Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics. Instead, they are taught to persuade. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive. Whip-smart orphan Emily Ruff becomes the school's most talented prodigy until she makes a catastrophic mistake: She falls in love. Meanwhile, a seemingly innocent man named Wil Jamieson is brutally ambushed by two strange men in an airport bathroom. In order to survive, Wil must journey to the toxically decimated town of Broken Hill, Australia, to discover who he is and why an entire town was blown off the map
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781624065354
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 38 min.)) : digital


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JCLHopeH Jun 14, 2016

This book moved just a touch slower than I wanted, sitting right at the edge of something suspenseful and thrilling but never quite getting there. It never had quite the big bang, wowzer, "Aha!" sort of climax that I hoped for, but I still loved it. Max Barry hops back and forth in time to let readers piece the full story together, which works really well and offers some satisfying reveals.

Also: WORDS! A nerdy side of me really enjoyed imagining how this might be Noam Chomsky's "universal grammar" on steroids.

lbsisson Jul 01, 2014

This shows as an audiobook but the download comes up as an ebook.


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