• Spliced

  • By: Jon McGoran
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (264 ratings)

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Spliced

By: Jon McGoran
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
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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 story! boring. narrator.

I can't bring myself to pay money for the next part of the series even though we're really enjoyed the basis of the story. The narrator feels tired and bored and has very little expression to her voice throughout the story to the point where I was struggling to continue on.

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A Very Real World

This book reminds me of what is already happening in the world today. Throwing in the Spliced people with the problems happening in our society today, makes for a very interesting and entertaining story.

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amazing

love the series the characters are amazing and well done book. the reader is great voice went well with each person

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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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  • 09-09-22

good fun quick read

I would probably listen to this again. Hope to read the second one soon. Story isn't too complicated so I managed to get in some embroidery at the same time 😁

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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