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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberly Derting Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Taking Trilogy Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780062325006
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The Fifth Wave in this chilling and explosive new series from author Kimberly Derting.

The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on—her parents divorced, her boyfriend is in college and dating her best friend—but Kyra’s still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She finds herself drawn to Tyler, her boyfriend’s kid brother, despite her best efforts to ignore her growing attraction. In order to find out the truth, the two of them decide to retrace her steps from that fateful night. They discover there are others who have been “taken,” just like Kyra. Only Kyra is the first person to have been returned past the forty-eight-hour taken mark.

With a determined, secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had—but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Equal parts romance and suspense, The Taking is a sexy blend of conspiracy theory and sci-fi.”

    Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • The Taking is an action-packed, heart-filled ride. I loved it.”

    Melissa Marr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “With pitch-perfect prose, swoon-worthy romance, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Taking kept me reading late into the night. This is Derting at her best.”

    Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Kimberly Derting does it again! The Taking is an exciting, fast-paced thriller with an eerie and intriguing paranormal mystery at the heart of it. You’ll want to read it as fast as you can and then demand the next book now!”

    Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Kimberly Derting is an amazing writer and a master storyteller. The Taking will have you hooked from the very first pages.”

    Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The mystery, romance, and action add up to create a roller coaster of a read. Main character Kyla’s feelings of not belonging are so tangible and realistic, it feels like she could walk right off of the page. Slowly piecing together what happened to her is exciting yet terrifying, and will make this a fast read for everyone.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Engrossing…Derting turns a hoary alien-abduction conspiracy theory into an original and intriguing premise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting is the author of The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead, The Last Echo, and Dead Silence, which are as much coming-of-age romances as they are paranormal thrillers, as well as The Pledge, The Essence, and The Offering, a dystopic fantasy trilogy. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say buried in the pages of their mother’s books.

About the Narrator

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide books and magazines licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney-Hyperion and Disney Press in the US and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW’s digital products include bestselling e-book titles and award-winning original apps. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.