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The Darkest Minds

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Amy McFadden

13 Hours 59 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

April 2013

Audio Book Summary

Book one in the blockbuster Darkest Minds series—now with key art from the major motion picture that's hitting theaters August 2018!

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government 'rehabilitation camp.' She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

But when the truth about Ruby's abilities-the truth she's hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities-comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them-East River-they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they've dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

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  • C.J. Ratliff

    Love this! Can't stop listening to it. Great find. She narrated it amazingly. Changing her voice ever so slightly to show the change of character. Again Great Find!

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  • Anonymous

    Fantastic book!

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  • Elizabeth H.

    Enjoyed this way more than I would. I was undecided for a long time but really glad i listened

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  • Ken B.

    the narrator keep me listening to her,but the book was a little young for me. if you like to Divergent series this would be a good book

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  • Angela T.

    Loved the story and narrator.

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  • Scarlett B.

    I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t wait for the next one and bought the movie!

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  • Tabetha H.

    I liked this book well written and good content.

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  • Heather B

    The pacing of the story is great and all of the characters are constructed really well. I appreciated how the foreshadowing was handled, making the story believable in ways that doesn't always happen in YA fiction. It's a complete story that starts a trilogy... you can be satisfied with reading only this book if you're not into trilogies, which makes me happy as a reader. I do want to read more of this, unlike the maze runner series, because the writer is amazing.

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  • Mayda Gonzalez

    Awesome story, couldn\'t stop till the end! The story line and characters were rich and relatable, hope the next one comes soon!

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  • Sandra A.

    A good way to reread this book before the movie comes out next month!

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