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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.