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4.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. R. Carey Narrator: Finty Williams Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781478953593
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The USA Today bestseller

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Original, thrilling, and powerful.”

    Guardian (London)

  • One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon. Kirkus
  • ...a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one. io9.com
  • Original, thrilling and powerful. The Guardian
  • Unique and terrifying. Booklist
  • An instant favorite. Boing Boing
  • A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go. John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
  • Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel. Joss Whedon
  • If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing. Martina Cole
  • “Astute readers will pick up on the truth of Melanie’s situation very early on, but that doesn’t make the portrait Carey sketches in the first section of this fine, vivid novel any less skillfully drawn; once everything goes to hell and his considerably reduced cast goes on the run, he fleshes out his characters even more. In less capable hands, this could have been a stock story with stock types, but the people here, and their relationships, are so compelling that they elevate the story into something worth caring about.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Comics writer Carey delivers an entertaining take on several well-worn zombie tropes…[Carey] builds well-constructed characters—particularly Melanie, one of the zombified children, who comes across as cognitively and emotionally different from the other characters, without feeling like an offensive parody of a person with Asperger’s. The requisite action sequences are also well constructed, and the book will appeal to fans of zombie fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Unique and terrifying.”

    Booklist

  • “Like Max Brooks did with World War Z, Carey turns the zombie genre on its head. While the setting is a stark dystopian future teeming with undead, this moving story’s real focus is the relationships and growth of the characters, not who or what they are. In a packed field, this fast-paced and haunting tale is sure to stand out.”

    Library Journal

  • “A great read that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go.” 

    John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In

  • “Brilliant…Gripping right to the end.”

    Carole Matthews, author of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club

  • “One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Paranormal Narration
  • Shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • Selected for the June 2014 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anon | 1/27/2017

    " A super and very creepy story from the point of view of a very unlikely zombie. Narrator does a very good job indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ghost | 8/4/2015

    " Good twist on Zombies. Interesting because you expect a zombie to act like a zombie. This was different and nice narrator "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ghost | 7/15/2015

    " Good read new twist on zombies. narrator was pleasant to the ear "

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About the Author

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel’s flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times’ graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

About the Narrator

Finty Williams has worked extensively in theater, television, film, and audio. She has narrated books by Jean Ure, Liz Kessler, and others, including Virginia Woolf’s The Years, which was a finalist for the 2007 Audie Award for best classics narration. She won the 2015 Audie Award for best paranormal fiction narration and has received multiple Earphones Awards. Her stage credits include The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin, Northanger Abbey, and The Misanthrope, while on television she has been seen in Born and Bred, Tales from the Crypt, and The Torch. Her films include Gosford Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mrs. Brown.