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Specials Audiobook

Specials: Uglies, Book 3

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"Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary. And now, in the third book in the series, Tally's been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out - until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way,Tally's world will never be the same.

©2008 Scott Westerfeld (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • KWolfie
    27/02/16
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    "Favorite of the Bunch"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Specials to be better than the print version?

    Before I bought the audiobook I read the whole series back when they were first published. I seem to recall throwing the book a few times in moments of frustration--can't do that to an audiobook. Unfair question though as I almost always prefer audiobooks to their printed siblings.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fausto! I've always had a soft spot for Fausto even though he was never anything more then a main-minor character. I think that he "got it" more then most. He seemed to always be on the up and up even though nobody directly included him. I loved his awareness, determination, and independence.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Tremaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to her read the other books in the series. The reading is consistant from one book to the next if a little disconnected and flat.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found myself becoming frustrated with the characters sometimes as they just 'didn't get it' yet. I also found myself worried for them.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Khristy
    18/10/16
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    "Great book"

    The best book of the entire series!!! Love it. I haven't started extras yet but I feel like the ending of the 3rd book was the end as though there shouldn't be another. I'm kinda shocked by the way this book ended that there's another waiting I expected more of a cliff hanger like the previous books. But the more the merrier

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NMwritergal
    Albuquerque, NM
    11/09/16
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    "Not a "special" end to this trilogy"

    This installment with Tally as an obnoxious and totally annoying character...well, it's never a good sign when you wish the main character would just die already. It's especially disheartening when you were rooting for her in the first 2 books, which were enjoyable.

    Further, the overuse of the words "special," "icy," "Tallywa," etc. made for a grating listening experience--that along with endless hoverboard descriptions and descriptions of people cutting themselves to "get icy."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LaKisha LeCompte
    15/12/15
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    "Not as engaging as "Uglies" or "Pretties"."

    This series was recommended to me by a student and and it is a wonderful reflection upon identity, anarchy, and socialism. "Specials" is not as engaging do to pacing problems and less detail with regards to how things (future tech) works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cody doss
    8/09/16
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    "couldn't stop"

    I couldn't stop listening. this series is a riveting one. I am so pleased with this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ChrisD
    13/08/16
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    "Cutting? Not cool!!"

    Didn't like how they talked about cutting themselves to help them think clearly. Not great for teens to read. Story line was ok, but didn't keep me wanting to finish the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sasha
    4/05/16
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    "Amazing"

    I loved this book. The best of the series by far. Amazing reminds me to be icy in life even if it's not some fantasy place

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie Huamani
    26/04/16
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    "Best Series yet!"

    I loved the character growth Tally goes through every book. I read this back in high school and now that I don't have much time to read because of work and college I love listening to this series over again doing my daily errands. Can't wait to start the last book of this series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    15/03/16
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    "Just OK"

    I feel the first book was great, but with books 2 & 3, I felt I was hearing the same story in a different way.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    9/02/16
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    "Loved it!"

    The series got off to a slow start for me trying to grasp the concept of some of the content but by the time I got to this book I couldn't put it down!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jo
    16/01/16
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    "As good as the rest!"

    It's hard to write a series and make all the books equally good but some how Westerfeld has done it!
    Like with the other books in the series it took me 3 or 4 chapters to get in to, but after he got going I was hooked!
    This book was my first experience with Audible, and I loved it! The one downside was I felt the narrator sounded a bit like Siri, but again after a few chapters I got over that.

    A great book/series for older teens, especially if you loved Hunger Games.

    If you're looking for similar titles, I'd recommend, The Hunger Games, Gone by Michael Grant (I think that's the author's name), The Maze Runner books (forgotten the author!) and Divergent by Veronica Roth (I found the main character frustrating, but I couldn't put the books down!)

    A great book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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