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Amy Kathleen Ryan, read by Ilyana Kadushin and Matthew Brown. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 10 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-1259-7

For decades two ships of colonists have been searching space for a planet that will serve as New Earth. But when one of the spaceships attacks the other, killing all its adult crew members and kidnapping its girls, teens Waverly and Kieran must use their wits and inner strength to save themselves, their fellow colonists, and the day. Kadushin and Brown provide spellbinding narration. Kadushin captures all of Waverly’s despair, determination, and conflicted emotions, and provides unique voices for oily, manipulative Ann Mather and kindly colonist Amanda. Brown conveys Kieran’s journey from determination to hopelessness and eventually heroism, as well as ably voicing resentful Seth and a host of other characters. Ryan’s novel translates perfectly to audio with its combination of compelling characters and exciting edge-of-your-seat action scenes. Listeners will be unable to turn off this audiobook—whether they listen in the car, at home, or at work—because they need to find out what happens next. A St. Martin’s Griffin hardcover. (Sept.)