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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander Gordon Smith Narrator: Alex Kalajzic Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781441830357
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Furnace Penitentiary is the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Alex Sawyer is the “new fish.” Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, he knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to death in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. The prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. Escape is Alex’s only option. But it’s not just about saving his own skin. The more he discovers, the more he understands that he is going to have to do whatever it takes to expose this nightmare hidden from the eyes of the world. Fast-paced and full of shocks and terrors, Lockdown is the incredible first book in Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape from Furnace series. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 2/10/2014

    " This series is hardcore, but so exciting! I have read the first three! Hard to put down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 2/7/2014

    " I love these books!! And you really should read the UK version for the full effect!!! Thanks AGS, I can't wait for your next series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Ball | 2/5/2014

    " Alex is a bully and a small-time criminal (some theft, a bit of breaking and entering), so he's not entirely surprised when he's caught mid-burglary. He is surprised when the men who catch him immediately shoot his friend/accomplice in the head, and then frame Alex for the murder. The judge sentences him to life in prison... and not just any prison. Alex is sent to Furnace, a vast underground prison for juvenile offenders where the guards are the same menacing black-suited giants who framed him, and the warden occasionally unleashes giant monstrous, skinless guard dogs on the inmates. It's a place of forced labor, unidentifiable ground-up slop at each meal, and vicious gangs. He lucks out when he gets Donovan as a cellmate, though even he won't protect Alex when he crosses the prison gangs. The only thing worse than the gangs are the blood raids, when inmates are randomly dragged out of their cells at night, and sometimes return as mutilated and surgically altered killers. There's something horrifying going on behind the giant door where the guards and the warden enter and exit, and Alex decides to do whatever it takes to escape. With the help of Donovan and a few others, he comes up with a plan... but they have no advantages and the prison guards and warden have many. Horror, suspense, and amazingly (for a prison full of teenage boys) the language focuses on the action and violence without swearing. Gripping writing, tense plotting, and LOTS of blood and guts. 8th grade and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deven Black | 1/31/2014

    " Gripping, shocking and not for the fearful, this novel shows how freedom is a state of mind perhaps more than a physical condition. It takes place in a dystopian prison for boys where violence is the norm. Somehow, despite all efforts to destroy it, one boy's spirit refuses to die and his creativity comes through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anneke | 1/9/2014

    " This book was so good! A great gruesome, scary but sweet prison life story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatuma | 1/6/2014

    " okay...I really enjoyed this one! Like really. It's hard to find a writer who excels at maintaining suspense throughout a novel, from beginning to end. From the first line, "If I stopped running I was dead" to the last, I found my heart beating faster as I held my breath, scared of what Alex and his gang could be facing next! Can't wait to read the sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell Stowe | 1/5/2014

    " Hotter than Hell and twice as much fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Leblanc | 12/22/2013

    " Amazing. Just simply amazingly. Could not put this book down after getting through the first half. And I don't have the second one on stand by! Argh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Collins | 12/13/2013

    " This book was a pleasant surprise. It was a super fast read but very good. I'll admit, it actually had me on edge thinking about the "wheezers" before I tried to go to sleep. I can't wait to read the sequel to see what happens next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 12/3/2013

    " Awesome book... I give it five stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Keller- | 11/19/2013

    " this was actually better than i thought it would be. "

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

    " One of the best young adult novel that I have read in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liakellogg | 9/19/2013

    " I loved the author''s backstory of how he came up with the idea of Lockdown. My high school had a Skype session with him. We asked questions and he explained all we wanted to know. Just a great person & a great thriller series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 1/7/2013

    " Scary. I loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey Savini | 9/27/2012

    " Very grafic book but a great starter to an amazing series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 7/22/2012

    " 3.5 stars. Good start to a series. Great for boys especially, but girls will enjoy it, too. Cliffhanger! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laralynn Grande | 3/23/2012

    " Scary and a thriller at some points but it was great! Notbsure if I would recomend it though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/7/2012

    " 3.5 stars. This book wasn't really my kind of book - too dark, too grizzly - but I would imagine that my boys will enjoy it.------------One of my boys highly recommends this series, so we'll see what it's all about. I'm hoping it'll be a series to recommend to my Maze Runner fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 8/27/2011

    " Oh my. This is a dark, dark book. But it's riveting! I can't wait to read the sequel. The first book ends on a cliff hanger and it's pretty brutal having to wait. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianne | 6/6/2011

    " Alex seems like any other normal teenage boy. I was drawn into the story from the first page the things that go on in Furnace are horrific can't wait to read the second book Have to fine out what happens to Donovan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared | 6/6/2011

    " The idea of going to a place like Furnace is mind-blowing (in a scary way), but through this book, I thought i was there. The warden there must be Satin, and almost everyone else are his demons. They think Furnace is a worse fate then death and for some people there, it is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 6/6/2011

    " Well, I guess if you're a thirteen-year-old who loves gore and hyperbole, this is your thing. Me though? Not really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristofer | 6/5/2011

    " wasn't expecting much but I was very surprised, can't wait to start the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 geekgirl | 5/27/2011

    " I need all the following books RIGHT NOW!

    *stamps foot*

    longer review to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TikiPaws12 | 5/14/2011

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK! It totally left me at a cliffhanger so I can't wait for the next one but it is perfect for anyone who likes suspence or mystery. Both? Totally. :) "

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