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Publisher's Summary

He wakes alone, nameless, in a strangely bucolic day-after-tomorrow world. His amnesia is near-total; he cannot remember his name and doesn't recognize anything around him, but he knows with absolute certainty that someone has tried to kill him – and will surely try again.Not knowing who, if anyone, he can trust, he reacquaints himself with eight companions, all of whom are being trained (for what?) at an esoteric academy run by a cryptic superintendent named Maestro. As he tries to discover the identity of the person who wants him dead, he quickly begins to unravel a series of sinister truths, which make it clear that the ramifications of his search are far greater than he could ever have imagined. Much more than his own life is at stake.Idlewild takes the best of its genre and transcends it, creating a story that will appeal to readers far beyond the traditional science fiction fan base.
©2003 Damned If I Don't Productions; (P)2003 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"Sagan may have more imagination than he knows what to do with – a wonderful thing in a new author." (Kirkus Reviews)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Craig on 08-21-03

Great story

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it. It was a realitively easy listen. I gave only 3 stars because the author did not make enough commitment to characters and details. I was not drawn into their world enough to feel a personal stake in the characters. Good twist to human behavior and instinctual self-preservation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Geraldine on 08-31-04

Wonderful! This is a must!

Of the many many Audible books that I've listened to, this is only the second time that I've ever been moved to write a review.

This is one of those books that is so well written, and draws you in so completely, that for days afterward you see the world in a slightly different way. That, to me, is always the sign of an amazingly good story.

I remember seeing this book in the book store when it was first released. It looked like a fascinating premise, but for some reason I walked out of the store without it. I'm glad that I decided to listen to it on Audible! Now I've spent the past 8 months waiting for the release of the sequel, "Edenborn". I sure hope that Audible carries it!

Download this one. Listen to it. You can't go wrong.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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