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The Fox Inheritance

The Jenna Fox Chronicles

Mary E. Pearson, read by Matthew Brown

Macmillan Young Listeners

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox.

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Chapter 1
 
My hands close around the heavy drape, twisting it into a thick cord.
About the same thickness as a neck.
I drop my hands to my sides and wipe them on my trousers like someone might see my thoughts on my palms. Someone like Dr. Gatsbro. I wonder just how much he really knows about me.
I look out the window. From the second floor, Dr. Gatsbro is a speck on the lawn. The girl I’m supposed to know stands a few yards away from him. I watch him talking to her. She ignores him like he is nothing more than vapor. I don’t know if it’s deliberate, or if
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  • The Fox Inheritance

    From Mary Pearson, the author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox, comes the much anticipated THE FOX INHERITANCE. 260 years later, Locke and Kara find themselves in a very different world than they remember. Everyone they loved is gone, everyone they remember is dead... except Jenna Fox.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Mary E. Pearson's young adult novel The Fox Inheritance, narrated by Matthew Brown. Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

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Praise for The Fox Inheritance

“This is a mesmerizing story that will be greeted enthusiastically by Jenna Fox fans.” --VOYA
 
"The ethical debates around whether science should be limited by conscience and not just ability are well integrated into a story that is equally strong as an exploration of home, identity, and the meaning of survival." --BCCB

“A gripping story that begs the question: Do you really know what lies at the genesis of your friend's biology, psyche or even their heart?” –Shelf Awareness

“…the story is gripping, urgent, and highly appealing…” --School Library Journal

"...it is through his [Locke’s] viewpoint that we experience the confusing futuristic world, the thrilling suspense of the chase, the charged emotional reunion of the friends, and the admirably complex playing out of the issues of trust, ethics, and betrayal.” --Horn Book Magazine

 
“A dazzling blend of science fiction, mystery, and teen friendship drama…” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
"...the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder." --Kirkus Reviews
 
“In this futuristic follow-up, Pearson pries open the most haunting element of Jenna Fox's world:  disembodied minds trapped in computers. Questions of human identity and nightmarish medical technology drive this riveting, thought-provoking sequel.”

—Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

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THE FOX INHERITANCE by Mary E. PearsonKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE FOX INHERITANCE . In a thought-provoking, atmospheric follow-up to <em>The Adoration of Jenna Fox<em> (2008), Pearson again contemplates bioengineering and the nature of humanity.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mary E. Pearson, read by Matthew Brown

  • Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.  Pearson studied at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. 
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The Fox Inheritance

The Jenna Fox Chronicles

Mary E. Pearson, read by Matthew Brown

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