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Scythe Audiobook

Scythe

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Publisher's Summary

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times best-selling Unwind Dystology series.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

©2016 Neal Shusterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lila Reading
    San Diego, CA
    01/04/17
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    "Teenage Thumbs up"
    What made the experience of listening to Scythe the most enjoyable?

    Every road trip, I seek out an audiobook that can please all 3 of my kids (now 12 [girl], 13 & 15 [boys]). Let's just say I've been striking out the last few years. This time was different. After each chapter, all three were asking for more. And on a typical road trip that is balanced between listening to a book, playing car games, resting, and watching movies, this time was all Scythe! My 15-year-old son, who no longer wished to read for enjoyment, said that 1. he wants to "read" it again, and 2. he wants this to be turned into a film. Listening to this book was truly the highlight of our road trip!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It felt like a combination between The Giver and The Hunger Games.


    What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

    His voices were seamless and spot on!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Scythe- kill with conscience.


    Any additional comments?

    We are hoping the next installment in the trilogy comes out before our next road trip!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Zack
    14/04/17
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    "Abstract Symbolism "

    This was one of the most abstract books I've ever read. The symbolism with in will truly make you think about the world we live in today and question yourself as a person and as a part of society. Would suggest to the young and old .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ray Maranon
    15/06/17
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    "Refreshing, imaginative, clever, unpredictable"

    Neal Shusterman owes to to humanity to be working on his next book. He is like the miller's daughter in the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin; spinning straw into gold. Literary gold.

    I hope he comes up with many future worlds in many different books. I much prefer his single books (Scythe) to his series (Unwind), as I cannot wait to hear what the next future may be like. Hopefully he moves on to a new dystopia rather than making another series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel
    21/04/17
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    "Well Written Novel"

    Loved it however I was not satisfied as much with the ending as I wanted to be, maybe that was the point. Looking foward to the sequel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • G. Grimsley
    Springfield, VA, United States
    27/06/17
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    "Immortal until you're Gleaned"
    What did you love best about Scythe?

    This book is action packed and humorous at times while dealing with a very dark and morbid theme... Death. It's very thought provoking and yet gripping. It was one of the hardest books to have to stop listening to when I arrived at my destinations. Mr. Shusterman created one of the most dastardly villains I've read in a very long time. This villain is so slyly evil it's almost creeptastically good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scythe?

    Several moments but I don't want to spoil the book!


    Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?

    I loved listening to 2 characters performed by Mr. Tremblay, the Scythes in Training, Citra and Rowan.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What happens when humans are in control of Death?


    Any additional comments?

    This was SO worth the credit I paid but now I'm sitting on the edge of my seat for more. I want to hear more of this world and the hear more about the Scythedom and the Thunderhead. Mr. Shusterman does such an amazing job of world building and I need to hear more ASAP. I also hope the movie they produce of this film (if it actually makes it to production) will match the movie I had running in my head at the time of listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darrell
    15/06/17
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    "Simply stunned"
    What did you love best about Scythe?

    This book is so though provoking. At the end I had chills run down my spine.


    What other book might you compare Scythe to and why?

    I would have to say The Passage by Justin Cronin. Both authors do a fantastic job of catching you in the first chapter and making you truly care about the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?

    Scythe Faraday. Although, i have only listened to this one time. I will listen to it again and more than likely by the book and read it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I had an extreme reaction, but neither laughed or cried. It made me look deep into my own soul.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/04/17
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    "The story was so incredibly written."

    I was captived from beginning to end, you really find yourself falling in love with all the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lovisa
    28/07/17
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    "interesting, exciting, amazing"

    Throught provoking yet exciting and emotional. Cried more than once and i dont cry easily. Everything i could want from a book. The reader was good too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    27/07/17
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    "excellent premise"

    I don't know how someone could come up with this stuff. this was such a great story I can't wait for the next one to come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cami
    20/07/17
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    "Entranced from the very beginning"

    I loved this book!! This is officially my new favorite book of all time! All the characters were so unique, the story line never had a 'dull' or 'hurry and get through this part to get back to the good stuff' moment. I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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