Delirium

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100010822
Released: Feb 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307915467
Narrator/s: Sarah Drew
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

Lauren Oliver's powerful New York Times bestselling novel Delirium-the first in a dystopian trilogy-presents a world as terrifying as George Orwell's 1984 and a romance as true as Romeo & Juliet. In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistakes. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? Delirium received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and was named a Best Book of the Year by USA Today, Kirkus, Amazon.com, YALSA, and the Chicago Public Library and was selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Best Ever Teen Novels.

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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium Series No: 1
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2011

All formats/editions

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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Narrator(s): Sarah Drew
Series:
Product Number DD21619
Released: Dec 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781504653169
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Author(s): Lauren Oliver
Narrator(s): Sarah Drew
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Product Number Z100092215
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062012524

Professional reviews

"Lena will receive her cure in 95 days. So in just over three months, she'll be safe from the deliria. Then she'll have a government-approved marriage match and will never feel pain, hate, or the most forbidden emotion: love. Sarah Drew perfectly exudes Lena's confused emotions, especially her passion, as she learns to feel. As Lena slowly becomes more aware of the world around her and learns its secrets and horrors, Drew masterfully infuses the story with tension and fraught emotions. Tender moments between Lena and her secret boyfriend, Alex, allow Drew to create warm vignettes amid the depictions of Lena's life in a rigidly controlled society. Ultimately, Lena's transformation from a timid teen to a brave young woman who faces innumerable dangers will leave listeners eager for the next volume in this dystopian trilogy. J.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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