeth Hyde’s The Abortionist’s Daughter.