The Test by Sylvain Neuvel (Mini Audiobook Review)

The Test by Sylvain Neural

The TestFormat: Audiobook

Source: Libby App

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Genres: Adult Fiction, Dystopia, Science Fiction

Narrator: Neil Shah

Length: 2 hours Approx

Publication Date: 12th Feb 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test.

Britain, the not-too-distant future.
Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.
He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.

When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.
How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?”

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My Thoughts & Review

This was unplanned reads/listen. I downloaded it on a whim really. I was scrolling through the Libby app and this one came up as available to download. I wasn’t entirely sure what the book was about but had seen a few reviews and also seen it on my social media feeds.

I’m not really sure what to say about this book. I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I was hoping to.

It was a very quick book and I managed to start it and finish it in one sitting because it was so short. In fact, I manged to read it in just over an hour because I listened to it on speed x1.75

The Test was very predictable. I worked out most of what was going to happen next. There were some interesting themes in the book but I felt they weren’t explored enough and this left me with a lot of questions by the end. I think this could have been resolved by maybe having a little longer book. Didn’t think I would be saying that.

All in all, an ok-ish read. This book may not have been for me but if you are interested in reading it I say go ahead and try it out because you never know you may like it better than I did. One thing I will say is try and borrow it from your local library if you can.

My Rating

💙💙

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!


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