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Edenborn begins with a stark vision: Humankind is nearly extinct. Only six people have survived the devastating planetary epidemic known as Black Ep. All are now committed to rebuilding a peaceful civilization, but not everyone shares the same vision. Soon, two very different societies begin to form.
As we follow a child from each "family", someone, or something, begins to threaten their innocence. Meanwhile, a mutant strain of Black Ep makes a deadly return. Now the architects who gave breath to this new world must scramble to protect their children from a two-front assault. It's a race against extinction, and we're in it until the end.
"A genuine page-turner....Gripping...the kind of book you don't want to stop reading." (Neil Gaiman)
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By Mary Ann on 12-04-04
Listen to the WHOLE book
To Bryan who wrote a review on a book that he had not finished, you should have listened all the way to the end. All the "diary" entries build up to an entremely unexpected and exciting conclusion. I also was kind of plodding a bit through the first half of the book, but it was necessary to get to know and care about all the characters. For the last couple of hours I could not "put the book down." I also think that I would not have liked this book as much if I had not read the first book in the series.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Sharon on 05-26-06
Wonderful ensemble cast
If not my favorite audio book, this one is close. I've replayed it several times already. Not realizing this was the second of a trilogy, I listened to Edenborn before Idlewild and can vouch for the story standing on its own. The narrators are all wonderful, but I was especially taken with Jenna Lamia's charming (at first) and believable portrayal of the teen-aged Penny. Having multiple narrators to match the four storytellers really brought something to the listening experience and I do not believe I would have enjoyed reading this book half as much as hearing it (and I don't think that about many books). In any case, the book was thought-provoking and I cared deeply about its characters. Can't wait for Everfree.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful