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

Rivetting YA story.

What did you love best about The Compound?

The intricacies of the compound itself.

What other book might you compare The Compound to and why?

Any book where the main character has to overcome themselves to save everyone else.

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

I haven't before.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The author's language for the little children is unbelievable. They don't speak like that at that age.

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- Emily

Book Details

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