Illuminae : Illuminae files, book 1/ Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
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- ISBN: 9781101916650
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 hr., 41 min.)
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 
- Distributor: [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 
- Copyright: ℗2015
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Narrated by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe and Jonathan McClain.
For fans of Marie Lu and James Dashner comes the first book in an epic new series. "Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave."--Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilog.y This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra--who are barely even talking to each other--are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents--including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more--Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. From the Hardcover edition.
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*Starred Review* High-school students Kady and Ezra have just broken up with each other when Kerenza IV, their mining outpost planetary home, is suddenly attacked by a rival company using both traditional and biological weapons. In the scramble to get off the planet, they are separated, ending up with a waning number of Kerenza survivors on two different space vessels that are trying to outrun one remaining BeiTech dreadnought; however, Kady and Ezra remain united in their desire to escape destruction, exact revenge, and maybe give each other a second chance. Tightly woven and suspenseful, this is one long briefing report about the mining colony attack and its aftermath that makes innovative use of mission reports, e-mails, texts, ship schematics, dialogue, and other forms of communication with profanity cunningly redacted. Kaufman and Kristoff have created a fast-paced, quasi-political sci-fi thriller that is completely unique. Hints of romance and references to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey interweave with the text, itself an arresting visual experience that weds form with expression and content: for example, a thin pinwheel of print reflects the chaos of a newbie pilot's first deadly space battle. The ending, two simple words, sets the stage for the next entry in the Illuminae Files, a planned trilogy. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kaufman (Starbound series) and Kristoff (Lotus War series) are no strangers to the sf-fantasy world. Their combined expertise and fan bases, plus a huge marketing campaign by the publisher, will make this a hot title.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2015 Booklist
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Gr 7 Up-Kady Grant is already having a bad day when Kerenza IV, her icy home, is attacked by BeiTech, a rival corporation to Kerenza's founders. Kady and Ezra Mason, the boyfriend she dumped that morning, manage to escape with a few thousand others on board three vessels that flee into space pursued by the one remaining Beitech dreadnought, the Lincoln, with the nuclear capability to destroy them. However, relief is short-lived when the Phobos virus, a biological weapon unleashed by BeiTech, begins taking over one ship and the Lincoln gets closer. When the artificial intelligence on the warship accompanying the two vessels goes haywire and destroys one vessel, it will be up to Kady, a prodigy hacker, to save the other ship and the boy she has never stopped loving. Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, and Jonathan McClain perfectly portray the emotions and personalities of each character. With its mix of romance, space travel, dark humor, and action, this will appeal to a wide range of teens. -VERDICT The narrative's mix of audio recordings, audio messaging, emails, and the internal dialogue by the AI itself works flawlessly in this format. ["A great recommendation for middle and high school science-fiction fans": SLJ 6/15 review of the Knopf book.]-Sarah Flood, Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, KY Â© Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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It is the year 2575 on the small planet of Kerenza, and teenager Kady Grant has just broken up with her boyfriend, Ezra. When a sudden attack leaves her world in ruins, Kady and Ezra each find themselves reunited aboard one of three escape vessels being pursued across the galaxy by a warship intent on eliminating any witnesses to the ruthless devastation of the young girl's home. To make matters worse, a mutating virus is turning people into homicidal maniacs, and the ragtag fleet's main AI seems to have a deadly agenda of its own. This mind-bending tale of survival is told through a dizzying combination of reconstructed ship-to-ship communiques, instant messages, ship's log entries, interviews, other found footage, and more. It is brought to life in the audio edition by a talented ensemble of actors, but it is the exceptional production values and editing that make this audio such a pleasure. The sound design and vocal manipulation used to differentiate time, place, and character, along with other special effects enhance not only the actors' performances, but the full listening experience, immersing the listener into this exciting, action-packed, and moving space adventure. Ages 14-up. A Knopf hardcover. (Oct.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.