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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Ryan Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780307707178
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Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. 

But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. 

Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 2/20/2014

    " Another fascinating story that follows on from The Forest of Hands and Teeth. This story is told from the viewpoint of Gabry, Mary's daughter (she from the previous book). I really enjoy the way the author portrays the zombies, and the atmosphere and conflict is extremely well done. Again, though, the ending does leave you hanging for more, so I'm hoping all my questions will be answered in the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billybobjoe | 2/18/2014

    " What a well-written companion book to a novel as good as Forest was! I have to say that I liked the setting for the first one better, but I love the ocean. The motifs were all so fascinating and well-developed! The characters were amazing and I enjoyed the depth to the author's world that the Soulers added. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauralee | 2/18/2014

    " Did not like this one as much as the first in the series. But, I plan on reading the third book just to see how the story ends. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cordelia | 2/1/2014

    " Not as good as the first one but still really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/19/2014

    " A good companion book to the first. A bit hopeless and a little creepy but I kept wanting more to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 12/24/2013

    " So the book starts out with Gabry and a bunch of idiots climbing over the fence into a run-down amusement park. At night. With potential zombie danger. *warning, predictability level going up* So i think we all know what happens next: Mudo (zombies) come, shit happens, blahblahblah, more shit happens, Gabry's crush gets bitten, and everything goes to hell. Eventually, she finds out that Catcher is immune and along with his sister and the other love interest, Elias, they all travel through the Forest of Hands and Teeth to get to the Dark City. Now i found this part really boring because these four aren't like the group in the first book, they stick together and care for each other and don't get consumed by terror and insanity. BORING. A REALLY annoying thing was that this book turned into just another YA novel with a crappy love triangle! Gabry was indecisive and kept alternating between Catcher and Elias, even though it was totally obvious who she was going to end up with. By the middle of the book i was just like "HURRY UP AND GET TOGETHER ALREADY SO I CAN SEE SOME ZOMBIE ASS'S GET KICKED." I can ignore the love triangle as long as there are lots of zombies. Sadly, there weren't enough to satisfy me. As for the plot its really drawn out and never gets to the point. They do end up getting to the Dark City but the journey wasn't exciting and after i finished the book i got this "that's it?" feeling. Overall it was still a good book, and i plan to read the third one. Rating: 3 1/2 Pudgy Pufferfish ϵ( 'Θ' )϶ ϵ( 'Θ' )϶ ϵ( 'Θ' )϶ ϵ( 'Θ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheenie | 12/12/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book - in fact the entire series is AMAZING!!! This book was awesome well written and the story was so realistic and fresh and took me completely by surprise!!! Well done to Carrie Ryan I think your entire series was fantastic!!! More books please!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 12/12/2013

    " This was a pretty solid OK. There were some exciting parts that made me want to keep reading. But then there were other parts where I felt annoyed and just wanted the book to end. I'm on the fence about whether to read the last book or not. It got the highest rating of the three so maybe..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndie | 12/8/2013

    " It started off well, but overdid it on the angst. Also, it is reasonable, not cowardly, to fear zombies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/23/2013

    " I really didn't like the first half of this book, I seriously wanted to slap some sense into the main character. But the second half was redeeming, and now I can't wait to read the last book in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora Cray | 10/18/2013

    " wonderful! Book 2 of the Forest of Hands and Teeth. 5-star rating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candygal411 | 7/20/2013

    " really great book! the first one in my opinion wasnt as good at this one, had really good descriptions would recommend to anyone! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gem | 6/10/2013

    " same as the 1st one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/10/2013

    " Gabry, Catcher and Elias just have a complicated life that is made more so by the walkers and by the complicated relationship she has with her mother. I felt like the romantic aspect was really forced. Some of the scenes just went on forever! How many times and ways can you choose between two guys? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Brewer | 1/24/2013

    " As a sucker for zombies and love stories, this book hit the nail right on the head. Honestly, I never knew where the storyline was going to go. I loved the characters and the plot. Extremely quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hilary G | 8/31/2012

    " Average sort of fantasy novel, probably aimed at adolescents. I noted it was part of a series, but was not inclined to read any more. It was readable and entertaining, but forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 4/14/2012

    " Awesome just like the first one!!!! cant wait to read the next one!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Spotts | 3/10/2012

    " I liked this book better than the first in the series, very well written. The cover was a bit creepy though. Not my normal genre of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/22/2011

    " This book was amazing, I think I may have even like it more than the first one. It was suspenseful, scary, and a wonderful love story all in one. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the third book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierra | 6/30/2011

    " Best Zombie Series ever! This book made my heart jump and I would recomend it. Why aren't there more books like this?!?!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ami | 6/26/2011

    " A very satisfying end to the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed it by the end, but I was slow to warm up to the main character, Annah. So it just gets 3 stars from me. I love this series though and can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mana | 6/23/2011

    " i couldnt wait for this book! i love zombies , i love the idea of this trilogy, i love everything about it! worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisha | 6/17/2011

    " I liked the first book in this series a lot, but 2 & 3 were a little too "Twilighty" for me - just switch out the vampires for zombies :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/17/2011

    " Not as good as the other books.....but it's still good. It has slight jealousy in it.....! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vica | 6/17/2011

    " Wow, sooooo awesome! I fell in love with Catcher!!!!! Aghhhhhh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/16/2011

    " You do not want to miss this last enstalment of the forest of hands and teeth trilogy. It is an amazing book and Carrie Ryan knits up the story in a nice warm bundle worthy of praise. "

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About the Author
Author Carrie RyanCarrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for both middle-grade and young adult readers, including the Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy, Infinity Ring series, and The Map to Everywhere. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer husband, two fat cats and one large rescue mutt in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can find her online at www.carrieryan.com or @CarrieRyan.
About the Narrator

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.