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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. D. Waters Narrator: Khristine Hvam Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9780698162259
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The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future.

Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.

But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he’s got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.

Emma returns to face what she’s done but finds that the past isn’t the problem. It’s the present—and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.

In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters’s spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She’s decided to play their game and prove she isn’t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • M.D. Waters has given us that rare and wonderful action heroine who possesses both nerve and emotional depth.  That rich characterization combined with an intricately crafted sci-fi mystery made ARCHETYPE an enthralling debut that I couldn't put down. #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Richelle Mead
  • I love reading debut novels because I want to find the next awesome author that's going to shake up the reading world. And that's what is going to happen with M.D. Water's first book Archetype, coming out in Feb 2014. Twenty pages into the book I knew I wouldn't be getting much sleep until I finished every last page and re-read a few more. It will probably be categorized as sci-fi, and it is, but it's not too far off from the reality we all can understand. Oh, there are some changes, and you learn more about them as you go, but really, you will just fall into the complex storyline and puzzle along with the heroine as she tries to figure out what exactly has happened to her life. This is a high concept, high adventure, steamy love story with plenty of action and violence. I am still dreaming about the characters, which makes me very happy to have learned that Water's second book will be coming out in July 2014. I will absolutely be the first person in line for it. Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
  • This is one of those unforgettable, breathless books you want all your friends to read. Kym Havens, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Archetype is outstanding! While reminding me of Marge Piercy, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, this book takes off on its own from the very beginning . . . . The holographic texture of this story is absorbing and peels away at dystopia—creating something else entirely. M.D. Waters is her own cup of tea that I can’t see anyone putting down. Emily, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, North Carolina
  • [A] dazzling debut....This is one of those books that seeps into your consciousness. It breeds discontent. It forces one to ponder the possible 'what if?' Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books and Music, Lansing, Michigan
  • A mystifying tale that tiptoes up and grabs you by the throat....With writing that is supremely confident, Waters builds the tension slowly and Emma's doubts and secrets multiply until the haunting explosion of the truth. Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Archetype is can't-put-it-down, up-all-night-reading fantastic. Emma is an endlessly fascinating, deeply compelling narrator, and I loved every moment I spent in her head. Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St Louis, Missouri
  • A chilling, action-packed futuristic thriller....Like the works of Margaret Atwood, Archetype has kept me thinking about it and the questions it raises long after having turned the last page. Billie Bloebaum, Powell’s Books, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon
  • Archetype is a thrilling and engaging story, with lots of plot twists and mysteries to keep readers excited and entertained. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers who enjoy anything from science fiction to romance... this book has it all. Katherine Konishesky, RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, Connecticut
  • Archetype is a thought-provoking novel that will appeal to science fiction lovers and romance readers, alike. Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Virginia
     
  • “Waters is back with the compelling second half of her two-book series set in a dystopian world where women are essentially commodities. More than a year has passed since the events of the previous book. In the conclusion to this breathtaking series, Waters explores issues of life, death, and the soul as well as the fight against a twisted society. Moving and thrilling, the conclusion to this haunting saga is absolutely lovely.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Waters follows her stunning debut Archetype with this concluding thriller…Readers who adored the first book will definitely want to see how the story plays out.”

    Library Journal

  • “Khristine Hvam’s vocal diversity is well matched to this emotionally complex character. Her young, pleasant voice takes on crisp enunciation and an undercurrent of steel during Emma’s confrontations, while wavering with emotion during trying times. Dipping down to lower registers with ease for male characters, Hvam gives Emma’s true love, Noah, a warm, brusque tone, while layering Declan, the cloning master, with the smooth, unruffled dialogue of a true madman. Hvam’s endless variety makes this a great stand-alone listen as well as a worthy sequel.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

M. D. Waters is the author of Archetype. She lives with her family in Maryland.

About the Narrator

Khristine Hvam has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards, placed three times as a finalist for the prestigous Audie Award, and won the Audie for best narration in 2012 and 2013. She studied acting for the theater and film, and her voice can be heard in Pokémon, World of Warcraft, and in various television and radio commercials.