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Nevin Mays, Listening Library editorial, is listening to INCARCERON by Catherine Fisher.

About this book:

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries and only one man has ever escaped. Finn, a teen prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside the prison.

Meanwhile, Outside, Claudia is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and is doomed to an arranged marriage. She lives in a society where time is forbidden—in a world held in the 17th century and run by computers. Both Finn and Claudia have a crystal key that allows them to communicate with each other. Finn is determined to escape Incarceron and Claudia believes she can help him, and that he in turn will save her from her arranged marriage.