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Author: Jeff Hirsch Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780545530293
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It's the year 2120. On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.


Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on his mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape to the cold isolation of a research station on 813, a planet on the far side of the known universe. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run, with only one place to go. The other side of the Rift will bring truths about what really happened to Glenn's mother, and will put them at the center of an age-old struggle between two halves of a divided world.
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  • “This fast-paced, action-packed story features a strong protagonist, fabulous imagery, and romance. By the novel’s end, feats of sacrifice and extreme loyalty illuminate the truism that the more things chance, the more they stay the same.”


  • “Whelan dramatically conveys an action-packed story that will keep listeners engaged…[and] deftly maintains the story’s intriguing premise in her appealing performance.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/12/2014

    " I was a little annoyed by the standard "I can take care of myself even though I'm utterly stupid at every turn!" heroine, but it was an exciting book & I look forward to the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mimi | 2/11/2014

    " This book just wasn't there for me. I couldn't get into the characters. I thought the main character was extremely unlikable. And the font kept giving me headaches. The cover is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2014

    " Mini Book Review: A truly unique and unusual story that is perfect for the reluctant reader. This was an extremely fast paced story with plenty of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I won't lie I was a little confused at times about what the heck was going on but than again I was reading it while taking care of the kids while hubby was away - mind wasn't completely there. The cover is fabulous and I had to pick it up after promising no more books while at BEA. Glenn is an intriguing and likeable character and I enjoyed the scenes between her and Kevin. I also really enjoyed the scene with Opal which gave the story a little more heart. I think the story would have been far superior if some of what I read in the scenes with Opal could have been developed further. Hirsch is fabulous at world building and prose but I just found the story lacking in something. It was still a nice escape from reality but not something I truly loved. I know this review is kinda rambling but hey its been a long weekend sorry 3.75 Dewey's I picked up a copy of this at BEA last year and just now finally getting to it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/5/2014

    " In this fast-paced story, he author returns to a dystopian world in many respects similar to the one he explored in The Eleventh Plague. Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan lives a quiet life with her scientist father in the twenty-second century, studying and dreaming of escaping to live on another planet. Her mother disappeared years before, and Glenn spends time with her cat, Gerald Manley Hopkins, and sometimes with a friend, Kevin Kapoor, who believes that there is a world filled with magic on the other side of the Rift. Somehow, her father manages to figure out a way to get her mother back, but his discovery and crafting of a special bracelet leads to his arrest and to Glenn's journey to unexplored places where she learns the truth about her mother who has some sort of Affinity that allows her to draw energy and kill countless humans. As horrifying as this information may be to Glenn, what she learns about herself and her own role in the coming war may be even worse. While I enjoyed the title, I liked The Eleventh Plague much more. For this author, though, the future is a place filled with much mistrust and uncertainty. I'm one fan who hopes he writes more books for teen readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JJ | 11/26/2013

    " Very cool concept, lacklustre execution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss | 11/9/2013

    " a good stand alone read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karis | 10/6/2013

    " Really great plot, but with minor execution problems. Read my full review HERE. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 10/17/2012

    " Favorite character: Kevin Kapoor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulette | 9/15/2012

    " Great story. :D "

About the Author

Jeff Hirsch graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in dramatic writing, and is the USA Today bestselling author of The Eleventh Plague and Magisterium. He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.