• by Pete Hautman
  • Narrated by Andy Paris
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the National Book Award, Pete Hautman pens a futuristic satire brimming with wry humor and honored by a Booklist starred review. Welcome to the United Safer States of America in 2076! Here, prisoners perform all manual labor. And the country is finally safe. Sixteen-year-old Bo ignores governmental protective devices capturing every action and word. He endures the avalanche of safety regulations. But when he’s accused of spreading a rash at school, anger and jealousy threaten to override his daily dose of calming Levulor and earn him a "job" in the Canadian tundra.


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Good book, slow reader

This is a good story; sad part is, I could see this happening eventually. The reader was a little slow at times, leaving long pauses in between sentences.
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- Skyler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books