Rite of Passage
- Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-07-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Published originally in 1968, Alexei Panshin's Nebula Award-winning classic has lost none of its relevance, with its keen exploration of societal stagnation and the resilience of youth.
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By DAVID on 05-07-12
May have been the Inspiration for Hunger Games
Very impressive work from Alexei Panshin, especially considering he wrote this book as a teenager while at summer camp. If the book reads a little "campy", I can forgive.
He seems to channel the emotions of a 14 year old girl shockingly well. I really became attached to Mia's character and cared about her plight. And while the premises were not incredibly original, they were well thought out.
This book was nominated for the Hugo award in 1969 and in my opinion is Panshins' best effort. Unfortunately, none of his later books (that I have read) approached the potential that was shown in Rite of Passage.
The narrator did a nice job, perfect for Mia, but a little weak on the male characters - kind of cartoonish.
Overall an excellent addition, highly recommend, especially for young adults.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Donald Atkinson on 08-07-18
Though this is a young adult book I read in high school I found it to be in engaging story marvelously told. and now in my sixties I find myself rereading it every now and then.