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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: Marieke Nijkamp Narrator: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Amy McFadden, Brittany Pressley, Whitney Dykhouse, Scott Merriman, Lauren Ezzo Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781511323376
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10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

The auditorium doors won't open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A talented cast of narrators enhances the diversity and believability of this story…The narrators’ pacing, accents, and, most particularly, emotional tones add layers and meaning…The audiobook is structured to reflect the fifty-four-minute duration of Tyler’s rampage. During this time, the narrators’ emotions intensify, and their character portrayals deepen.”


  • “Strong storytelling pulls readers into a school shooting, leaving them amongst the gunman’s victims in Opportunity High’s auditorium.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Will hit close to home and is best suited for older teens.”


  • “The story makes effective use of flashbacks that lay bare the pain and deception that have led up to the day’s horror…[A] compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Love, loyalty, bravery, and loss meld into a chaotic, heart-wrenching mélange of issues that unite some and divide others. A highly diverse cast of characters, paired with vivid imagery and close attention to detail, set the stage for an engrossing, unrelenting tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The four main narratives are joined by text messages, tweets, and blog entries interspersed throughout, allowing for more viewpoints and commentary without narrative clutter. Although the work is devastating, it offers a small moment of optimism and closure at the end without resorting to an incongruous tidy ending.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Every word hits frighteningly close to home and is tragically too familiar. This book will leave you asking questions that we as a society should have answered a long time ago.”

    Julie Murphy, author of Side Effects May Vary

  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 11 Books That Grab You from Page One
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  • A GoodReads Readers’ Choice of the Month for YA
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  • A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2016
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About the Author
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.
About the Narrators

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Amy McFadden has narrated over one hundred titles in many different genres. She is an Earphones Award winner and was a finalist for a 2014 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. She has been acting all over Michigan on stage for the last twenty years and in commercials and film for the last ten. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Brittany Pressley is a New York City–based recording artist with many years of professional voice-over experience. Brittany has narrated over forty audiobooks, and her voice has been featured in a variety of commercials and ad campaigns for clients including Mastercard, Nickelodeon, MTV, Papa Johns, Fidelity, and North State communications.

Whitney Dykhouse has worked as a stage actress starring as Annie Sullivan in Master Arts Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker. She is also an audiobook narrator and has read titles by Donna Jo Napoli and Steve Watkins.

Scott Merriman began acting at the request of his high school friend in 1996. Since then, Scott has lent his acting talents to theater productions, student films, shorts, and features. He has always enjoyed working with his voice, and today he to brings characters to life in audio dramas and through audiobook narration.

Lauren Ezzo, a midwestern-based actor and graduate of Hope College, is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. She has acted in Peppermint Creek Theatre Company’s world premiere of Or You Could Kiss Me.