The Pledge : The Pledge

  • by Kimberly Derting
  • Narrated by Casey Holloway
  • Series: The Pledge
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place - looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution.
Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she's never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


It was ok, more like three and a half stars than four. Didn't realize it was going to be a trilogy... probably would not have started it. The ending was good enough that if I don't get back around to the next two I won't be wondering what happened to who or what or whatever. I think I will check reviews before deciding whether to continue on or not.
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- Amazon Customer

A Good Dystopian Read

What did you love best about The Pledge?

The authors large vocabulary.

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

The Selection. Mostly because of its plot. It takes place in a kingdom that has a caste system.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked every scene that involved the baby sister. The author and reader made the little girl seem cute and adoring.

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

Not at first, but eventually yes.

Any additional comments?

I was reluctant to buy this audio book because its seemed kind of far out. It actually wasn't. It was very enjoyable after the first 30 minutes. The first half hour was confusing and boring. I had to re listen to it about 5 times just to understand what was going on. After the rough start, the book blossomed into a wonderful book.

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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios