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2.99988484848485 out of 52.99988484848485 out of 52.99988484848485 out of 52.99988484848485 out of 52.99988484848485 out of 5 3.00 (11,550 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Wells Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Partials Sequence Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780062132741
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The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulsepounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wells has recombined familiar dystopian elements, added original ones and thrown in dashes of dry wit to create a sprawling, action-packed medical thriller full of big ideas and exciting reversals.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Intriguing…Though long on historical description and political debates, readers who enjoy SF-oriented postapocalyptic stories will relish this one.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Julia Whelan narrates well, showcasing the young medic’s determination to do anything to cure the virus, even risking her life to venture into enemy territory. This intense story is tempered by Whelan’s even reading. Her moderated tones embody Kira’s brace façade even as she makes decisions that could be humanity’s only hope of survival.”


  • “Readers will be swept along by the fast-paced action and surprising plot twists, and will eagerly away the sequel.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The Long Island setting, along with the configuration of Kira’s struggling society, is fully realized, and the many twists and turns keeps readers intriguingly off-balance…Kira is a bold heroine with lofty goals, and readers will willingly follow her to the sequel, where things are sure to tilt again.”


  • “[A] rollercoast plot…A dark, wild ride.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/2/2014

    " I have read several end of the world type books lately and this one was a good! Characters trying to do the right thing and the whole don't trust the government feelings are strong and warranted by what plays out. I will definitely read the other books in the series. "

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

    " I really liked this futuristic sci-fi novel. I am looking forward to the rest of the story. Teens who take action when the government goes too far with laws that infringe on the rights of the people. Because of a virus, none of the babies survive yet the law is that all eligible women must be pregant as much as possible. They keep thinking that somehow, some child must survive. Kira is tired of all the deaths and sadness and wants to find a cure for the virus and save the human race. The government doesn't seem to want her to accomplish her goals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/18/2014

    " Another dystopian book. After a slow start it turned out to be a book with an interesting premise. Most humans were destroyed by a virus after a war with 'partials' -- human-like robots created as a fighting force who eventually rebelled against humans. Can humanity survive? And are the Partials all evil? "

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

    " Loved it and really hope there is a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Bertasso | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting post apocalyptic view. Some of it was a little predictable, and I wonder about some of the rate of decay / decline, but still a good read. Will be checking out the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamara Hoffman | 1/4/2014

    " First visit blabbing books with a panda. I thought this was a supper good book, it blended sci-fi with a dystopian which I have not read yet. i like how there is no heavy romance which makes the book more realitic,because if the human race was going extinct and I wanted to save it, i wouldn't waste my whole time being in love with this guy. The story was told in third person, which was okay, but could of been better in first person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie N. | 1/4/2014

    " Really good can't wait for part 2 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 11/5/2013

    " I got about halfway through before abandoning ship. It was very slow moving. I just couldn't handle the lack of action anymore, so I gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthea | 10/24/2013

    " This booke was very enjoyable, but to me Dan Wells doesn't quite make it in terms of writing from a female point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniella Placide | 9/11/2013

    " Amazing. It engrossed me from beginning to end. I couldn't possibly have expected more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvonne | 7/10/2013

    " I liked it except for the cliffhanger ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elle Drumheller | 2/22/2013

    " I liked everything but for some reason, it didn't draw me in the way I thought it would. I'll pick up the next in the series and see where it goes from there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 11/10/2012

    " GI Jane the Medic takes on the dystopia. Strong on detail but I only really got into the story in the third act--which was action-packed and great. I think I was bogged down a bit in the medical and military detail and wished there had been more character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerome | 10/29/2012

    " Started off slow but im so glad i stuck with it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 5/2/2012

    " Excellent book. Great post-apocalyptic sci-fi. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Wells

Dan Wells is the author of the Partials Sequence, as well as the John Cleaver series: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don’t Want to Kill You. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast, Writing Excuses. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

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 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. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.