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The Compound

Written by: S. A. Bodeen
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"Dad asked me if I wanted to see more of the Compound. I didn't. We would have to wait fifteen years before it would be safe to go outside. Which left more than enough time to see the rest of the Compound.

"Our new world. A world I would soon hate."

Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out.

He won't let them.

©2008 S.A. Bodeen (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"The audience will feel the pressure closing in on them as they, like the characters, race through hairpin turns in the plot toward a breathless climax." ( Publishers Weekly)
  • 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended

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  • Leslie
  • 2014-04-17

The Compound

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend it! I only for the very twisted ending

Would you ever listen to anything by S. A. Bodeen again?

Yes!!

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

No, this is my first.

Did The Compound inspire you to do anything?

Stock up on canned meat!!

Any additional comments?

This story left me reeling. You just don't know who to trust, or how far someone will go to fulfill a social experiment.

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  • Brett Whitmore
  • 2019-10-23

it's ok.

hard to like protaginist, pacing could use some work, setting the scene was 80% of the book. fun ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-31

genuinely an interesting idea for a story

I loved how dark and complex the plot is, and how discriptive the author is.

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  • Valerie Johnson
  • 2019-05-16

Just a Little Predictable, But Still Great

Wow. While I figured out the ending and some of the small twists, it was still a really good story and different from your average dystopian novel for teens.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-10

Gripping

Lots of twists and turns in this story. My middle school boys had downloaded it on audible. I started listening on a road trip and couldn’t stop listening. Fast, entertaining storyline with good character development.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-07

Interesting until the very end!

the compound by S.A. Bodeen is a very very unique book everyone should read! from the beginning and end it has made me addicted to the book and I am very glad I decided to read it! even better with the reading!

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  • Jonathan Riley
  • 2019-02-14

Great young adult book

I love the story and the twists as they slowly show up through out. You don’t really even know what’s going to happen until the last chapter and I love that. Check it out.

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  • Laurelle
  • 2018-11-16

love it

love it this is the greatest book I've heard
great buy please buy love it

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  • J. Bengt
  • 2018-05-20

Unique storyline

I read this story years ago and loved the unique storyline. It stuck with me enough that when I saw it in audiobook, I knew I wanted to read/listen to it again. The story didn't disappoint even the second time around. Eli is an interesting and sympathetic character. It may be a 'teen' story but it's got a lot of meat to it.

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  • Aaron Villarreyna
  • 2018-05-19

Great Book, lots of twist

it was one of those books that you cant put down once you start it.

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