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Author: Mary E. Pearson Narrator: Matthew Brown Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jenna Fox Chronicles Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781427213808
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Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Matthew Brown narrates with a smooth, mellow voice that is very appropriate for this YA sci-fi novel. His rendition of the distressed Locke is spot on, and he provides equally appropriate voices for the book's various characters: adults, kids, males, female, and even robots. Brown's reading also captures the thoughtful reflection of the author's prose, while still creating excitement and tension when the story hits suspenseful passages. Publishers Weekly

  • Fans of Mary Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox will relish this futuristic sequel…The story is told from Locke's perspective, and Matthew Brown's youthful voice captures Locke's bewilderment and frustration…Libraries circulating the first title will definitely want to add this to their collections. School Library Journal
  • Narrator Matt Brown is outstanding as humans, robots, and other futuristic life forms in this stunning sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox...This is science fiction even for those who aren't sci-fi fans. Both book and narrator cannot be overpraised. AudioFile Magazine, AudioFile Earphone Award Winner
  • Narrator Matthew Brown captures Locke perfectly, portraying his early, childlike mentality, his bewilderment over a familiar and unfamiliar world, and his ultimate disillusionment, pain and personal loss. Ruby's Reads
  • This is a mesmerizing story that will be greeted enthusiastically by Jenna Fox fans. VOYA
  • The ethical debates around whether science should be limited by conscience and not just ability are well integrated into a story that is equally strong as an exploration of home, identity, and the meaning of survival. BCCB
  • A gripping story that begs the question: Do you really know what lies at the genesis of your friend's biology, psyche or even their heart? Shelf Awareness
  • …the story is gripping, urgent, and highly appealing… School Library Journal
  • is through his [Locke's] viewpoint that we experience the confusing futuristic world, the thrilling suspense of the chase, the charged emotional reunion of the friends, and the admirably complex playing out of the issues of trust, ethics, and betrayal. Horn Book Magazine
  • A dazzling blend of science fiction, mystery, and teen friendship drama… Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • ...the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder. Kirkus Reviews
  • In this futuristic follow-up, Pearson pries open the most haunting element of Jenna Fox's world: disembodied minds trapped in computers. Questions of human identity and nightmarish medical technology drive this riveting, thought-provoking sequel. Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandee | 2/7/2014

    " This wasn't a bad book although it was an unneeded sequel. I didn't like the characters in this as much as I liked the first book and its focus on Jenna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this book, but I did not like it as much as its predecessor, The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I felt like they were very different books both in pace and style of writing. I didn't feel quite as connected to the narrator, Locke, as I did to Jenna as a narrator. I also felt like this book did not have nearly the depth of the other. However, it was still a good story that kept me reading. I would recommend it, but warn readers not to expect it to be the same as the first in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/21/2014

    " I liked this one better than the first book. While the first book was very slow and not much happened, this book was much more exciting. I had a sense of slowly growing unease (in a good way) as I read. From the very beginning, you know Kara is not right and wants to hurt Jenna. And after Kara and Locke get seperated, you know that's where she's headed, the question is just when...and how. A much more engaging read for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/18/2014

    " This was a bit of a let down, after The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which just knocked me out. But, as I reflect on it, I did really like it--and feel the author has addressed new issues, and again reached into challenging areas of morality, and again asks what makes us human? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 1/10/2014

    " O loved The Inheritance of Jenna Fox, but this book was just strange. I didn't hate it, but I didn't't love it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 1/10/2014

    " Very poor sequel to The Adoration Of Jenna Fox. None of the emotion, excitement or ingenuity of the first book is present here. When the robots show more feelings and personality than the humans, you know it is time to quit reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lenore | 12/22/2013

    " Doesn't disappoint! Cerebral, thought provoking, exciting and just plain fun. I loved the character of Dot - one of the many highlights here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 12/13/2013

    " Well, I was right in my predictions. I figured this one would have more of a story and it did. The first half was very exciting. Unfortunately it fell apart for me at the end. Too many things didn't add up and the "message", if you can call it that, fell flat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enna | 12/9/2013

    " VERY different from JENNA FOX. Stil a GREAT read, but didn't touch me as deeply or emotionally as the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilyan | 9/17/2013

    " This book is not as intriguing as the first because you know what is happening. the world that she has created is still believable and exciting. Good read . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 5/13/2013

    " I prefer this book to its predecessor. It was more intriguing, readable and consistent throughout. There seemed to be more character development, which I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/6/2012

    " Like many sci-fi stories, this YA reminded me of a Doctor Who plot with human consciousness being able to be sustained. I didn't realize it was a sequel to Adoration of Jenna Fox. I would be curious to read that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stray | 9/14/2012

    " Not entirely unpredictable, but still good. One part of the ending killed me. I liked to see Jenna again "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/23/2012

    " I honestly think that this should not have been a trilogy. The Adoration of Jenna Fox (the first book) should have been the only book. There was really no need for a second and third book. And why do so many people die in this book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/20/2011

    " It took me awhile to get into the book, and I was often frustrated with the narrator for not seeing/accepting that his friend really did not have a soul anymore. Still, it was great fun to run into Jenna Fox once again. I would probably put this novel at 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 10/9/2011

    " I did not enjoy this book near as well as its prequel: "The Adoration of Jenna Fox".

    A lot more blood and guts, more language, and more depressing. 1/2 of the book centers around Kara seeking revenge.


  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/8/2011

    " I enjoyed book 2 more than book 1 (The Adoration of Jenna Fox) as book 2 is told from Locke's point of view and is about him and Kara more than Jenna. Pearson continues her questioning of science, ethics and identity in a futuristic world. "

About the Author

Mary E. Pearson is the author of a number of novels for teens, including A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Matthew Brown has voiceover experience in many different areas, including national and regional commercials, audiobooks, ESL, feature film ADR/looping, and animated projects both feature film and television. His narration credits include Matthew Dicks’ Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and Mary E. Pearson’s Fox series.