Scythe

Scythe

Audiobook CD - 2017
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A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life, and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe, a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Publisher: [Grand Haven, Michigan] :, Brilliance Audio,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781543643626
1543643620
Branch Call Number: TEEN CDAUDIO FICTION Shusterm Neal
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10 hr., 36 min.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in..
digital, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda
Additional Contributors: Tremblay, Greg - Narrator

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In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't

Sometimes even good books are a bit slow moving, audiobooks are a great way to make that less of a hindrance. Scythe is a richly developed story, but at times the plot is buried under the descriptions so listening allows you to take in stride.

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JCLJoshN Dec 28, 2018

Like with Renegades, this is really a double entry for Scythe and the sequel Thunderhead. I wouldn't have thought a story set in a future utopia could be so tense, unnerving, and thrilling, but here it is.

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JCLJoshN Oct 24, 2018

This was not an easy book for me to get through, much like The Hunger Games wasn't easy for me. Not just because there's A LOT of killing in the story, but because of the psychological toll it takes on the characters. Still, I stuck with it and can't wait to read the second book. The characters ... Read More »


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JCLJoshN Oct 24, 2018

This was not an easy book for me to get through, much like The Hunger Games wasn't easy for me. Not just because there's A LOT of killing in the story, but because of the psychological toll it takes on the characters. Still, I stuck with it and can't wait to read the second book. The characters are great, the plot twists are jawdropping, the prose is stark and beautiful, and it's a fascinating picture of a utopian future where people can't and don't die. How do you manage population control? And how does a life free of disease, lasting injury, and death affect a person's mind? I have a feeling this book will haunt me.

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