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CLAY – Halfskin Book Two

Author: Tony Bertauski

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: David W. Dietz

Length: 8 hours, 47 minutes

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: January 9, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

This is the follow-up book to HALFSKIN.

Twenty years have passed since Callie invented biomites that were untraceable by the government. Nix and Callie are both still alive, yet they lead vastly different lives.

Technology did not stand still over the past twenty years. Biomites no longer replicate unchecked and people are able to maintain them at a level of 49.9% biomite and 50.1% clay (or organic/original matter).

The government still shuts down people’s biomites when a person becomes Halfskin. However people have found a way to outsmart the system using untraceable biomites created by many different sources (called Nixes) and bought and sold on the black market.

Technology has advanced so far that the government has created “Bricks.” These are 100% biomite created people. These “Bricks” are uses to hunt down and destroy Halfskins.

Jamie is 19 and is 49.9% biomite, so is her boyfriend. They are desperate to find a way to avoid being “charred.”

Marcus Anderson is back. He’s older but he is still 100% clay. He wants to rid the world of biomites once and for all.

Meanwhile Nix Richards wants to find a replicator to create a human body and he is willing to do anything to achieve his goal.

This audiobook is a thrill ride that will have listeners riveted to David Dietz’s wonderful narrative skills. With just the right amount of drama and suspense listeners will not want the story to end.

This is a thrilling tale of what can happen if technology proceeds unchecked. It is also a tale of human nature and the pursuit of a dream. Visionary or fanatic? Technological marvel or the downfall of mankind? Readers are sure to develop their own opinions on biomites.

This might just be a look into the future of our society and that is precisely why this book is so interesting (and scary).

This story may be fiction, but it addresses many ethical questions that arise when issues such as cloning and artificial intelligence are discussed. The author does a wonderful job of explaining and exploring the varying opinions on the topics. This book will not only entertain you, it will make you think.

I rate the story as 5 out of 5 stars and the narration also deserves 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Both HALFSKIN and CLAY need to be added to everyone’s “must read” list for 2015.

I can’t wait to read/hear what Tony Bertauski comes up with next.


To learn more about Tony Bertauski visit or


David W. Dietz is a writer, actor, director and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For more information about this narrator or his production company visit:

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