Feed by M. T. Anderson audiobook

Feed

By M. T. Anderson
Read by David Aaron Baker , John Beach , Tara Sands , and Anne Twomey

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5.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780807216552

"This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture." —Publishers Weekly(starred review) For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.

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Summary

Summary

A 2004 Audie Award Finalist

A 2002 National Book Award Finalist

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction

A 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

A 2003 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture." —Publishers Weekly(starred review) For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Anderson’s book is written to be read aloud. Titus’s stream of words and the rhythm of the ‘teenspeak’ are read to perfection by actor David Baker. The intermittent feed commercials give listeners a taste of this society and help them understand the media attack the teens here are forced to endure. Baker's presentation will make this satiric cautionary tale very real for listeners.” School Library Journal
“What really puts the teeth in the bite…is Anderson’s brilliant satiric vision in the seamless creation of this imagined but believable world. The writing is relentlessly funny, clever in its observations and characters.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate-and media-dominated culture.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“M. T. Anderson has created the perfect device for an ingenious satire of corporate America and our present-day value system…Like those in a funhouse mirror, the reflections the novel shows us may be ugly and distorted, but they are undeniably ourselves.” Horn Book (starred review)
“The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today’s readers—satire at its finest.” Krikus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

Author Bio: M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson is the critically acclaimed author of many picture books and novels, including Feed, which was a National Book Award finalist, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing,,Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party, which won a National Book Award and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.02
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English