The Living : The Living

  • by Matt de la Pena
  • Narrated by Henry Leyva
  • Series: The Living
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner - how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two...there’s always going to be a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He’ll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom with the bills.
But then an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California, and Shy’s life is changed forever. The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive - and stuck with her.
She’s blond and she’s rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she’d be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.
And Shy hasn’t even faced the worst yet.


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Customer Reviews

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YA Dystopia Cruise Line

Yet another young adult novel about the impending apocalypse. Stranded in the ocean is a new twist, but beware the same tired format: boy loves girl out of his league while she loves someone else; other consolation girl loves boy. Entertainment Weekly compared characters' composition to those created by John Green. I say, not even close. Save your credit on this one and if you like YA and haven't discovered John Green or Stephen Chbosky, check them out instead.
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- FanB14

Thrilling story!

My daughter listened to this first after Matt De La Pena spoke at her school. She's bugged me to read it and now I know why she loved it. Wonderful believable characters woven into a rich and exciting tale. The narrator for this book does a great job of illustrating each character through his voice.
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- Michelle H.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio