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Nearly a century has passed since the world was devastated by pandemics and wars that wiped out over 90 percent of the Earth’s population. To assure the survival of mankind, the leaders of the rebuilt city of Haven are breeding a better human race: meaning those deemed too stupid, too weak, too poor - too “unfit” - are arrested and forcibly sterilized. 

John Hunter is a penniless, self-educated young man from the wrong side of Haven struggling to make something of himself to provide for his wife and their hopes of starting a family. Until the authorities show up at his door and arrest him for the crime of being “unfit”. Heartbroken and humiliated, will John abandon his aspirations and resign himself to quietly accept his fate?

©2020 Karma Chestnu (P)2020 Immortal Works

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For the greater good

This book took a couple of chapters to get going due to the amount of world building information given, but it had me on the edge of my seat once it did. I cared about the characters and I was rooting for them to succeed. I guessed the plot twist early on though, but the tension came from waiting for the characters to work it out. The narration was good but a bit on the slow side. I could comfortably listen to the story at 1.15x speed.

There were a few loose ends left at the end of the story, and I truly hope there is going to be at least one more book to come in this dystopian world! Recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via StoryOrigin and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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A very interesting concept

I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review

I enjoyed the story and the concept of this book. It reminded me of the film “equilibrium” in some ways with a dystopian edge, a ruling elite and completely dominated subservient populace. I would have liked the back story to have been explored a lot more but hopefully this will be explained in the second book

I was a little disappointed by the ending. The intensity of the storyline builds and just sort of ends. There isn’t really a cliffhanger either. It just seems to stop but again the second book can help this

A very interesting take on humanity and poses the question - should some people be forcibly sterilised?

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  • N. Wheeler
  • 14-11-21

Great Listen

I received this book in return for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher, author and Story Origin.

Synopsis: John Hunter’s future will be determined by a single test – the Genetic Fitness Evaluation. Acceptance, opportunity, love – it’s all his for the taking if he passes. But if he fails he will be branded as an Unfit, imprisoned in Emerson Asylum, and his life will be all but over.

Review: The audio itself was well done. I was able to listen to the book and the narrator was able to pull me in well with their voice and reading.

The book was an amazing listen/read and I really hard a hard time pausing and doing other things I needed to do.

The book is centered around John. John has been deemed Unfit. This title is reserved for those who are not up to the standards of this dystopian paradise. There is a good build up and growth of the characters. It has good pacing which is really important when you are listening and not reading it yourself. The dialog is good throughout and the author was able to portray the character's emotions quite well and the narrator did an excellent job conveying that while reading.

I feel like my only issue with the book was the ending, only because I feel so many things were left unanswered. I do hope however, that it only means there will soon be a sequel.

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  • Theresa
  • 08-06-21

fantastic dystopia

what a great beginning. fast paced. likable characters. evil bad guys. I can't wait to find out more about this world and how it came to be.