The Test by Sylvain Neuvel audiobook

The Test

By Sylvain Neuvel
Read by Neil Shah

Unabridged

Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781982527846

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    ISBN: 9781982527853

Runtime: 2.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test

Britain, the not-too-distant future.
Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.
He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.
When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.

How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Providing memorable, distinct, and believable voices for every character, narrator Neil Shah creates the atmosphere of the live stage for this chilling dystopian story…Shah is especially adept at handling the philosophical repartee between the mystified refugee and his ruthless tormentor, who demands that he make impossible choices….Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A timely novella with a powerful thematic punch…Powered by a relentless sense of tension and an undertone of psychological horror throughout, readers will find themselves living vicariously through Jalil and struggling with every gut-wrenching decision…Thought-provoking and disturbing. A cautionary tale illuminated with dark enlightenment.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With an intriguing plot, alternating viewpoints, and unexpected turns, Neuvel tells a fast-paced story full of action and takes a hard look into the human psyche.” Library Journal
“Told in alternating chapters that differ in style, tone, and even font, this novella packs the punch of a much larger novel when the exam becomes a life-and-death hostage situation. A timely and thought-provoking story for book-discussion groups and fans of speculative fiction.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Sylvain Neuvel

Author Bio: Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age fifteen. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, taught in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator. Neuvel is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He lives in Montreal.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English