• Spliced

  • By: Jon McGoran
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what's about to happen to her best friend, Del. Del is obsessed with becoming a chimera: a person who pays back-alley geneticists, known as "genies", to illegally splice animal genes into their own. The resulting physical changes have scared lawmakers into drafting legislation declaring chimeras officially nonpersons, so when Del goes missing, Jimi is desperate to find him before he alters himself forever.

As she tries to save him, Jimi must face down unscrupulous people and risk her own life, all while knowing that if getting spliced is the choice Del has made, it means he's leaving her behind forever.

©2017 Jon McGoran (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Good YA book

A good story with very relevant moral dilemmas for youth- and for us all. Great narrator.

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Listen to it on x2 speed

It’s an interesting story but it could move faster. My biggest complaint? This is the slowest narration I’ve ever listened to. It still had long pauses on 2x speed! 🙄😒

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Nothing like bashing police in the first paragraph

The reader sounds like she needs to clear her throat
And the very first paragraph they are bashing police - NO THANKS - I get enough SJWs on lamestream media and from the Biden admin

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An absolute mess

This book was written by a white cis man a attempting to understand and write about the struggles of people of color and trans people especially after the 2016 election and the end result is an offensive mess for anyone who belongs to those groups. I'm sure this is a great read for white people who like to congratulate themselves on not being racist but for the people it's supposed to be an ally to, it's a mess.
Especially egregious: the use of the death of Freddie Gray where the chimeras get up and walk away, unscathed and the main character's insistence on dead naming ppl. If only the author had run it by one trans person or one Black person who doesn't get paid to agree with him.

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Great book

Best sci Fi book I have ever heard
Good story and even better characters
Spliced is so good can’t wait to listen to splintered

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Flat & Monotone Narration

It seems like a very interesting plot but i could not finish due to the poor narration. It must be a very boring book because she sounds like shes about to fall asleep.

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pleasantly surprised

I wasn't really sure what i was getting with this book. but I was absolutely sucked in esp once the action started. I can't wait for book 2! this was an amazing story and beautifully written!

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Really enjoyed the story.

great twist on sci-fi racism and a female lead hero. I would recommend this book to my teenage daughter.

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Good story

Wow. This author is very creative. The main character, Jimmi, is a young teen girl who finds herself thrust into the position of becoming the heroine of this story. The choice she has is either that, or turn away and ignore an evil that she has observed. Really, this could happen to any of us, so it’s nice to read about one who is brave enough to do the right thing in spite of the consequences.

Many youth are getting a genetic mod of some kind. There are groups of people trying to have them labeled ‘non-persons’ as a result of their non-100% pure ‘human’ genome. The story gets much deeper that that. Jimmi sees some of the surface level discrimination and can’t run away from it. The more she stands up for her friends and their rights, the more secrets she uncovers.

The book has some profanity, but was clean of sexual content. I gave it four stars because the story didn’t keep me interested until I was about 3/4 of the way through. The first part was a little slow. Regardless, I think I’ll listen to it again sometime.

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Spliced

Wow, what a different and fun read. Could you just imagine what you could be spliced with?? Would you do it, if you could? Jimi and Del have been friends forever. Del has had a hard life, with a violent father. Their friendship is put to the test when Del gets spliced. Out of the horrors, comes new friends and even an old one. Can one love a Spliced??

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  • 03-29-22

Pleasantly surprised

It was great. Not expecting much but love concepts and electricity shortage forcing people back to cities and themes of discrimination. Well read and well written I really enjoyed this book