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Author: D. J. MacHale Narrator: Andrew Bates Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The SYLO Chronicles Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9781101616963
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parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine.
They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world.
Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby—and experienced the powers it gave him—for himself.
What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery.
because Pemberwick is only the first stop.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absolutely un-put-down-able, more exciting than an Xbox and a rollercoaster combined.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “An entertaining and creepy tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tucker Pierce loves Pemberwick Island and plans to spend his high school years having fun and lying low. When the island is attacked by unknown forces and the government quarantines residents without warning, Tucker’s life changes forever. Andrew S. Bates employs accurate tone and pacing to create the world of this adventure trilogy opener.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Narrator Andrew Bates uses a conversational style to convincingly portray Tucker’s high-school angst. Once the soldiers arrive, Bates’s narration reflects the book’s nonstop action without seeming rushed. As Tucker and his friends struggle to discover the government’s real motives, Bates reveals their confusion and fear with character voices that are unique and believable. Brisk pacing and a confident narration ensure that listeners will race through MacHale’s series opener.”


  • SYLO is D.J. MacHale at his finest—he’s crafted a book full of friendship, mystery and heart-pounding, spine-tingling adventure.”

    Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest

  • A 2015 School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Listens

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About the Author

D. J. MacHale is the author of the bestselling book series Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, the spooky Morpheus Road trilogy, and the whimsical picture book The Monster Princess. He has written, directed, and produced numerous award-winning television series and movies for young people, including Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Flight 29 Down, and Tower of Terror.

About the Narrator

Andrew Bates is a professional voice actor, as well as a musician, songwriter, and producer. His audiobook readings include The SYLO Chronicles by D. J. MacHale and The Last Dogs series by Christopher Holt, among others.