Divided Kingdom

  • by Rupert Thomson
  • Narrated by Glen McCready
  • 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Somewhere in the United Kingdom, an eight year old boy is removed from his home in the middle of the night. He is a victim of an extraordinary experiment.In an attempt to reform society, the government has divided the population into four groups, each group representing a different personality type. The land too, has been divided into quarters. Borders have been established, reinforced by concrete walls, armed guards and rolls of razor wire.
Plunged into this brave new world, the boy tries to make the best of things, unaware that ahead of him lies a revelation that will change everything he believes in and will, in the end, put his very life in jeopardy.
A remarkable genre-defying novel about the country we live in.

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Not what I expected

This book really wasn't what I expected and didn't interest me as much as I'd hoped, but it was engaging enough.

It has a similar air to 1984 and Brave New World: control of society, looking at humanity, indulging in the forbidden...

I thought that a book written as recently as this might have a more scientific premise: their society is split up by humours (ie the hundreds-years old medical theory), which was a pretty unbelievable premise, but beyond that the analysis of the human condition and finding of self was interesting.
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- Kris

Oddball

An oddball plot set in the future. Obviously written before the tech. boom, but the plot still works. Very thought provoking. Main character really interesting. The sort of book I will revisit and expect to 'get' something new from next time.
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- Lesley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios