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Author: Kristen Simmons Narrator: Soneela Nankani Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781490656472
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In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya's luck runs out and she's caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This grim cautionary tale opens taut and suspenseful…A world where girls and women are commodities to be sold and resold is frightening enough; more chilling are the girls who embrace their fate or the women who participate in the system for profit and status.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This dystopian story never lets up, and narrator Soneela Nankani hooks the listener from the start…Nankani meets this gripping story head on. Aya’s determination and constant struggle are evident in her defiant tone as Aya repeatedly makes herself unsuitable to appear at auction. Nankani’s portrayals of the other girls run the gamut from terrified submission to haughty superiority. During a stint in solitary, Aya meets Kirin, a mute outcast, who helps her escape. The truly ghastly male characters from the capitol city are given voices that would give anyone nightmares.”


  • The Glass Arrow is an intense and disturbing read that is impossible to put down. From the rush of the first chase scene to the emotional conclusion, Aya is a fearless heroine that you can’t help falling in love with. I stayed up way too late completely enthralled, chilled and ultimately satisfied by the frightening world Simmons created. Now where is book two? I need it right now!”

    Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy

  • The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons plunges readers into a heart-wrenching and wholly startling new world. Aya’s story is terrifying in the best possible way, and left me shuddering over the painful awareness of humanity’s darkest capability, and yet not losing sight of its greatest potential. Simmons portrays a stunning heroine of strength and resilience that captivated me until the very last page.”

    Christina Farley, author of the YA bestseller Gilded

  • “Fully imagined and richly written, The Glass Arrow seamlessly blends the best of adventure and romance with characters you will root for. I was transported…A dark tale shot through with hope and the idea that sacrifice and love can conquer all. I couldn’t put it down.”

    Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated and Astray

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About the Author

Kristen Simmons is the critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, Metaltown, Pacifica, and The Deceivers. Visit her online at

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award-winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.