Specials : Uglies

  • by Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by Emily Tremaine
  • Series: Uglies
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary. And now, in the third book in the series, Tally's been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out - until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way,Tally's world will never be the same.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Specials to be better than the print version?

Before I bought the audiobook I read the whole series back when they were first published. I seem to recall throwing the book a few times in moments of frustration--can't do that to an audiobook. Unfair question though as I almost always prefer audiobooks to their printed siblings.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Fausto! I've always had a soft spot for Fausto even though he was never anything more then a main-minor character. I think that he "got it" more then most. He seemed to always be on the up and up even though nobody directly included him. I loved his awareness, determination, and independence.


Have you listened to any of Emily Tremaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to her read the other books in the series. The reading is consistant from one book to the next if a little disconnected and flat.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself becoming frustrated with the characters sometimes as they just 'didn't get it' yet. I also found myself worried for them.


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- KWolfie "What doesn't kill me ... Gives me XP."

Not a "special" end to this trilogy

This installment with Tally as an obnoxious and totally annoying character...well, it's never a good sign when you wish the main character would just die already. It's especially disheartening when you were rooting for her in the first 2 books, which were enjoyable.

Further, the overuse of the words "special," "icy," "Tallywa," etc. made for a grating listening experience--that along with endless hoverboard descriptions and descriptions of people cutting themselves to "get icy."
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- NMwritergal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio