Scythe : Arc of a Scythe

  • by Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by Greg Tremblay
  • Series: Arc of a Scythe
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times best-selling Unwind Dystology series.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

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What made the experience of listening to Scythe the most enjoyable?

Every road trip, I seek out an audiobook that can please all 3 of my kids (now 12 [girl], 13 & 15 [boys]). Let's just say I've been striking out the last few years. This time was different. After each chapter, all three were asking for more. And on a typical road trip that is balanced between listening to a book, playing car games, resting, and watching movies, this time was all Scythe! My 15-year-old son, who no longer wished to read for enjoyment, said that 1. he wants to "read" it again, and 2. he wants this to be turned into a film. Listening to this book was truly the highlight of our road trip!


What did you like best about this story?

It felt like a combination between The Giver and The Hunger Games.


What about Greg Tremblay’s performance did you like?

His voices were seamless and spot on!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Scythe- kill with conscience.


Any additional comments?

We are hoping the next installment in the trilogy comes out before our next road trip!

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- Lila Reading

Well Written Novel

Loved it however I was not satisfied as much with the ending as I wanted to be, maybe that was the point. Looking foward to the sequel.
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- Gabriel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios