The Unwanteds

Written by:
Lisa McMann
Narrated by:
Simon Jones

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2011
8 hours 0 minutes
A riveting middlegrade dystopian novel from New York Times bestselling Wake author Lisa McMann that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.

Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the 'death farm' there is instead a place called Artime.

In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation.

But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
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Leann P.

This is a great book! We read it as a family and if you like Harry Potter settle in and get ready for an exciting journey! We read the whole series in two weeks because we could not get enough! (Kid’s ages 6 and 11).

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Leigh R

All in all it was great. I enjoyed it. However, I wasn't expecting a British narrator (although he was terrific). I wasn't under the impression that the series was British. Sorry I wasn't prepared so to speak, to hear Alex and Co. with that accent.

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Avery S.

Not interesting the narrator sucks so so much

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