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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,660 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:
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Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, new fish Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries.

Soon Alex discovers that 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. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates - some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers - Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world. 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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