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The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
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The Test

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Narrator Neil Shah
Length 2 hours 11 minutes
Language English
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Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The TestBritain, the not-too-distant future.Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.

How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants is the first in the Themis Files series, followed by Waking Gods and Only Human.

Neil Shah is an Audie Award-nominated narrator and AudioFile Earphones Award winner who has recorded over one hundred audiobooks. A classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego program, Neil has appeared off-Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television.

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Reviews

“A timely novella with a powerful thematic punch…Readers will find themselves living vicariously through Jalil and struggling with every gut-wrenching decision…Thought-provoking and disturbing. A cautionary tale illuminated with dark enlightenment.”

“Each exacting characterization would be an impressive feat; melded together, they form one of the best aural performances of the year.”

“Providing memorable, distinct, and believable voices for every character, narrator Neil Shah creates the atmosphere of the live stage for this chilling dystopian story…Shah is especially adept at handling the philosophical repartee between the mystified refugee and his ruthless tormentor, who demands that he make impossible choices….Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

“With an intriguing plot, alternating viewpoints, and unexpected turns, Neuvel tells a fast-paced story full of action and takes a hard look into the human psyche.”

“Told in alternating chapters that differ in style, tone, and even font, this novella packs the punch of a much larger novel when the exam becomes a life-and-death hostage situation. A timely and thought-provoking story for book-discussion groups and fans of speculative fiction.”

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