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Insignia

Audiobook

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom's drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone's been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he's offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom's instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he'll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he'll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom's always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid's futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.


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Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Edition: Unabridged
Awards:

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062132772
  • File size: 440989 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Duration: 15:18:43

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780062132772
  • File size: 441905 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Duration: 15:18:36
  • Number of parts: 14

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.4
Lexile® Measure:750
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:3-4

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom's drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone's been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he's offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom's instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he'll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he'll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom's always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid's futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Katherine Tegen Books
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062132772
    File size: 440989 KB
    Release date: July 3, 2012
    Duration: 15:18:43

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780062132772
    File size: 441905 KB
    Release date: July 3, 2012
    Duration: 15:18:36
    Number of parts: 14

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.4
    Lexile® Measure: 750
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4