Numbers

  • by Rachel Ward
  • Narrated by Sarah Coomes
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ever since she was child, Jem has kept a secret: Whenever she meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die. Burdened with such awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships.
Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. The two plan a trip to the city. But while waiting to ride the Eye ferris wheel, Jem is terrified to see that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today’s number. Today’s date. Terrorists are going to attack London.

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Good read but let down by 'Americanisms'

I hadn't realised this was a book aimed at teenagers when I downloaded it, but found it a surprisingly good read anyway. The one thing that let it down were all the American words used in the narrative of an English book, (sidewalk, potato chips, crackers, flash light, sneakers etc, etc). This particularly surprised me as it is set in London and the two characters are both Londoners. The more often these words were used the more it irritated me and therefore distracted from the story. Other than that, well written and well read.
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- pam

unlistenable

If you are going to read the entire book in a working class London accent get a working class voice artist from London. I couldn't listen for long enough to find out whether the narrative voice in this book is actually as inauthentic as the reader made it feel, but my impression was of an unconvincing characterisation and I couldn't suspend disbelief.
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- A Person

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd