The Reader

The Reader

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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A stunning debut set in a world where reading is forbidden, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and BoneSefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book--a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed--and punish the people responsible.With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library (Audio), 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780147525727
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12 hr., 31 min., 52 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Guest, Kim Mai


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Nov 14, 2018

I thought, overall, the story could have been shorter. It does take a good chunk of the book to really get into the flow of things; the first quarter of the book reads a little clunky and off, but if you don't mind the slow pace, it does get quite pleasant to read. I liked how the ending brought all the mysteries and connections together, but damn, it took a long time to get there. Actually, that was somewhat of a pattern. Everything from character revelation to plot twists to the romance took a little longer than necessary


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