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Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.
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By Jane Yates on 04-28-15
Sci-fi teenage fiction narrated beautifully
If you could sum up After Eden in three words, what would they be?
Helen Douglas first book is a triumph.
What did you like best about this story?
After Eden is a young teen Sci-fi novel set in a modern time frame in Cornwall UK. The main character Eden is a normal run of the mill teenage girl who suffers the same teenage angst as the majority of girls so is easy to relate to.
One day a drop dead gorgeous new boy called Ryan Westland sets hearts a flutter at her school. He seems interested in Eden, and they slowly become friends. However Eden raises suspicion about Ryan, as he seems to have gaps in his knowledge about everyday things such as food and important events in history.
This story has an interesting plot and an element of time travel all set in a teenage setting. I really liked the character Conner, he was besotted with Eden, and although you could tell by the way he was written that he was a good guy, the little bursts of evilness that came from him were a delight to read.
What about Anna Parker-Naples’s performance did you like?
Anna Parker-Naples is my favourite narrator, and her interpretation of the text is simply stunning. She has a vast range of characters voices, and she seems able to pull a new one out a hat in a masterful way.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The story takes you through a range of emotions from excitement to fear and keeps you on the edge of your seat as its s interesting. It is also full of some interesting facts about space and the solar system.
Any additional comments?
A really satisfying ending and a toughly good listen. I would highly recommend it. Anna performance is pure class and very entertaining.