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Uglies, Book 3
Written by: Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by: Emily Tremaine
Series: Uglies, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Special Circumstances": The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor - frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary. And now, in the third book in the series, Tally's been turned into a Special: a superamped fighting machine engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid. The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more. Still, it's easy to tune that out - until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way,Tally's world will never be the same.

©2008 Scott Westerfeld (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Hallie Logan
  • 2016-02-27

Favorite of the Bunch

Would you consider the audio edition of Specials to be better than the print version?

Before I bought the audiobook I read the whole series back when they were first published. I seem to recall throwing the book a few times in moments of frustration--can't do that to an audiobook. Unfair question though as I almost always prefer audiobooks to their printed siblings.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fausto! I've always had a soft spot for Fausto even though he was never anything more then a main-minor character. I think that he "got it" more then most. He seemed to always be on the up and up even though nobody directly included him. I loved his awareness, determination, and independence.

Have you listened to any of Emily Tremaine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to her read the other books in the series. The reading is consistant from one book to the next if a little disconnected and flat.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself becoming frustrated with the characters sometimes as they just 'didn't get it' yet. I also found myself worried for them.

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  • Gail
  • 2018-10-18

I love em all

His books are outstanding such entertainment and l eaves one thinking. This could happen to us?

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  • Stephanie Zamora
  • 2019-07-10

Definitely Made Me React More

There was certain parts that made me feel uncomfortable about the way the characters ideas on feeling 'icy' and being 'cutters' but I suppose that was part of the authors intent. The story line seemed more exciting to me than the last book. I don't like how the characters change so much & the relationships don't build beyond the book. You could even just read one and not the rest with how separated the story-lines/characters they are.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-04

Narrator

I feel like the narrator could show a little more emotion when reading. I still think she does a good job on the series though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-17

Not my favorite in the series

I am listening to this series with my 12 year old daughter. The first two books were great. I wish I had never started this book. The “cutters” in this book are not a good role model. It makes me uncomfortable. The cutters were introduced in the second book, but taken to a darker level in this novel. Sorry, but No.

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  • Bruce
  • 2020-07-26

High morphality rate

Well the series continues to morph. Starting as a teen angst about bodies and paying for the sins of humanity, then we got into teen angst about romance with a meta-warning to aspiring male characters. And now finally we get a techno thriller chase scene that seems so like, hmm, Allegiant and Mockingjay. Am pondering whether or not to go on to 4th book Extras: the premise sounds may resonate with the reality of 2020 but the reviews are not promising. And 16 year old psycho world saviors is wearing thin.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2020-06-05

Love these books!

I really enjoy these books. They make me think and are very entertaining. definitely recommend!

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  • Amanda C.
  • 2020-05-09

repeat of book 2

Really enjoyed the first book- made me want to read the second...which was OK. Out of boredom finally decided to read the 3rd book...did not keep my attention. Not interested in continuing to the 4th.

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  • Ac
  • 2019-11-20

One BIG thing that made me stop reading

I tried to see where they would go with this because I liked the other books. But when they turned cutting into a "Special" thing and talked about it in a way that sharp and to think clear there was NO WAY I could read anymore. I was hoping they would get help from the last book not turn it into something special. This is one book I will be returning.

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  • Sharon
  • 2019-10-15

It just gets worse with each book

I am punishing myself for previous sins obviously. I am one of those people that once I have a book I cannot not finish it. This series proves to me that I need to stop this OCD tendency with books. So I finished this series to predictable results. Ugh! I was so glad when they were over. What horrible books and horrible premise. The writing is tedious at best and turgid at worst. The premise is laughable and the societies described totally unbelievable.