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Metro 2033 | [Dmitry Glukhovsky]

Metro 2033

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....
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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory.

Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion.

VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

©2007 Dmitry Glukhovsky (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

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    Jameson Wall, NJ, United States 11-30-13
    Jameson Wall, NJ, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic voicework and great story"
    What did you love best about Metro 2033?

    How immersive the story was, how absorbed in the world I'd become whenever I would resume listening. Haven't felt that way with a good book in a long time, I credit the author and the voice actor for their ability to convey the heart of such interesting characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Khan, because, He's Khan.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the young boy who is with the old man attacks the Reich soldier and is killed, artyom through anger sacrifices himself on principle, in the presence of death.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, fortunately it's very long so I couldn't. I love consistently great books that take forever to finish its so worthy of your time


    Any additional comments?

    Rupert Degas is my favorite voice actor to ever do an audiobook. I've listened to like 30-40 audiobooks in my life and never have I been so drawn in and convinced by a full on performance of dialogue. Let me just say this, if this man doesn't do the 2035 audiobook when that comes out I will be ridiculously upset. Also, if you get a chance, try out the games they somehow manage to be phenomenal as well. This author has got something special with this world and I'd hate to see him let it go just yet, it's dying for more stories, begging for them, like a call, coming down the tunnel.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Christian United States 12-31-13
    Christian United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Difficult, but well worth it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Metro 2033 the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the game to a VERY high degree, and the book just brought up those memories of sitting in a dark room almost wetting myself due to scares! It has an amazing story, well written and very well thought out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think my favorite character would be Artyom (the protagonist). He is naive in a sense and throughout the book you really get attached to him. He doesn't seem stupid, doesn't seem overly smart. Overall, a very realistic character.


    Have you listened to any of Rupert Degas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I've never listened to any of his other performances but after Metro 2033 I will definitely be picking up another book he narrates.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Tagline?
    Metro 2033 - Earth's last stop (?)

    Not very good with taglines and to be honest, if this was made into a movie (and made correctly) it really doesn't need a catchy tagline. The title is enough!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    joe weymouth, MA, United States 11-25-13
    joe weymouth, MA, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    anything else


    What didn’t you like about Rupert Degas’s performance?

    it was very difficult to tell characters apart


    What character would you cut from Metro 2033?

    all of the side characters that didnt have anything to do with the story


    Any additional comments?

    This book made absolutley no sense. You had multiple characters that had nothing to do with the story. The story had many different characters that had nothing to do with the events. They didnt help progress the story along. You would start to get to know someone, then all of the sudden they were gone. Maybe they will be back at the end of the story to help the main character along, NOPE. The story was pointless. It would start to bring you in one direction and then it would change everything. You never got to see or interact with "Dark Ones" Im not sure who was the good guys or the bad guys. Then all of the sudden when things start to happen It is over. Worste book i have ever listened to. This story had so much potential and could have gone in so many different directions, but it only went one way, into a dead end. HORRIBLE

    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Jack USA 03-23-14
    Jack USA 03-23-14 Member Since 2012

    End of the world and Sci Fi are my favorites with a lot of historical fiction added in

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    "We'll written but could never find the story line"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The author writes well. The writing is descriptive and enjoyable. My issue was that I could not determine where the story was taking me.


    Has Metro 2033 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, it is a well written book but not a story I could appreciate.


    What character would you cut from Metro 2033?

    I would keep nearly all the characters. The author uses each new character encountered to tell us about the people and culture that character represents. I would just prefer if the author gave us a better sense of why we were wondering the Metro system.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-20-13
    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "my first one star review - omg don't waste credit"

    boring, dry, VERY hard to follow, all the characters seem exactly alike to me. The "bad guy" is not scary just annoying. Stopped after a few chapters.

    Bluck!

    2 of 18 people found this review helpful
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