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  • Radio Silence

  • By: Alice Oseman
  • Narrated by: Aysha Kala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (225 ratings)

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Summary

The second novel by the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless, Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – now a major Netflix series.

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.

But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.

Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past....

She has to confess why Carys disappeared....

Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.

It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness.

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

A YA coming of age read that tackles issues of identity, the pressure to succeed, diversity and freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tour 

©2016 Alice Oseman (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for 

Solitaire: " 

The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age." ( 

The Times

"The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you'll read this year...outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green." ( 

The Bookseller)

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I'm very emo for this book

I adored this so, so much!! The emotion in the narration and the story, it really hit me hard. Amazing

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Brilliant.

After Heartstopper I decided to check out the author’s other work and I’m glad I did. Oseman captures the teenage experience perfectly with this one. I’m glad Aled got more character development and Francis was a great protagonist.

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Radio Science

One of Alice osemans Best works-absolutely stunning! Great story, great narration everything about this book is perfect 10/10 would DEFINITELY reccomend!

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Aysha Kala did amazing

It’s hard to add emotion when reading and Aysha did an amazing job, I could hear the emotion within her voice. Alice Oseman’s books give me life and I can actually see myself in her books (obsessed)

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amazing!

a brilliant and emotional book, listened to all of it in 2 days. Narration is also amazing

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wonderful wonderful message, a little oddly told.

I really wanted to love it but found the radio episodes kindof annoyingly cryptic! adored the message behind it all though - could've used this book when I was 17!

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I have no words... or maybe just a few

This was absolutely wonderful.

I wish I read a book like this when I was a YA myself (I am currently 30+). I highly recommend this, both for the writing as for the narration. I don't want to say something about the story, you can read that in the blurb. Acually, don't read the blurb, just listen to the book.

I do want to say specificly, that the narration was spot on. I have added Aysha Kala to my list of favourite narrators and will listen to more of her performances. Probably starting with another Alice Oseman book.

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It's not all about academia

This book hit a lot of the current topics that your people struggle with on a daily basis, the characters were strong and the story itself was great, I really enjoyed it and will definitely be recommending it.

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It was ok (2.5✨)

I liked the the characters. I liked the suspension of not knowing radio silence, It kept be on the edge of my seat.
I really liked the idea of the radio silence concept.
There is good lgbtqia representation. Also, some sweet mlm moments.
but it felt unfinished in parts. I liked the concept but when I read towards the end it undelivered. It ended up feeling unfinished & felt rushed.