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Author: Veronica Rossi Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: HarperCollins Audio Length: Series:The Under the Never Sky Trilogy Release Date: January 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062120700

Publisher Description

Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com).

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive. A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption.

In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world. Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.

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  • “Narrator Bernadette Dunne [Flagler’s] husky voice captures both the intense survival story and the earnest young love that emerges. The novel’s point of view alternates between that of Aria and Perry, yet Flagler keeps each distinct. There’s action from the get-go, and Flagler sounds like she’s as caught up in the whirlwind as the characters…A fun take on the current dystopian trend.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A pure delight. Narrator Bernadette Dunne [Flagler] flawlessly moves from character to character, giving each one a distinct persona. Sure to captivate listeners.”

    - Library Journal
  • “[Dunne Flagler’s] capable reading brings suspense and dramatic action to listeners’ ears…A satisfying way to experience Rossi’s gripping tale of survival, love, and loyalty.”

    - Booklist (audio review)
  • “Fans of The Hunger Games will cheer Aria’s gradual, warrior-like transformation over the course of the novel.”

    - Booklist
  • “Rossi grounds her worldbuilding in language, creating idioms for the Dwellers and Outsiders that add texture to their respective myths; her characters brave and complex and her prose smooth and evocative. Inspired, offbeat, and mesmerizing.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “A debut author to watch. Under the Never Sky has a Star Wars feel, complete with charming enemies-turned-friends-turned-lovers romance and the juxtaposition of futuristic technology amongst a barren landscape. The story is told in alternating narratives by the two main characters, which Rossi pulls off nicely…A standout.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It took a bit of time to get into it, but now I can't wait for the next book to come out in January! "

    - Jamie, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought that this book was pretty good. The plot could have been a little more clear , but for the most part it was well written. The range of vocabulary is pretty good and i like the subtle romance going on. "

    - Addi, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Actually a 4.5 for me! Enjoyed reading this one, hope the next one is at par or even better! Excited for the next one! "

    - Justine, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I went back and forth on whether or not I wanted to do a full review of this book on my blog and I decided in the end that thought it was an enjoyable read, it really didn't do much for me as a book. That being said I know tons of people who have read and loved this book, so I think really it's a matter of taste. For me it was a couple of aspects a) the romance was too big a part of the story for me b) that the world building wasn't unique enough and c) the characters though well developed were not interesting to me. I wanted there to be some twists and turns in the story, and that never really happens. All the characters are incredibly nice and are exactly what they seem to be. That is fine but it's not to my personal tastes in reading. It however was fast paced and exciting in terms of it's plot but it just didn't have a 'wow' factor for me. I think you have to love the romance to love this book and I just didn't. "

    - Alisa, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it very much! Will start on the second one right away! :) "

    - Mahony, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Technically, I didn't finish this... I couldn't get through the first 25%.... "

    - Geri, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wow wow wow INCREDIBLE BOOK!! Not sure why I waited so long to pick this up but it is sure to be an all time Dystopian fav :) "

    - Jaclyn, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I ended up loving this book, but only b/c I stuck with it. I took an inordinate amount of time for me to really get into it, but now that I did I cannot wait for the sequel. EXCELLENT ending. "

    - Jessica, 10/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I don't often give five stars but this one came close. The plot may be recycled but the characters, situations and discriptions are fresh, new and imaginative. I might even consider the sequels. "

    - Don, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wasn't sure that I would like this book after the first few pages. But the story got better as the author developed the characters and I found myself looking forward to reading a few pages every night. I plan to start the second book in the series to see what's happening now! "

    - Andrea, 9/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great scifi elements and a nice dystopian world. Beginning was very strong and engaging, but I was a little disappointed in the last seventy five pages, or so. The ending felt very rushed. Overall, a very good read. "

    - John, 9/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was enjoyable. Firstly, it was hard to get into, but when I kept reading, I found it hard to put it down. I liked the fact that it didn't feel rushed, like other books do. Will I read the following books? Maybe, if I have nothing else to read. "

    - Makiton, 6/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Book was soooo good!! I must admit I was a little skeptical at first n the scire, realms n pods confused me but as I read along everything started making sense! Can't wait to start on book 2!! N see what will happen with Aria n perry oh perry!! <3!! "

    - Viviana, 6/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Omg! A amazing Book! I love it!! "

    - Chantal, 5/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I actually liked a YA dystopian novel! Yay! "

    - Zero, 1/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book a lot! This was amazing! "

    - Rose, 12/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " With the success of The Hunger Games dystopian fiction is all the rage now in the young adult book market. Under the Never Sky is a very worthy newcomer to this growing genre. The story was fascinating and Aria is a very compelling character. I love books with strong female leads so that was a big plus for me. Definitely check this audiobook out. "

    - P.F., 8/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was such a compelling audiobook - a wonderful marriage of sci-fi and dystopian fiction. I absolutely fell in love with Aria and the story is fantastic. Highly recommended! "

    - SamS, 7/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Overall this was a good book. I was disappointed in the last few chapters though. They seemed rushed to get the story finished and lacked a lot of detail that could have been there. I really enjoyed the story though and look forward to the next book. "

    - Nicole, 7/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm a big fan of the ever popular dystopian genre and this book is a great example of what it has to offer. Great story and intriguing characters make this a real winner. "

    - F. Daniels, 6/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was a fair book at best. The story had a lot of potential, but the execution was not the best. I had a really hard time staying interested in the story and the characters. "

    - Annie C., 5/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was awesome. Aria is a wonderful character and Veronica Rossi really brings her to life. I enjoyed this book as much as The Hunger Games and cannot wait for the second book in the series to be released. "

    - K.S., 3/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Vividly written with an imaginative story and characters that you can't help but be drawn in by. It gets a little slow in a few sections but is otherwise excellent. "

    - Cassie M., 2/11/2012

About the Author

Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA. The first book in her Under the Never Sky trilogy was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and an Indie Next List Pick. The second book, Through the Ever Night, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. The series has been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Veronica lives in northern California with her husband and two sons. You can visit her online at www.VeronicaRossi.com.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.