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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (578 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Shusterman, Jason Harris Narrator: Jason Harris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307707154
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Fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantry | 2/19/2014

    " Dude, this book is like the prerequisite to "I Am Number Four." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clarissa | 2/8/2014

    " Another quick little Shusterman to relax with. I truly enjoy his stories. This one didn't disappoint. It also wasn't as good as others I've read. However, he has fast become one of my favorite authors, and so I am prepared to like whatever he puts out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr.G | 2/4/2014

    " You'll never go wrong reading a book by Neal Shusterman. I'm constantly impressed by his ability to tell a story. Each one is entirely different than the others. If you like suspense, science fiction, or the supernatural, pick up any book by Neal Shusterman and you won't be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/1/2014

    " I absolutely love this! Shusterman outdid himself again! Except for the ending was to cut and dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brady Crocker | 1/22/2014

    " to me, Shusterman is a badass author. Not a book by him i havent liked. Their really creepy though, the unwind series really.. makes my skin crawl at times. Really great author, kinda like an amateur Stephen King, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luis | 1/14/2014

    " In the novel "The Dark side of Nowhere" Well I thought it was a little bit Boaring in the beggining. It was talking about his regular daily life how everything is the same everyday. I mean I could't get the title like I mean what those the title have to do with the story. I read mor then it got intersting of some of the abilitys he is starting to learn. Also I think the Title make you expanded your imagination. You guys maby I went a Little to far,but really think of it. Just saying Doesen't catch your attetion if like we where controlled right now. what if who you think you are is not you. Yes I know this is a fiction book, but don't you feel like the book inspires you to write somthing like this I just thought it was a really good book. It help me to expanded my imagination. It really helps me to maby right somthing like this book in the future. I just wonder if the boy "jason" was an alien or a robot or just some experimental kid With difrent types of genetics and stuff that the part that I'm only confuse. I wish I had abiltys like him. I thought the athours messege is pretty simple. It has to do woth the people around you even your closes friends maby not always be your friends. They might nit be the friend you wanted them to be. Like don't juge a book by its cove. Just like i did to this book turns out it wasn't a bad book after all. I wonder how did the author thought of this I mean i got to it mit it is a good idea and a good messege to put in this book. I like how the author really discribe the sequence part of the story. Execpt for the beginning it was a little slow but then it grabed my attetion. Overall it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " coming soon =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilikebooks123 | 12/26/2013

    " awesome but dumb name "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 12/8/2013

    " A nice, light, fluff read that's meant to be humorous. The fate of the small yip dog alone made this worthwhile. Reading it felt like eating healthy junk food; it was extra calories that somehow didn't end up on my hips! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 11/1/2013

    " Really cool and slightly creepy, just like the best of Shusterman's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Thornton | 8/26/2013

    " This is the second book of Neal Shusterman's that I have read and I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 8/8/2013

    " Four stars because I remember liking it a lot when I read it in 7th grade. I've been trying to remember this book title for a long time now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiersten | 6/20/2013

    " It was all right...perhaps I would have liked it more without so many distracting and unforgivable typos in the manuscript. GAH!! THE TYPOS!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/11/2013

    " Kids reading it will relate to feeling like an outsider. The author also does a nice job of paralleling the holocaust within the sci-fi genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia St. John | 4/19/2013

    " Love it! I would definitely recommend this, even if you aren't a fan of sci-fi. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Tilatitsky | 9/20/2012

    " The style's pretty good, but I just don't get the thrill of the books as I usually do in sci-fi books. I wouldn't reccommend it. Sorry, just do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 5/15/2012

    " Excellent Sci-Fi book for 6th graders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 7706jude olson | 2/20/2012

    " The Dark Side of Nowhere, by Neal Shusterman is a science fiction book. In this book a boy figures out that he is an alien . I liked this book because of its original plot You would enjoy this book if you like books by Neal Shusterman "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elynn | 1/22/2012

    " This is a quick read and enjoyable. The premise is a twist on a common theme of alien invasion and I think it was well conceived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/21/2011

    " Great unique SF book I read for my YA Resources class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 11/7/2011

    " I thought it was pretty good, however,, everyone else who read it hated it, so......idk what you'll think... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/9/2011

    " Neal Shusterman is the bomb! He never let's me down with a great story. Always a page-turner and character analysis is off the charts!! Very amazing story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 7/21/2011

    " Too short. Sequel! Sequel! I had no idea what this book was about when I started reading it. What a surprise. Shusterman entertains but he makes you think too. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/16/2011

    " An easy YA book that I ate up in a Saturday morning. Interesting plot with a few unexpected twists but for the most part, it was predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 1/1/2011

    " I thought it was pretty good, however,, everyone else who read it hated it, so......idk what you'll think... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 12/14/2010

    " Fun book. I didn't like it quite as much as, say, Unwind, but it was still good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2010

    " The style's pretty good, but I just don't get the thrill of the books as I usually do in sci-fi books. I wouldn't reccommend it. Sorry, just do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew | 9/23/2010

    " I didn't really like this book and i thought it was sourt of slow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nurshafiqa | 8/31/2010

    " the cover seriously turned me off.

    but hey, dont judge a book by its cover.and this book was FANTASTIC.

    i could not leave this book even for a minute, (okay maybe i did, to eat and stuff) it was THAT good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 5/27/2010

    " Not exactly my thing. Cool description though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/9/2010

    " THE BEST FRIGGIN BOOK IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Foley | 11/23/2009

    " Good for more mature readers who don't mind some romance with their aliens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 11/18/2009

    " Great exciting book kind of shows how cool life could be with some "hand guns"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/26/2009

    " Excellent Sci-Fi book for 6th graders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 3/9/2007

    " great fast moving book suitable for pre-teen boys. "

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About the Author
Author Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been honored with awards from the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, and readers in many states. His novels span many genres, from humor to suspense thrillers to science fiction. A graduate of UC Irvine, he lives in Southern California with his four children.

About the Narrator

Jason Harris is a multitalented actor and voice-over artist. He’s narrated numerous audio books, including Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine, Breaking Point by Alex Flinn, and Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson.