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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KIN (Text) 33500013135918 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK KIN (Text) 33500013135926 Main Checked out 02/26/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library BOOK-ON-CD KIN (Text) 35500005627219 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781508279068
  • ISBN: 1508279063
  • Physical Description: 16 audio discs (19 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Santino Fontana.
Summary, etc.:
In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, telekinesis, and telepathy, who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, 'like the roach motel,' Kalisha says. 'You check in, but you don't check out.' In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    King's gripping adventure/survival tale is ably served by Fontana's reading. While characters vary widely in age and regional dialects, he voices each distinctly. Twelve-year-old Luke is kidnapped to The Institute, isolated in the Maine wilderness, where kids as young as ten are being tested for paranormal potential in telekinesis and telepathy. They may never be seen again following brutal training and punishments, or conform and graduate from Front Half for development to Back Half. Fontana easily depicts the characters, some naïve; some venal, with suitably deeper voices suggesting hidden agendas; and some with varying depths of Southern accents. Boys range credibly from terrified to seemingly cavalier under the thumb of sinister Mrs. Sigsby, Director and villain, a ruthless ‘zealot,' her artifice so convincingly conveyed that listeners may wince. Orphan Annie, a small-town, homeless pseudo-psychic, is among the more engaging characters with her quasi-hillbilly speech and whip-smart capabilities a pleasure to hear. King's authorship will doubtless attract many. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    King's gripping adventure/survival tale is ably served by Fontana's reading. While characters vary widely in age and regional dialects, he voices each distinctly. Twelve-year-old Luke is kidnapped to The Institute, isolated in the Maine wilderness, where kids as young as ten are being tested for paranormal potential in telekinesis and telepathy. They may never be seen again following brutal training and punishments, or conform and graduate from Front Half for development to Back Half. Fontana easily depicts the characters, some naïve; some venal, with suitably deeper voices suggesting hidden agendas; and some with varying depths of Southern accents. Boys range credibly from terrified to seemingly cavalier under the thumb of sinister Mrs. Sigsby, Director and villain, a ruthless ‘zealot,' her artifice so convincingly conveyed that listeners may wince. Orphan Annie, a small-town, homeless pseudo-psychic, is among the more engaging characters with her quasi-hillbilly speech and whip-smart capabilities a pleasure to hear. King's authorship will doubtless attract many. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Paranormal fiction.
Telepathy > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Science fiction.
Audiobooks.
Paranormal fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Horror fiction.
Horror fiction.

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