• by K. J. McPike
  • Narrated by Natalie Hoyt
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first time it happened, Lali Yavari told herself it was just a dream. But when she starts flashing between realities during the day and seeing people disappear before her very eyes, she can't deny that something is happening to her - something she's sure is linked to her mother's disappearance.
Then the unsettling Kai Awana shows up at school, and Lali discovers she has inherited her mother's ability to astral project - with a surprising twist. Not only that, but Kai needs her help to get to a world she never knew existed. In exchange, Kai promises to help Lali find her mom using his own unique ability.
Now Lali must learn to control her budding power if she ever hopes to see her mother again. She's not sure she can trust Kai, but with her mother's life hanging in the balance, will she have a choice?


What the Critics Say

"Debut author McPike crosses large family dynamics with tightly conceived superpowers to maximum effect. McPike succeeds in telling an emotionally jagged tale while setting up the rest of the series.... An intriguing story driven equally by plot, characters, and angst." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Amazing Story

Would you listen to XODUS again? Why?

No, I don't listen/read a book more than once.

What did you like best about this story?

How the siblings banned together when they discovered their powers and the way Lali worked with Kai once she learned the truth.

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

I'm not sure.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Disappearance: The Truth

Any additional comments?

I look forward to following this series.
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- Lisa Harris "I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book."

XODUS- Audiobook Version

XODUS is not the type of book I would normally be interested in, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. From the start of the story, I could tell the main characters were well thought out and developed. The book lives more in the fantasy realm than hard sci/fi, being set in current times and having a unique take on astral projection and astral energy.

The plotting is tight, the dialog is snappy, and the story moves along at a brisk pace. The world that McPike has imagined has been carefully crafted, with unexpected twists and turns throughout. While young adult in nature, teenage angst is kept to a tolerable level, thankfully.

The writing and flow of the story is one of the better examples in the sci/fi-fantasy category.

Natalie Hoyt does an expert reading of the novel, giving the characters depth and uniqueness.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Terracotta Rose Publishing in association with Fuzzy Hedgehog Press