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Publisher's Summary

On the planet Anastasia, turning 18 has a price.  
Eron has no choice. As his time approaches, he’s thrust into the horrific institution known as the Selection. It’s life or death and anything goes in this brutal ritual only for the boys. 
If Eron makes it out, he’s promised a good life. If not, he’ll be dead or become a Forgotten. 
Once in the Selection, Eron discovers that his beautiful home masks a dangerous world where the Forgotten roam, and survival may cost a life. 
©2017 Jason J. Nugent (P)2017 Jason J. Nugent
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 02-22-18

Good Ride for all ages

If you could sum up The Selection in three words, what would they be?


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Selection?

The ending is a set up for the sequel.

What does Paul Jenkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

More nuance to the story and characters, he is a gifted Narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

I asked to receive this book and this review is being given on my own.I would be glad to buy
other books from this Narrator and Author.

Try the book you will enjoy it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marc Garvin on 05-10-18

Overall, it was a good story.

I feel like this story was inspired by a few things.
I explained it to my friend as being a basic premise similar to the Hunger Games meets Harry and the Hendersons (but not campy) trapped in the movie Lost Boys.
It was interesting. I was kept entertained and the story had some interesting twists.
It was narrated well and written decently. There were a couple moments in the writing that threw me off momentarily, but it quickly righted itself.

all in all a good listen. If I get a chance I will probably listen to the second book in the series.

I was given a copy of this book in audiobook form in exchange for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By C. Rowlands on 03-24-18

Decent start to a series

This book is a slightly odd mix for me, you have that well-worn plot device of a deadly game or coming of age trial, but it is done pretty well overall with the author managing to avoid some of the worst clichés of that type of plot.

The world-building is good overall, but quite a lot of that may not be relevant to subsequent books as it related directly to the selection and it's setting, which is completed by the end of this first book. The characters are fairly well-realised on the whole, but the main character didn't grab me as much as he could have done, I was interested in what happened to him rather than fully caring what happened to him.

The narrator mostly did a good job with the book, his narration had a clear and pleasant tone to it, but could have maybe made some of the main characters a bit more distinctive as that would have probably helped me connect better with the book.

Overall, I did enjoy this book, however it was merely a good setup for an ongoing series and a good standalone book rather than really excelling in either aspect, I think it is one that could grow on me if I enjoy the subsequent books in the series.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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