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The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
The Unwanteds
Title
The Unwanteds
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McMann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic
Member of
Storyline
Audio
Review
  • Narrator Simon Jones expertly takes on the world of Quill, in which teenagers are classified as "Wanted" or "Unwanted" and expected to refrain from showing any emotion or creativity. Jones's deliberate pacing builds tension as twin brothers Alex (Unwanted) and Aaron (Wanted) await the yearly "elimination" of the Unwanteds. Jones's characterizations--from the scared, conflicted Alex and the cold, confident Aaron to the various members of this secret magical world--are a big part of the mesmerizing effect of this story. His skilled storytelling ability makes each twist and turn compelling as the brothers find themselves in a battle--in which they must fight each other. E.A.B. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
  • Gr 5 – 8 — In the land of Quill, those who are "Wanted" blindly accept conformity and edicts that forbid creative activities. Other Quillans are consigned to be "Necessaries," individuals relegated to a lifetime of manual labor. The artistic, imaginative "Unwanteds" are slated for elimination during the annual purge of 13-year-olds, including Alex, whose twin brother Aaron is elevated to Wanted status during the same event. The Unwanteds are shackled and delivered to the Death Farm. Although their fate initially appears exceedingly grim, an amazing transformation occurs after the Quillan officials depart. The Death Farm is magically converted into a fantastical land called Artimé, complete with hybrid talking animals, animated objects, and a benevolent mage. In this exotic land, the Unwanteds discover that creative talents are highly valued and nurtured to become a source of special powers. The only problem is that Artimé will be destroyed if its existence is discovered, and there are those who can't resist attempting contact with Quill. Slow-paced initially, the action accelerates as the story unfolds. Alex and his Unwanted friends are sympathetic characters and the fanciful creatures of Artimé add whimsy. Simon Jones's masterful narration of Lisa McMann's novel (Aladdin, 2011) enhances the visualization of the tale, and his variety of distinctive British voices brings alive the personality of each character. For libraries needing additional light dystopian fantasies for the middle grades.—Rebecca James, Currey Ingram Academy, Brentwood, TN --Rebecca James (Reviewed February 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 14, p71)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10067066
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMann, Lisa
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
  • 880L
  • 10 years and up
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Simon Jones
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jones, Simon
  • Recorded Books, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Unwanteds
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability
  • Magic
  • Brothers
  • Twins
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With tracks every 3-6 minutes for easy book marking."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781461818946
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C6301
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Unwanteds, Lisa McMann, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Note
"With tracks every 3-6 minutes for easy book marking."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781461818946
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C6301
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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