The Compound

  • by S. A. Bodeen
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Dad asked me if I wanted to see more of the Compound. I didn't. We would have to wait fifteen years before it would be safe to go outside. Which left more than enough time to see the rest of the Compound."Our new world. A world I would soon hate."Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out.He won't let them.


What the Critics Say

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive." (Kirkus Reviews)
"The audience will feel the pressure closing in on them as they, like the characters, race through hairpin turns in the plot toward a breathless climax." (Publishers Weekly)

2008 Parents' Choice Recommended


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Full of suspense

I rarely find myself rushing back to a book, but this one was short enough that I could get through it in two days commuting to work. I found myself getting out the door just a little bit faster this morning so I could finish it, but had to sneak in the ending at work!

I enjoyed this as an adult, but it would be good for teens as well. The main character is intriguing and leads the listener through a well told story.

5 stars for the story, 4 stars for the narration as it was a bit dead-pan.

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- Elise

It kept me up all night - couldn't stop listening!

I'm always looking for a book that will keep me up all night, something that I devour, and can't stop listening to.

I probably should have picked a night that I wasn't incredibly sleep deprived to start this one. A friend recommended it to me, and since I was having trouble picking out a book, I just got it and started listening.


The pacing is perfect. Never a dull moment, even when nothing super crazy is happening. The twists and turns were predictable at some points, and not at all in others. Absolutely worth a listen!
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- Chloe Noire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio