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“Ilyana Kadushin’s tempered reading perfectly suits Anya’s attempts to keep her emotions hidden under the surface…With believable Russian accents for older family members and deliberate timing that deftly builds suspense, Kadushin will keep listeners riveted with this futuristic story of a mob family.” – AudioFile Magazine
“Narrator Ilyana Kadushin perfectly captures Anya’s character, providing the heroine with a voice that sounds young and vulnerable, but strong-willed…The excitement and drama of the book’s early chapters translate well to audio and will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.” – Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Ilyana Kadushin does an outstanding job voicing the various characters, adding credibility to the production. Although the story’s dystopian elements seem lightweight – humorous even – compared to the apocalyptic themes of other titles in the genre, the intriguing mystery and exceptional characterization will keep listeners thoroughly invested.” – School Library Journal
“Narrator Ilyana Kadushin quickly brings listeners into Anya’s life as she navigates the chaos all around her. Kadushin paces her performance to methodically reveal Anya’s intelligence and protectiveness of her family. Carefully measured emotion perfectly matches the carefully distanced feelings that Anya needs to keep in check in order to survive all the things thrown at her that she must do…Listeners will eagerly look forward to the next installment.” – Sound Commentary
“In Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done, we fast-forward to 2083. Chocolate and coffee are contraband (can you imagine?!), paper and water are scarce, and New York is crawling with crime and poverty. But this is normal for sixteen-year-old Anya Balachine, daughter of the city's late crime boss. Until, that is, the chocolate her family manufactures accidentally poisons her ex and all fingers are pointed at her.” –TeenVogue.com
“The love story’s to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers.” –Publishers Weekly
Ilyana Kadushin is best known for her narration of the Twilight audiobook series, and has worked on other audiobooks, including The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Post Grad and Dune, which won an Audie Award. Her other voice work includes national commercials, animation, and popular video games such as Lord of the Rings.
Zevin's writing captures great character and an engaging plot that I loved.
Without a doubt Anya is a wonderful character, I love the relationships she has with her siblings and the way she interacts with the wider Balanchine family.
I don't know what happened to authors planning to tell a story in one book, but this one felt like it dragged on a bit and reached no real climax.
Oh my gosh, this book!!! It's so amazing, I don't even know where to start or what to write. I feel that I should do a kickass review, one that would do this book justice, but the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Flor
I enjoyed this book so much that I have to share my thoughts about it with as many people as possible. Set in the future, it could be qualified as a dystopian novel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephanie Leroux
The first word that comes to mind is just that... wow. Not only is the story interesting and the plot engaging but you fall in love with the characters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
My coming across Gabrielle Zevin's Birthright series is a bit of a happy accident. I was trolling around the blogosphere (as I am wont to do), and I happened upon an excerpt of All... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kayla Beck
Anya is twelve, living with her Nana and her two siblings. Her Nana health is deteriorating yet she is the guardian of the family since the parents are dead. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Live Outside
I read this book in high school, and I absolutely loved it so of course I bought it!
But the problem is, I ordered a Hardcover. Read more
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Wow what can I say about this book? It made me laugh, cry. During the whole book I was going back and forth between being happy and sad oh it was crazy. Read more
I like the world that Anya lives in- her crazy family, friends, etc (though the whole chocolate ban is a little far fetched). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Debs