Incarceron by Catherine Fisher audiobook

Incarceron

By Catherine Fisher
Read by Kim Mai Guest

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The Incarceron Series: Book 1

11.61 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780307707086

Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.             Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.              Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.              Because Incarceron is alive.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2011 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature

Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.
           
Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia. 
           
Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know. 
           
Because Incarceron is alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fisher’s dystopic future, in which technology and decay coexist in a dazzling kaleidoscope of images and time periods, is brilliantly realized… Elegant, gritty, often surprising. The Horn Book
Fisher’s characters are emotionally resonant, flawed, determined, and plagued by metaphysical questions... With some well-timed shocking twists and a killer ending, this is a must have. Booklist
Fisher scores a resounding success in this beautifully imagined science fantasy. Publishers Weekly
By delving into the philosophy of imprisonment and the development of society; discussing how history informs the present; and exploring self-awareness and sentience in nonhuman characters, Incarceron becomes something of a tour de force. School Library Journal
An imaginative adventure unlike any other. There's a dark sophistication to it that sets it apart and makes it a delicious read. Deseret News
A far-future thriller combines riveting adventure and masterful world-building with profound undertones… Like the finest chocolate, a rich confection of darkness, subtlety and depth, bittersweet and absolutely satisfying. Kirkus Reviews
TOP PICK! Readers will be left anxiously awaiting a sequel. Romantic Times
Fisher creates a world of danger and suspense that will keep readers ensnared. BookPage “Fisher scores a resounding success in this beautifully imagined science fantasy… Complex and inventive with numerous and rewarding mysteries.
“Fisher scores a resounding success in this beautifully imagined science fantasy…Complex and inventive with numerous and rewarding mysteries.” San Francisco Examiner
“Fisher scores a resounding success in this beautifully imagined science fantasy.” Publishers Weekly
“By delving into the philosophy of imprisonment and the development of society; discussing how history informs the present; and exploring self-awareness and sentience in nonhuman characters, Incarceron becomes something of a tour de force.” School Library Journal
“A far-future thriller combines riveting adventure and masterful world-building with profound undertones…Like the finest chocolate, a rich confection of darkness, subtlety and depth, bittersweet and absolutely satisfying.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fisher’s characters are emotionally resonant, flawed, determined, and plagued by metaphysical questions…With some well-timed shocking twists and a killer ending, this is a must have.” Booklist
“Fisher creates a world of danger and suspense that will keep readers ensnared.” BookPage
“Fisher’s dystopic future, in which technology and decay coexist in a dazzling kaleidoscope of images and time periods, is brilliantly realized…Elegant, gritty, often surprising.” Horn Book

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Author

Author Bio: Catherine Fisher

Author Bio: Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of Incarceron. She is “one of today’s best fantasy writers,” according to the London Independent. An acclaimed novelist and poet, she has written many fantasy books for young people, including The Oracle Prophecy series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.61
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English