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Salvage Audiobook

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Read By: Johanna Parker Publisher: Greenwillow Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062299901

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Longest Chapter Length:

30:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

16:57 minutes

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Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean, in this thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Internationally bestselling author Stephanie Perkins called it "brilliant, feminist science fiction."

Ava is the captain's daughter. This allows her limited freedom and a certain status in the Parastrata's rigid society—but it doesn't mean she can read or write or even withstand the forces of gravity. When Ava learns she is to be traded in marriage to another merchant ship, she hopes for the best. After all, she is the captain's daughter. But instead, betrayal, banishment, and a brush with love and death are her destiny, and Ava stows away on a mail sloop bound for Earth in order to escape both her past and her future. The gravity almost kills her. Gradually recuperating in a stranger's floating cabin on the Gyre, a huge mass of scrap and garbage in the Pacific Ocean, Ava begins to learn the true meaning of family and home and trust—and she begins to nourish her own strength and soul. This sweeping and harrowing novel explores themes of choice, agency, rebellion, and family, and after a tidal wave destroys the Gyre and all those who live there, ultimately sends its main character on a thrilling journey to Mumbai, the beating heart of Alexandra Duncan's post–climate change Earth. An Andre Norton Award nominee.

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“With complex characters, dystopian settings that smack of a neglected future brought about by global warming and far-reaching political decisions and indecision, and a galloping good adventure story, this is part science fiction, part horror story, and a less than subtle, but oh-so-effective object lesson for today’s YA readers about their possible futures.”

— Booklist 


  • “Alexandra Duncan’s debut illustrates a richly detailed world that vividly shows a possible future of Earth where society has both regressed and progressed, where the struggles of humanity have become more dire, but where love still remains. Everything—from the world to the characters—felt viscerally real. Original and memorable.”

    — Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe
  • “Epic in scope and intimate in execution, Salvage is an astonishing debut. Duncan expertly crafts a story of the journey to claim oneself across the infinite expanses of both space and the human heart.”

    — Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy
  • “Haunting, colorful environments distinguish this debut novel about a girl fighting for survival in the far future…Memorable.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Salvage is the book I’ve been waiting for—kick-ass, brilliant, feminist science fiction. Watch out, world. Alexandra Duncan has arrived.”

    — Stephanie Perkins, internationally bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss
  • “Alexandra Duncan is a stunning new voice. Duncan’s magnificently flawed future world exposes humanity…in ways that are ripe for discussion…Ava’s personal journey from oppression to self-actualization—by turns harrowing and heartbreaking but ultimately triumphant—will keep readers glued to the pages. Highly recommended.”

    — Rae Carson, author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy

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About Alexandra Duncan

Alexandra Duncan grew up in a small town in North Carolina and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is a librarian. This is her first novel.

About Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.