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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

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In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?[STAR] 'A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful.'-Publishers Weekly, Starred'A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line.'-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan'Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget.'-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones'Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.'-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange 'Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down.'-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your FairyFrom the Hardcover edition.



  • This audiobook is an intriguing post-apocalyptic and dystopian zombie tale. While it does have its moments of being rather emotional (the main character tends to cry easily), I still found myself captivated by the world it presents. The story revolves around Mary, who grows up in a village surrounded by a forest teeming with cannibal zombies that are just like the ones we see in movies - former humans. Feeling out of place in the village's medieval lifestyle, she makes the bold decision to venture into the unknown. However, I regret to say that the audiobook falls short due to the choice of narrator. It seems that the publisher went with someone who lacks professional experience and doesn't seem entirely comfortable with the task at hand. Due to this, I cannot recommend this audiobook and personally wish I had opted for the print version instead. It's unclear how this decision was made, but publishers should understand that they can ruin audiobooks by hiring amateurs instead of trained actors who also possess great reading skills. It's evident that the narrator is struggling with the role, most likely because she isn't much of a reader herself.
  • I absolutely loved this book! The narration was flawless. I had my doubts after reading negative reviews about Vane Million, the narrator, but I was pleasantly surprised by her performance. I'm really glad I decided to give it a chance because it would have been a shame to miss out. As a fan of YA dystopia/post-apocalyptic literature like Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and The Giver, this book definitely hit the mark for me.
  • When it comes to using my credits wisely, like most people, I make sure to check out reviews from multiple sites before selecting a book. And it's not just about the book itself, but also the narration. If reviewers dislike the narration, it can greatly impact their overall review of the book. I believe that's what happened with this particular book. Personally, I actually enjoyed the narrator. Her voice was clear and, with the exception of one character (a 6-year-old boy), the male roles didn't sound ridiculous, which is always a positive. Some reviews mentioned that the protagonist, Mary, was selfish. Well, that's because this is HER STORY! She's a determined anti-hero with specific goals in mind: avoiding zombies, reaching the ocean alive, and staying bite-free. The travel scenes may drag on a bit, but never enough to lose interest. It's worth noting that the book stops short of providing a complete ending for Mary, as book 2 is set to be released in March.
  • I'm a huge fan of this book. I actually own a physical copy and got it signed by the author. I've devoured the entire series and absolutely adore it. However, I must confess, the narrator of the audiobook is quite disappointing. It was a struggle to listen to this beloved story being narrated by someone who, in my opinion, didn't understand the essence of the characters. The weird accents she gave to everyone felt out of place and lacked the familiarity with the story and the author. It's disheartening to see her add her own spin to the narrative that doesn't align with the original book. If you're considering experiencing this story, I would highly recommend reading it yourself instead of listening to the audiobook. Carrie Ryan's writing is phenomenal, and it's a shame that the narration for this particular story falls so short.
  • Ugh, talk about a letdown. This audiobook was a major disappointment. I won't be wasting my money on any more suggestions like this. It's supposed to be one of the most unsettling books out there, but it just didn't do it for me. Maybe it'll strike a chord with young adults, but it didn't tickle my fancy. The narrator's voice was like nails on a chalkboard, making it a real challenge to get through. Of course, this is just my personal opinion, and others might absolutely love it.
  • The narrator did an alright job, although it puzzled me why the adults had a different accent compared to the younger characters. It seemed like the narrator struggled to differentiate between older and younger voices, which threw me off. Additionally, there were a few instances where the main character suddenly had a slight accent, which could have been resolved with better editing. These issues occasionally took me out of the story. Overall, the story itself is interesting. I decided to download it because it had a similar atmosphere to Ann Aguirre's Enclave series, which I really enjoyed. The same vibe is present throughout this book, as the protagonist constantly finds herself in situations that challenge her leadership. For a first book in a series, the majority of the story lacks a sense of urgency, which is common. However, I still plan on continuing with the series and would recommend it to young adult readers. While it may not be incredibly intense, it does offer some elements of horror. I found the love triangle a bit confusing, as I didn't see much in the main character that would attract anyone. Additionally, there were a number of plot holes that left me either confused or shaking my head.
  • I absolutely loved this book! I spend a lot of time driving and it's easy to space out if a book doesn't capture my interest. However, this book had me hooked from start to finish.
  • I actually read the entire series a long time ago, but I decided to revisit it by giving the audiobook a try this time. The storyline is still engaging, but I can't help but feel frustrated with Mary's immaturity, given the fact that I'm much older than her. And unfortunately, the narrator didn't leave a lasting impression on me. I recall the other books in the series being even more enjoyable, so I might give them a listen, depending on the narrator's performance. Alternatively, I might opt to read them, considering how busy my life is right now, but I do prefer the convenience of audiobooks.
  • If the story had a skilled narrator, it would definitely enhance the interest and entertainment value. Currently, it feels like being stuck in a lackluster reading session from elementary school, which is truly disappointing. As an author, I would be extremely upset with this situation.
  • REALLY GOOD BOOK.....EXCEPT( and this is said with me not knowing if there is a 2nd book) but umm what happened to cass/harry/jed ETC. it cant end there, can it? x-( and only other part i couldve done w/o was at times it got sooooo wordy and repetitive especially when describing how mary felt about every little thing...a door frame, a color, evry persons face, ZZZZZZZ BUT really great unique teling of a very common subject so BRAVOB-)