Published by HarperAudio, Katherine Tegen Books on September 24, 2013
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Not a Drop to Drink is a fascinating, standout post-apocalyptic dystopian read. After reading several dystopian novels over the past couple of years, I don’t say that lightly. I was enthralled by McGinnis’s realistic not-too-distant future world, where water is limited and strictly controlled. It was very believable for me, and made me seriously think about our world’s supply of fresh water.
Though I found the premise intriguing, sadly I had a hard time connecting with the characters. That may be because I listened to Not a Drop to Drink vs. reading it…it’s hard to say because I really liked the narrator. I enjoyed seeing Lynn’s journey from being isolated to learning how to socialize and developing relationships with her neighbors. However I was surprised, and a bit sad, by how indifferent I felt about the ending. That said, I do look forward to seeing what comes next from Mindy McGinnis!
Cassandra Campbell did a great job with the narration. To me, she was Lynn, and I felt she conveyed the tone of the book well.