Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch audiobook

Black River Falls: A Novel

By Jeff Hirsch
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780544390997
8.08 Hours Unabridged
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Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. Choosing to remain in the quarantined zone, he cares for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble. A thrilling, fast-paced work of speculative fiction for teens from a bestselling author, Black River Falls is an unforgettable story about survival, identity, and family.

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Summary

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. Choosing to remain in the quarantined zone, he cares for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble.

A thrilling, fast-paced work of speculative fiction for teens from a bestselling author, Black River Falls is an unforgettable story about survival, identity, and family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both a gripping, suspenseful thriller and a poignant meditation on memory and attachment.” Eliot Schrefer, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author
“Who are you if you don’t have your memories? With incredible characters and fascinating twists, Black River Falls is a powerful story you won’t be able to forget.” Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author
“Jeff Hirsch’s Black River Falls is fabulous! Fresh. Original. And dare I say memorable? I could not put it down!” Roland Smith, New York Times bestselling author
“In this fast-paced novel, Hirsch has created a terrifying reality that explores identity, memory, morality, and what it means to be a family…Through strong characters and thoughtful plotting, Hirsch shows that memory helps define who we are but isn’t the sole component of what makes us human.” Publishers Weekly
“Hirsch allows the backstory to unfold slowly, salting clues as to Card’s family and his former relationship with Greer. But he also interjects a sweet love story and tricky ethical and moral decisions throughout this thought-provoking novel of family and survival—and superhero comics.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Odin 11/30/2019
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This a book that turns out to be a surprise. It’s about a zombie-like effect of people, but without the flesh-eating horror story that is so common today. With its memory erasing plot point, the story unfolds more as a bittersweet tale than a blood and guts novel to satisfy only the rack-job purveyors of pulp fiction. In fact, this has literary qualities that truly makes it memorable. Recommended.

Author

Author Bio: Jeff Hirsch

Author Bio: Jeff Hirsch

Jeff Hirsch graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in dramatic writing, and is the USA Today bestselling author of The Eleventh Plague and Magisterium. He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.08
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English