by Korman, Gordon,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2015
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio JMP3 KORMAN GORDON UNABRIDGED
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual PL KOR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  PL KOR
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual MP3 JF KOR
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  MP3 JF KOR
A thrilling new high-concept middle grade series from bestselling author Gordon Korman, about a group of kids who discover they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Tiny Serenity, New Mexico, is idyllic as it gets everyone has a job and a home, the kids are well behaved, and the genial community spirit is intoxicating. Sure, it's boring, and it's suspicious that a town of 185 people has its own helicopter-equipped security force, but 13-year-old Eli is content. That is, until his misbehaving friend Randy gets sent away. Eli's sure there's something screwy going on, and his suspicions are confirmed when he and his friends investigate the town's factory. Using their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, they discover that it's not traffic cones they manufacture there, but the truth. Korman cleverly constructs Serenity as a kind of stand-in for pearl-clutching attitudes about children the history lessons exclude rebellion and any antiauthoritarian notions, and the kids don't even know what murder means. But learning they have been lied to is worse, and in alternating first-person perspectives, they explore thought-provoking questions about honesty and struggle with the dastardly, life-altering secrets that may change who they are. The compelling, twisty mystery has a truly gratifying payoff, and the emotional depth of the characters, not to mention the steadily building pace, will keep readers engaged to the final page, which happily lays the groundwork for a sequel. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Korman is no stranger to the New York Times best-seller list, and with a hefty marketing campaign behind this one, don't be surprised if he pops up on the list again.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Several teens learn that their idyllic small-town existence is a sham in this first entry in Korman's Masterminds series. Serenity, N.Mex., has the best standard of living in the country, with zero unemployment and total peace and prosperity. Thirteen-year-old Eli and his friends have never known anywhere else. Honesty, harmony, and contentment aren't just valued in Serenity, they're a way of life. Then Eli and the others start to notice odd things: when they try to leave town, they get sick; their Internet is remarkably sanitized compared to outside sites they accidentally come across; and some kids are considered special, while others are less so. After they discover the truth about why Serenity is so peaceful, they must face the fact that their lives have been ruled by a gigantic lie. Rotating among several young narrators, Korman builds tension as the mystery unfolds, leading to several surprise twists that upend the status quo. While an awful lot of dumb luck is involved in the kids' discoveries, this tense, fast-paced story will have readers racing toward the cliffhanger ending. Ages 8-12. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Korman, Gordon. Masterminds. bk.1.
Subjects Cloning -- Juvenile fiction.
Experiments -- Juvenile fiction.
Criminals -- Juvenile fiction.
Cloning -- Fiction.
Experiments -- Fiction.
Criminals -- Fiction.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ocampo, Ramon de, narrator.
Badgley, Kelly Jean, narrator.
Consoli, Tarah, narrator.
Rylander, Mike, 1981- narrator.
Glick, Maxwell, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Harper Audio (Firm)
HarperCollins (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by Ramon De Ocampo, Kelley Jean Badgely, Tarah Consoli, Mike Rylander and Maxwell Glick.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
"Harper Audio."
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by HarperCollins Publishers, ℗2015.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 7 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781467696951
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