The Girl With All the Gifts

By M. R. Carey
Read by Finty Williams

13.07 Hours 06/10/2014 unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The USA Today bestseller Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Paranormal Narration

A BookRiot Pick of 50 of the Best Thriller Audiobooks

One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Audible Editors Top Pick of Road Trip Audiobooks

Shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award

A USA Today bestseller

A BookRiot Pick of Best Abnormal Paranormal Books

An Indie Next List selection

The USA Today bestseller
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go. John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
An instant favorite. Boing Boing
Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel. Joss Whedon
If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing. Martina Cole
...a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one. io9.com
One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon. Kirkus
Unique and terrifying. Booklist
Original, thrilling and powerful. The Guardian
“Narrator Finty Williams wisely sidesteps the sensationalistic tone that would be easy to bring to this novel…[and] makes it clear that Melanie is a child, full of wonder and curiosity…This zombie story is about self-discovery and finding humanity in unexpected places. And Williams’ performance is pitch-perfect. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Original, thrilling, and powerful.” Guardian (London)
“Astute readers will pick up on the truth of Melanie’s situation very early on, but that doesn’t make the portrait Carey sketches in the first section of this fine, vivid novel any less skillfully drawn…In less capable hands, this could have been a stock story with stock types, but the people here, and their relationships, are so compelling that they elevate the story into something worth caring about.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Unique and terrifying.” Booklist
“One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon.” Kirkus Reviews
“[Carey] builds well-constructed characters—particularly Melanie, one of the zombified children…Action sequences are also well constructed, and the book will appeal to fans of zombie fiction.” Publishers Weekly
“Like Max Brooks did with World War Z, Carey turns the zombie genre on its head. While the setting is a stark dystopian future teeming with undead, this moving story’s real focus is the relationships and growth of the characters, not who or what they are.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: M. R. Carey

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel’s flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times’ graphic-fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 13.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English