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Author: Sylvain Neuvel Narrator: Neil Shah Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781982527891

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Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is taking the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine his fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.

How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

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  • “A timely novella with a powerful thematic punch, Neuvel’s latest is set in a dystopian future where immigrants seeking citizenship in England must pass a harrowing test…Obvious political commentary aside, the questions Neuvel asks readers are simple yet profound: What does it mean to be human? Is one person’s life less valuable than another’s because of ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic differences? Is the true nature of humankind fear and hate or love and acceptance? Thought-provoking and disturbing. A cautionary tale illuminated with dark enlightenment.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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About the Author

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age fifteen. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, taught in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator. Neuvel is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He lives in Montreal.

About the Narrator

Neil Shah is an Audie-nominated narrator and winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards who has recorded over 150 audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has commended him for “an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience” and as “an outstanding narrator who adds a healthy dose of personality to each of the characters.” As a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego, he has appeared off Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television. He records from his home studio in Portland, Oregon.