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The Gender Game Audiobook

The Gender Game

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a story like no other....

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender.

Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom...including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive....

Over 20,125 worldwide five-star reviews and one million copies sold of the series.

What early readers are saying:

"Bella takes this genre to a new level. Imagine the intrigue of Divergent, the suspense of The Maze Runner and the heart-pounding excitement of The Hunger Games. That is the magic Bella is working with her new novel The Gender Game."

"The next BIG THING. Unique and brilliant."

"The perfect mix of adventure, mystery, thrill, blossoming love and heartbreak. READ THIS ASAP! You will not regret it."

"Intrigue, danger and mystery at every corner."

"Once I started reading, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop. My heart raced along with Violet's.... The twists and turns so far in this book have left my mouth hanging agape."

If you enjoy Suzanne Collins or Veronica Roth, this will be a ride you won't want to miss. Buy now.

Book one of a completed seven-book series.

Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.

©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest

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    Kloe 17/05/2017
    Kloe 17/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant! I am officially obsessed!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Now onto book 2! I can't wait to hear what happens next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Reuben 25/04/2017
    J. Reuben 25/04/2017
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    "Ok, but nothing special"

    It tries to be like the Hunger Games, Divergent and Mazerunner...but while it is an ok story it really was nothing special and the ending was really rather disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BlackTuxedos 27/02/2017
    BlackTuxedos 27/02/2017
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    "Average"

    I didn't know this was a series so was a bit annoyed to discover it was. The writing is ok. Standard for YA dystopian fiction. Characters are somewhat enjoyable. The heroine isn't completely useless but it's not going to knock your socks off. Not sure why this received such high ratings. If you're an existing fan of the author you'll probably enjoy this. I was not and found it to be a bit 'meh' and a wasted credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Gribble 17/02/2018
    Tracy Gribble 17/02/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "Not what I expected"

    This didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I was expecting distinct male and female societies, which isn’t what you get. Instead there are some rather clumsy comparisons and deliberate, infuriating stereotyping. The interaction of the 2 societies was not as exciting as I was expecting.

    Our protagonist is fairly mature, but still technically 19. Id have liked her to be nearer 22-25 to make the relationships and responsibilities she’s given more believable though!

    There were some cliche romcom plots that Forrest refused to fall down so it was slightly saved. Unfortunately, Soler’s performance left a fair bit to be desired though. Her accent took some getting used to and I suspect didn’t do justice to the material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A.B. 16/01/2018
    A.B. 16/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting plot"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Over descriptive in places where it isnt necessary.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Unravelling the charecters. A little fairy story at times


    Did Rebecca Soler and Zachary Webber do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Reasonably but I think it was obvious who was speaking in each chapter and not necessary to announce it.


    Was The Gender Game worth the listening time?

    If I had already downloaded something else at the time I probably would have skipped it but as I got into it I was intrigued. The over descriptions were a little annoying at times.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like fairy stories with a dystopian twist you will like this book. A little childish in the wording at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Payne UK 10/01/2018
    Catherine Payne UK 10/01/2018
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    "Didn't like the book "

    boring. performers voice was irritating.
    didn't finish the download.
    cancelling audible. not worth the money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rheannon W. 10/01/2018
    Rheannon W. 10/01/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "I'm just going to buy the next books."

    started listening to the 2nd book while in the car home from uni after my brother picked me up. The story intried me and soon got audible and the first book. Not regreating anything and planning on getting the other books my brother said there were. already got 4 other friends interested in the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah 13/11/2017
    Hannah 13/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "really gd"

    really good worth listening to. xx worth listening to the end. total twist i didnt expect

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ninecatz 03/11/2017
    Ninecatz 03/11/2017
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    "Decent story, poor editing..."

    I'm now on the fourth book in this series, the storyline isn't bad with a lot of twists, although I have found some of the scenes a bit 'cheesy.'

    Whoever edited the series needs to reconsider their job, as the same word is often used several times in one sentence. This can be really annoying if you're really enjoying the book, stupid errors really make me cringe. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 25/09/2017
    25/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Whizzed through in a weekend"

    I really enjoyed the audio book. looking forward to the next one! The only criticism is the was not enough of the male voice. controversial to say the least. 😀

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • L. D. Brown
    Woodland Hills, UT United States
    30/08/17
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    "Plot line is asinine in so many places."

    This story is so full of holes. I was continually rolling my eyes at the lack of character development and motivation. Truly disappointing after all the reviews I read.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Kat
    LITTLETON, CO, US
    11/07/17
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    "Predictable"

    Predictable story line. Not much substance. Whiny narration. Save your money and find something else

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Tejas
    03/03/17
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    "Hard to believe"

    I liked the story but it was difficult to get behind. The background of the character and the back story of the world was too far fetched to be believable. More should have been done to prop up the story of the surroundings and the why of where the settlements were and what "the green" was. Why if seemed to thrive with animal and plant life but not be a place that could be used for crops. The severity of the gender based societies took things a little farther than what I thought would be able to develop naturally. It ended up being a frustrating story thin on development of the world history, structure, and drive.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • NAOMI C ST AMAND
    13/07/17
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    "cheesy narrator for a meh story"

    First of all, the narration was cheesy, unnecessarily dramatic and overdone. At first, I thought this book was okay, but it just kept getting worse. I struggled to finish and the fight scenes were narrated so hilariously that I almost laughed out loud a few times. I generally like ya fiction, and I liked hunger games. I just had trouble with the plot, it was rather boring. I knew I should be getting more excited toward the end, but I was very relieved when it was finished. it was pretty predictable, but I know I'm a good guesser. I wish the author would have stopped writing sooner, and it is rare for me to not be inclined to finish a series.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    United States
    22/12/16
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    "Don't pass this one by! It's a definite MUST READ!"
    If you could sum up The Gender Game in three words, what would they be?

    Loved this book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Gender Game was packed full of all my favorite things: adventure, the angst of a (PG-13) forbidden romance, action and good vs. evil. I really loved how the author built up the main character so that everything that happened made sense and was believable. I cared what happened to Violet. I was rooting for her and felt her pain, her joy, her shock and her heartbreak. I can't wait for the next installment of this story to come out!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The romance angle was built up so enticingly well, that I must admit that last romantic part was my fave. However, that was definitely not all that this book was about!


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

    The one that got me was "For fans of Hunger Games..." I think that is an accurate tag line that a lot of people would know how to respond to.


    Any additional comments?

    I also really, really, REALLY enjoyed the narrator! I am a huge fan of her work. She makes the characters and the stories come to life flawlessly! <3

    22 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Ruther
    25/07/17
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    "Boooooring!"

    Moved so slow. Not at all like the other types of books in this genre. Read it bc Audible recommended and it was just 10 hours of waiting for something interesting to happen. Save your time and money.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn
    Massachusetts, United States
    01/05/17
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    "I love it!"

    I had this sitting in my to be read list for a long time. I think it was the title that pushed me away. After taking a look at the reviews I finally decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did! It was great right from the start and just gets better. It's geared toward the older YA crowd. I think that with a different title it would catch a lot more attention. I can't wait to see what the second book has in store, though it would be great as a stand alone book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Susi
    18/12/16
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    "One of the best"

    I did not have high hopes for this book. it was too cheap. but it was one if the best I've heard, you must get it!!!

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Jamey
    Farmington, MO, United States
    05/02/17
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    "where is Zachary Webber oh ....there he is"

    I hardly ever review books but I got this one bc I always enjoy Zachary's choices of performances so the fact that he read 1 chapter at the end of the book was agriva ting. That being said this book has just enough interesting things going on that once the book picked up it's pace I enjoyed it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Yohler
    Chicago
    29/01/18
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    "Story Was Good - Narrator Was ....Meh"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was good. A bit predictable, but good.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator continually put emphasis/inflection on words needlessly. For example, "Violet put all her clothes on and last were her ....SOCKS." You're almost expecting to hear dramatic, ominous "dun-dun-dun" music after the last word. So hard to listen to. I chose to read the next books in the series instead of listen to them for this reason.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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