Starters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lissa Price

Narrated By: Rebecca Lowman

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: March 2012

Duration: 10 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first--the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan. . . .

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  • Anonymous

    I don't want to be too hard on this book. It seems to me that teen fiction consists of good plot ideas but poor writing. When the characters in this book seem to be, well, idiots, I guess the author either thinks we are teens and won't notice, or that we will expect the teens in the book to be stupid. Interesting premise, poor execution. I would skip it.