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My name is Theo, and I'm a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It's meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us.
I was once content, too, but now I'm different. Now I hear a voice in my head, and she tells me things no imaginary friend should know. Her name is Phoe, and she is my delusion.
Or is she?
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By Nicole MommaKauk on 05-01-16
You will get sucked into their world!
What about Roberto Scarlato’s performance did you like?
I found the reading by the narrator was well done and helped to bring the story to life for me. His various voices have become those I associate with the characters. The recording is clear, without any background distractions.
Any additional comments?
Theo is one of the many youths on Oasis. The stories based in the future, where machines have taken over the world and caused a global meltdown. Goo covers everything except for the small inside section that is protected by the force field - oasis.
In this society there are no family units and no one ages past 40. You are considered to be a youth until your 40th birthday, then you become an adult. There are also the elderly but on one sees them around.
Theo has been talking with his imaginary friend a lot lately but she seems to know things he does not know, like about movies he's never seen before. And Phoe always seems to know where his friends are, or if they are looking for him. Could his imaginary friend really be real?
His friend takes him on a crazy series of events and everything he used to know changes.
This is a super addictive story. I found it to be very fast paced I listened to this book through audible, and its length is 7 hours and 28 minutes. I was pretty much listening to this as often as I could thought the day. I've listened to it about 2-3 times now before writing the review. The novel is left happily resolved but I am quite certain that there will be a sequel!
There is swearing thought the novel, in addition to some violent descriptions/concepts. I would recommend this book for adults and potentially mature older teenagers. Additionally there is some advanced vocabulary that younger readers may not understand - such are morose.
I received this novel via audible for testing in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have provided based on listening to the novel multiple times
15 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Shanna Tidwell on 05-20-16
This book reminds me of the giver and the 100 with originality thrown in as well. I hope that this comparison does not give anything away. The story starts with three words. That's the only thing in the story they could make anyone turn away. This is the main characters way to rebel.
He is 23 years old but in his society that age is more like a 16-year-old.
While I believe the story could be enjoyed by all ages I think the target audience is 16 to 25. Being a gamer couldn't hurt either.
I do plan to continue reading the rest of the series.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful