Legend by Marie Lu audiobook

Legend

By Marie Lu
Read by Mariel Stern and Steven Kaplan

The Legend Series: Book 1

7.82 Hours 11/29/2011 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A New York Times bestseller! What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Selected for the Winter 2012 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens

Nominated as a 2012 ALA Top Book for Teens

A 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

A New York Times bestseller!

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.” New York Times
“A fast-paced blend of action and science fiction (with only a hint of potential romance) means that this one will likely appeal to male and female readers alike. Debut author Lu has managed a great feat—emulating a highly successful young adult series while staying true to her own voice. Legend will give Hunger Games fans something worthwhile to read.” VOYA (starred review)
“Fine writing and excellent execution. Sequel, please!” Entertainment Weekly
“An action-packed love story full of inventive details.” Los Angeles Times
“A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Lu’s debut is a stunner…[It] raises hopes high for the sequels to come.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Don't miss the highly-anticipated sequel, PRODIGY!
A compelling dystopic world, with diverse characters, high tension and political intrigue. [If] you liked the Hunger Games, you'll love this.” 
FROM KAMI GARCIA, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures trilogy
Featured on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S MUST-LIST!
A romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems—Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.”
FROM SARAH REES BRENNAN, author of The Demon Lexicon trilogy
STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
STARRED REVIEW from SHELF AWARENESS:
Stunning follow-up to Legend . . . The thrilling action and futuristic settings are sure to please fans of Divergent.”
— Marie Lu
Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend…taut and insightful.”
This book stands out . . .”
From THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS:
. . . clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken . . .”
Marie Lu has beaten the curse with Prodigy. . . it has all the chivalry of Robin Hood and all the shine and grime of Blade Runner . . . The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh . . . Lu proves that a Book 2 needn't play second fiddle, providing intrigue and deep pleasure all its own.”
[D]elicious details keep pages turning . . . you’ve got the makings for a potent sequel.”
From USA TODAY:
Marie Lu’s dystopian novel is a ‘Legend’ in the making.”
From THE LOS ANGELES TIMES:
Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”
From THE NEW YORK TIMES:
From ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:
Fine writing and excellent execution. Sequel, please!”
an action-packed love story full of inventive details.”
STARRED REVIEW from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
STARRED REVIEW from VOYA:
A fast-paced blend of action and science fiction (with only a hint of potential romance) means that this one will likely appeal to male and female readers alike.  Debut author Lu has managed a great feat—emulating a highly successful young adult series while staying true to her own voice. Legend will give Hunger Games fans something worthwhile to read.”
STARRED REVIEW from BOOKLIST:
A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes.”
Lu’s debut is a stunner. . . raises hopes high for the sequels to come. ”
STARRED REVIEW from KIRKUS REVIEWS:
STARRED REVIEW from LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION:

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.82
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English