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If Eden doesn't kill you, the Park Service will.

In the post-apocalyptic future, a fifteen-year old boy stumbles on a paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Now this boy must learn to survive in a world he never dreamed existed while searching for answers to why everything he was taught is a lie.

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Overview

If Eden doesn't kill you, the Park Service will.

In the post-apocalyptic future, a fifteen-year old boy stumbles on a paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Now this boy must learn to survive in a world he never dreamed existed while searching for answers to why everything he was taught is a lie.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988348202
  • Publisher: Birch Paper Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 274,180
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Winfield is the New York Times bestselling author of Jane's Melody, South of Bixby Bridge, and The Park Service trilogy. He lives in Seattle. To connect with Ryan, visit him at Facebook.com/RyanWinfield.
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  • Posted June 19, 2014

    From the first word Winfield captured my imagination. I was hook

    From the first word Winfield captured my imagination. I was hooked before I would have admitted it. Nuclear holocaust forced the human population underground for 900 years. Aubrey, our focus, has grownup never knowing sunlight, or any of the things that us top dwellers take for granted.

    Having been taught that the surface is unsafe for humans. That there are several levels of the underground, each in charge of a different need of the people. When some one reached the age of fifteen, considered a man, the teens have to take a test. This is to see if they are worthy of going to level one to assist the foundation in their research. In 900 years no one has been chosen, until now.

    Aubrey is selected because of the answer to one question. He is sent to level one and this is where The Park Service gets really interesting. The subterranean train crashes, leaving Aubrey for dead. Except he does not die and discovers what has been hidden from everyone for hundreds of years. Quickly he befriends a native boy Jimmy and is shown the wonders of the surface.

    The Park Service is an all out epic adventure story that redefined, for me, the true meaning of friendship, love and loss. Winfield made me think in ways that I haven't for a very long time, if ever. I laughed, I cried, I was in awe, I was surprised. I was glued. I cannot wait to get into the rest of the trilogy. Geared towards the young adult crowd or not, this was an grand story written in a style that I love.

    Audiobook provided for review by the author.

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    Fun and futuristic! Maybe it was reading the reviews, but it did

    Fun and futuristic! Maybe it was reading the reviews, but it did remind me a little of Brave New World (read many years ago in high school). It also reminded me of Wall-e at least in the beginning. But what was different was the humor and even sadness at times of what Aubrey was going through and all because he blindly answered the last question.

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