Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.
But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day -- her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they'll be.
When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?
When Nine was introduced into the rebels daily life, one not scrubbed clean of pain and consequences, she was so out of place. It was so alien to her. I really felt for her and her predicament, all of her plans and expectations disappointed, then as she spent more time there and became integrated into the family she became far more attached. Falling in love distanced her from her old life even more.
A great story, with a main character I both felt for, and loved.
Kirsten Potter, the narrator, really brought the story to life with some wonderful accents. I will have to find more books narrated by her.
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.
Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and Kate’s genetic ability to time-travel makes her the only one who can stop him. Risking everything, she travels to the Chicago World’s Fair to try to prevent the killing and the chain of events that follows.
Changing the timeline comes with a personal cost, however—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves will have no memory of her existence. And regardless of her motives, does she have the right to manipulate the fate of the entire world?
Okay I have to admit that ever since I watched Back To The Future when I was a kid, I have been fascinated by time travel. I think it's the interaction with history. I love history and the idea of actually seeing, and interacting with the people and actual events gets my attention very quickly.
Time travelers stuck in the past and having to make a life there while trying not to change the past is a fascinating concept to me. The whole fish out of water thing. Although being historians they were prepared.
Kate on the other hand is less prepared. And less enthusiastic about the idea.
The story is narrated by Kate Rudd.
Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.
What could possibly go wrong?
An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin…and not, y’know, die or anything.
As the owner of three Fieros in my life, I have to say that the idea of an indestructible one driving around mid evil England gave me the giggles. In fact the entire book was the cause of many laugh out loud moments, which can cause some awkward situations when working around others while listening.
Okay, so, my favorite character in the book was Jimmy, aka Merlin. I love the way he can justify anything. It made for a very sympathetic villain.
FYI I listened to this book, and the previous one with a free trial of Kindle Unlimited.
This Book is narrated by Luke Daniels.
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I Listen to more than 100 audiobooks a year. Kind of a story fiend, I know, but I thought I would share my thoughts about them with you. I would love to have suggestions from people as to what I should listen to next.