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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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In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human."

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 pointed 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 genre-defying, emotionally charged thriller that will shatter your expectations of the classic zombie novel.

For more from M. R. Carey, check out:
Someone Like Me
The Boy on the Bridge

By the same author, writing as Mike Carey:

The Devil You Know

Vicious Circle

Dead Men's Boots

Thicker Than Water

The Naming of the Beasts
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Finty Williams wisely sidesteps the sensationalistic tone that would be easy to bring to this novel…[and] makes it clear that Melanie is a child, full of wonder and curiosity…This zombie story is about self-discovery and finding humanity in unexpected places. And Williams’ performance is pitch-perfect. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing. Martina Cole
  • An instant favorite. Boing Boing
  • ...a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one.
  • Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel. Joss Whedon
  • Original, thrilling and powerful. The Guardian
  • One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon. Kirkus
  • A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go. John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
  • Unique and terrifying. Booklist
  • “Original, thrilling, and powerful.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “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…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)

  • “Unique and terrifying.”


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

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[Carey] builds well-constructed characters—particularly Melanie, one of the zombified children…Action sequences are also well constructed, and the book will appeal to fans of zombie fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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.”

    Library Journal

  • An Indie Next List selection
  • 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
  • A BookRiot Pick of Best Abnormal Paranormal Books
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A BookRiot Pick of 50 of the Best Thriller Audiobooks
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Audible Editors Top Pick of Road Trip Audiobooks

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  • 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 "

About the Author

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. His novel The Girl with All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and the basis for a 2016 major motion picture that won eight film awards and was nominated for the BAFTA. 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. As a narrator, she has received multiple Earphones Awards and twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. 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.