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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,381 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Clayton Narrator: Jane Collingwood Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781490633824
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In the future, twins Mika and Ellie live behind The Wall, a concrete barrier made to protect humans from animals that have gone crazy with plague. Then Ellie goes missing—and Mika is the only one who believes she’s still alive. Mika can feel Ellie’s presence through a futuristic arcade game released by the government, and the farther he gets in the game, the more he realizes their entire world is built on a foundation of lies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi.”

    Eoin Colfer

  • “Telepathically connected twins battle a totalitarian regime…Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down.”

    New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Poston | 2/14/2014

    " I think this book might predict the future! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/3/2014

    " One of the best sci-fi novels I have read in a long time. I can hardly wait for the sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belann | 2/2/2014

    " I listened to the audio of this book and absolutely loved it. I'm not sure if an extra star was for the reader or the book, but it was one of the most entertaining books I have encountered in quite a while. The story is a futuristic story about a society that believes that an animal plague has made a large portion of the earth uninhabitable. Because of this, the population is crowded into bleak towering apts. with the rich living in the golden towers on top, and the poor living in the dark dwellings below. The story revolves around twins Ellie and Mika. Ellie has been kidnapped by the evil Mal Gorman, and the story begins with her trying to make her escape with her pet monkey Puck. Unfortunately, she is again captured. Her twin brother, Mika,is convinced, in spite of being told otherwise, that she is still alive. He understands that in order to see her again he will have to win the contests being sponsored by Mal Gorman. The story is beautifully orchestrated with the right amount of suspense and fantasy. Definitely recommended for the middle school crowd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 1/20/2014

    " This was a good book...I didn't know if I would like it because I don't read many sci-fi books, but I actually enjoyed it. The plot was new, something I haven't read before, and now I think I may start reading more sci-fi books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 10-11 Maggie | 1/10/2014

    " Wow!This is a really awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/24/2013

    " Definitely an interesting read. Kind of an Ender's Game type book, but I enjoyed the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Dda | 3/20/2013

    " It was a very good book! Made me want to keep reading it, so it was really hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Estherqueen33 | 1/14/2013

    " I really like dystopias so i knew i would like this one. I love animals and i was surprised when i heard that the people in this book didnt live with animals. As i read on im more interested about what happened to this animals and what big changes would happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Workman | 1/9/2013

    " Wall-e, meets Ender's Game, meets Hunger Games, meets something else cool! Loved it. Read this Sci-Fi Fans "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amel Karamehic | 1/1/2013

    " ROAR is an excellent book drama action one of the best books ive ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/22/2012

    " Wow! The ending was so abrupt!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holli Brown | 12/19/2012

    " An awesome start to a series. Definitely a book I'd read over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/6/2012

    " Good storyline! On par with the top dystopian novels. Unfortunately the writing is a bit lacking. There are often confusing point of view issues. However, don't let that keep you away from an enjoyable quick escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Swinehart | 8/19/2012

    " Pretty good story, writing wasn't the absolute best at times but the storyline was compelling enough to keep me turning pages...and looking forward to the next book in the series. Thanks, Traci for the tip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/19/2012

    " This book came on with a roar, and ended with a whimper. I'm just guessing there is a second book in the works.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 7/13/2012

    " Hunger Games meets Ender's Game.... futuristic and apocalyptic- not usually my favorite, but I still really enjoyed this. A nice quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella | 2/16/2012

    " Wow wow wow wow wow. Loved the plot. Loved the characters. A great and thrilling book to read. Recommended to all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cayce | 6/6/2011

    " It was good if you like the Hunger games this is the book for you!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Superdog23 | 5/23/2011

    " Best book EVER!!! I would suggest this book to any book fanatic! Nice Job Emma Clayton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/20/2011

    " To my peeps who loved The Hunger Games, I recommend The Roar. Obvi...not as good, but pretty awesome all the same! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/19/2011

    " Fast paced and just an amazing story. I can't wait until the sequel, The Whisper comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 5/17/2011

    " well writen distopia. A little unrealistic but with good characters
    cliffhanger at the end mabye a sequel will fallow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/5/2011

    " An Apocalyptic tale of twins (brother and sister) with special abilities/mutations. I'll read book 2 whenever that comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/28/2011

    " Very highly recommended by co-workers, but guess i'm not into sci-fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 4/27/2011

    " This is one of the best sci fi books i have ever read. the ending is so shocking! i loved the story line and how it was so detailed. This would make an amazing movie for sure. its like the Forest of Hands and Teeth combined with the Hunger Games. Absolutely one of my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 4/26/2011

    " Wow! The ending was so abrupt!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaci | 4/25/2011

    " I liked it until I learned "the secret", then I was disappointed that it was a freakin tree hugger book. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/21/2011

    " Great dystopian fiction for grades 5-7. It's definitely a unique take on the genre. I wasn't a huge fan of the ending.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 4/19/2011

    " WOW!!!! It's like "Ender's Game" meets "The Hunger Games" and it is sooo good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 4/18/2011

    " Excellent sci-fi, but really left me hanging @ the end "

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About the Author

Emma Clayton spent her teens playing in indie bands, digging holes, and doodling with comic artists. In her twenties, she studied screenwriting and became an author. She won praise from The New York Times and VOYA magazine for her first two novels, The Roar and The Whisper, which were inspired by her love of film, particularly those of Stephen Spielberg she had watched as a child.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys hiking up England’s mistier mountains, driving her leaky Land Rover and eating Reese’s peanut butter cups. She lives in Leamington Spa, England with her family.

About the Narrator

Jane Collingwood is an actress and voice-over artist. Her audiobook narrations include Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones, The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, and the Bannon and Clare series by Lilith Saintcrow.