Audiobook Review Verify (Verify #1) by Joelle Charbonneau

Posted July 12, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review / 0 Comments

by Joelle Charbonneau
Audiobook Review Verify (Verify #1) by Joelle CharbonneauVerify Length: 10
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly
Series: Verify #1
Published by HarperCollins on September 24, 2019
Source: Library Auidobook
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian, Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents, Young Adult Fiction / Politics & Government, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Violence
Pages: 336
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Format: Audiobook
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“Wow! Shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell’s 1984. Painfully real and urgent. Read this book.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series

Bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau’s eerily timely, high-stakes page-turner is destined to start important conversations at this particular moment in our history.

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where the wrong ones can get Meri killed.



A purely dystopian story centers around the idea that people have had words so erased that when they see them, they have no idea what they mean. Our main character comes across the word verify and looks it up only to trigger an alarm and finds out just how much she did not know about her mom and what has been happening in her world. I enjoyed the book and would love to read the sequel reminded me of all rights reserved.

About Caitlin Kelly

Caitlin has a youthful, bubbly quality to her voice. High energy and full of character.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Caitlin moved to New York City to pursue her theatrical training at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has a BFA in Drama and studied musical theatre at CAP21.

Caitlin has been working in voice over since 2009. She got started in VO while living in Tokyo, Japan. Caitlin is currently in her 6th season touring Japan with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer.

Caitlin has had the distinguished honor to premier new work from Alan Menken and Sir Tim Rice through their charitable efforts for the Shine On! Foundation in Japan.

As an audiobook narrator, Caitlin has won Earphones from Audiofile Magazine and a 2018 Audie Award nomination for her work on New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. Caitlin has worked with Hachette Audio, Audible Studios, MacMillan Audio, Brilliance Audio, Harper Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, Dreamscape Audio, and Tantor Audio. She has accent proficiency in Standard American, American (Southern, NY), British RP, British (London, Bristol), Irish, French, and Russian. Caitlin is conversational in Japanese and has studied Spanish and French.

Caitlin can be heard on ads for McDonald’s, Lion, Seiyu Department Stores (owned by WalMart), Bennesse, NHK and Asahi Productions Heroes: Legends of the Battle Discs as “Mascot.” Caitlin was the principle voice of “Sho-kun” in NHK’s Kiso Eigo 1 in 2012. She has worked extensively in animation for children and children’s education working in 2011 on the National English program for grades 4 & 5 for the Japanese Government and the Minister of Education. Caitlin currently voices for TIME Magazine, TIME for Kids, and, and

Caitlin works from her home studio in Tokyo, Japan.

About Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau is a storyteller at heart. She has performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. In addition to her stage work, Joelle has also performed with several bands and worked as a solo performer.

While Joelle is happy to perform for an audience, she is equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use her experience from the stage to create compelling characters in her books. She is the author of the NY Times and USA Today Best Selling THE TESTING TRILOGY (The Testing, Independent Study and Graduation Day), the social media thriller NEED, the fantasy thriller DIVIDING EDEN as well as the Rebecca Robbins (Minotaur Books), the Glee Club Paige Marshall (Berkley) mysteries. Her books have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards as well as listed on the YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and nominated for the YALSA Top Ten books for 2014.