Phew - I heard this one was violent, but man, poor Todd never gets a break. I liked the effects the audiobook was able to produce for the noise of the men. I'd heard that the reader yelled a little too much, but Todd was pretty excitable. It was an fast-paced and intriguing story of a planet colonization gone crazy when something about the place lets everyone hear the thoughts of men and beasts. The unfettered mind of an adolescent boy is a little crazy-making. My favorite part was the soothing thoughts of the cow-like creatures. Sexual thoughts were mysteriously absent - either due to the YA designation or the ability of people to bury things they are freaked out about. It ends on a cliffhanger, so I'm in for the trilogy it looks like.