I Am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff audiobook

I Am the Weapon

By Allen Zadoff
Read by John Salwin

Hachette Book Group

The Unknown Assassin Series: Book 1

7.35 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $34.98

    ISBN: 9781478952169

Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one that few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn’t stay long—just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When his own parents died of not-so-natural causes, Boy Nobody, at the age of eleven, found himself under the control of the Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counterespionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things—like a real home, his parents back—a boy who wants out. And he who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage the Program’s next mission.

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Summary

Summary

Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one that few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school, in a new town, under a new name, makes few friends and doesn’t stay long—just long enough for someone in his new friend’s family to die of “natural causes.” Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, and moves on to the next target. When his own parents died of not-so-natural causes, Boy Nobody, at the age of eleven, found himself under the control of the Program, a shadowy government organization that uses brainwashed kids as counterespionage operatives. But somewhere, deep inside Boy Nobody, is somebody: the boy he once was, the boy who wants normal things—like a real home, his parents back—a boy who wants out. And he who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage the Program’s next mission.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Zadoff switches gears and shines in this violent, entertaining twist on the teen spy novel…The blunt and hard-edged narration and twists will keep readers riveted.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fans of fast-paced action novels should love this first installment in the [Unknown Assassin] series.” VOYA (starred review)
“[A] fast-paced plot and…surprisingly sympathetic protagonist…[I Am the Weapon] is an auspicious first volume in a promised new series of action-adventure thrillers that will keep readers clamoring for more.” Booklist
“With short, action-filled chapters, this is a good choice for reluctant readers. It reads much like popular adult thrillers and will certainly find its way into the hands of guys, but also holds appeal for any suspense-novel fan. Unresolved mysteries and an open-ended conclusion make this a promising start to an exciting new series.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Allen Zadoff

Author Bio: Allen Zadoff

Allen Zadoff is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have, winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training. His training as a super spy, however, has yet to be verified. 

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English