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The Darkest Path
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The Darkest Path
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Jeff Hirsch, Dan Bittner
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Pub. date: 10/01/13
Lib. SRP: 60.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 30.00 USD
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Lib. ISBN: 9781338241990
Ret. ISBN: 9780545600354
KoboAudioID: scholastic_audio#9780545600354
DRM Level: Media Operation & Rights Access License
Min. Version: OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 239631 KB
Duration: 08:31:04
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Keywords:
   Dystopian
Awards:
  Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults (Young Adult Library Services Association)
Short Description:
   

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path—a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier—and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on. USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

Full Description:
   

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path—a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier—and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on. USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

Reviews:
  Publisher's Weekly
     

October 14, 2013
Hirsch returns to the post-apocalyptic well of his first two books, The Eleventh Plague and Magisterium, in this bleak and somewhat familiar novel. The archetype at play is a military-religious one: a man named Nathan Hill has founded his own church and taken over several southern and western states. The former U.S. has been mired in a civil war ever since, and Callum Roe and his brother, James, were two early converts to the cause, captured when they were kids and forced into service. After bonding with a stray dog, Cal kills a superior officer to save the dog's life and becomes a fugitive. His journey out of occupied Utah and attempts to subvert the cause he once fought for intermix with his meeting an attractive girl named Nat and joining the U.S. forces. The novel hits its stride during well-choreographed action sequences and in occasional scenes featuring Hill, a demagogue who rarely comes across as the evil force he embodies, showing empathy when talking to Callum even as he perpetrates horrific acts of war and terror. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sara Crowe: Harvey Klinger.

  AudioFile Magazine
      Narrator Dan Bittner puts the listener right into the middle of the action with his reading of this dystopian adventure. For six years, Cal and his brother, James, have been part of The Glorious Path, a militant religious regime that took over the West after civil war broke out in the United States. But now all Cal can think about is returning home to New York. Bittner's somber tone matches the dark themes of the story--war, violence, and the choices that must be made to find a path. His intense delivery works well to portray Cal's emotional stress and feverish activity in fighting both for and against the Path. E.N. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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