The Test

By Sylvain Neuvel
Read by Neil Shah

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982527846

  • ISBN: 9781982527839

  • ISBN: 9781982527853

Runtime: 2.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is taking the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine his fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.

How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A timely novella with a powerful thematic punch, Neuvel’s latest is set in a dystopian future where immigrants seeking citizenship in England must pass a harrowing test…Obvious political commentary aside, the questions Neuvel asks readers are simple yet profound: What does it mean to be human? Is one person’s life less valuable than another’s because of ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic differences? Is the true nature of humankind fear and hate or love and acceptance? Thought-provoking and disturbing. A cautionary tale illuminated with dark enlightenment.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age fifteen. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, taught in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator. Neuvel is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He lives in Montreal.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English