The rising

by Graham, Heather,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD GRAHAM Heather
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD GRAHAM Heather Unabridged
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From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising.

Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.

Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career.

When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him.

Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.

" Luke] Daniels has such an amazing repertoire of voices that he gives each character--human or cyborg--unique nuances and makes the story exciting and easy to follow. Listeners will be drawn into a sci-fi mystery so believable they'll smell the terrifying whiff of oil that identifies the aliens and their minions." - AudioFile

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Yes, this genre-blender has elements of a suspense thriller, but, at its core, the novel is 1950s-style science fiction, like Robert Heinlein used to write, with a teenage hero, a girl buddy, and futuristic weapons, this time plasma rifles. Alex Chin is a high-school footballer with a bright future until he's slammed during a game. Hospital tests cause the machinery to explode and the doctor to mutter, the scan showed a shadow. Alex and girl-pal Sam begin an inquiry while on the run and, with the help of a large cast, learn that Alex was transported here from another planet; the aliens are growing us for food. But Alex is a child of the good element, with knowledge to thwart the food scheme the shadow in his head and he and Sam must battle the evil aliens while trying to save the world. Heinlein knew how to drive a narrative line through the fantastic stuff; Graham and Land try to do the same thing, but they sometimes allow the premise to slow things down. Still, this is a treat for fans of retro genre mash-ups.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Alex Chin, the hero of this ambitious, technology-centered SF thriller from bestseller Graham (The Unseen) and Land (Strong Cold Dead), has enjoyed an outstanding football career at San Francisco's St. Ignatius College Prep, until he's knocked out on the playing field during a game. Thereafter Alex finds himself battling a clandestine group that includes a vicious homicidal general, androids posing as cops, and a shadowy figure known as ash man. Fortunately, Samantha "Sam" Dixon, a brilliant fellow high school student with a crush on Alex, fights by his side. To ensure the world's survival, Alex must discover the secret of his origin, which his devoted, loving parents have kept from him, and unearth a vital piece of information, which he's unaware is already in his possession. Alex's perilous journey to solve these puzzles while trying to avoid those bent on destroying him can seem interminable at times, but his developing relationship with Sam will keep readers emotionally invested. Agents: Lucy Childs, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency (Graham); Natalia Aponte, Natalia Aponte Literary Agency (Land). (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Fiction.
Adopted children -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher [New York] :Macmillan Audio,2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Land, Jon, author.
Daniels, Luke, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Luke Daniels.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1427279497
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