Replica

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100116099
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062570475
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Description

Two girls, two stories, one epic novel. From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra's story and Gemma's story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey. Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects-Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72-manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions. While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. Using a downloadable enhancement, readers can decide how they would like to read the audiobook, as with the print version. They can read the story of Gemma or Lyra straight through first, followed by the other girl's story, or they can move between chapters in Lyra's and Gemma's sections. No matter how it is read, Replica is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.

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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Series: Replica (Oliver) Series No: 1
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Narrator(s): Sarah Drew, Erin Spencer
Product Number DD28695
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441741769
eBook
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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Series:
Product Number EB00632314
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062394187

Professional reviews

"Teenagers Lyra and Gemma give separate accounts of their dystopian world. Narrator Sarah Drew tells Lyra's story with a slightly breathy and uneven delivery. Her voice is packed with emotion that reflects the extreme stressors she faces while being imprisoned in the Haven Institute, a center for human cloning, and then escaping into a world unknown to her. At first, narrator Erin Spencer's steady voice for Gemma reflects her quiet life but then intensifies as she begins to question her world and her own connection to the Haven Institute. The chapters alternate Lyra's and Gemma's accounts, but listeners might skip chapters to follow one complete narrative. Either approach will deliver captivating fast-paced adventure. M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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