The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.
©2009 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2013 Andrew Bromfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.
It was hard to follow right out of the gate. I had to give this one a second listen. It has nothing to do with the first book or either of the video games. You are very deep into the story before they bring up the main character from the first book and his inclusion will make you wish they left him out of this story. This book is about Hunter, a young girl, an old man and a mysterious virus. It is a good story, set in the same dark and scarey METRO system of Moscow. The author didnt tie the two books together enough for me I guess. He does have the protagonists big reveal tie into the dark ones but waites almost untill the end of the book to do it. I guess if you really want to learn more about the dark ones and what became of them, you'll just have to play the video games. Still, this book is definately worth a listen, just dont go into it expecting to learn anything more about the events and characters of the first book than you already know.
This addition to Metro 2033 is about as fulfilling as Michael Crichton's The Lost World was to his Jurassic Park. It was extremely anticlimactic. I kept holding on, hoping that there would be some explosive discovery or some surprising connection to the original story's characters. That never happened. I'd be hard pressed to even summarize the story to a friend because so little happened. The narrator did an amazing job, again. Sadly, he didn't have much of a story to tell. This part of the series has made me know not to pre-order the third addition to the series.
This is the story about hope and following dreams even if they are rubbish and false. Although not the story of Artyom. It is the story of hunter and his what had happened to him and his resurfacing. Brought through the eyes or Homer and others.
It is really a good read and the performance is brought out very well. Each character comes out in the vocalists work fluidly. Just sit back and enjoy the story.
At first I glanced over the book thinking of the videogame but once I started listening I realized the book took on a while new approach well after the time period of the first book. Cascading the reader into a deep erotic view of life in a post apocalyptic life underground. This book leaves warmth in my imagination like no other.
I really loved 2033 and had high expectations on this sequel, but unfortunately it failed to deliver. Even though pretty well narrated by Rupert Degas the story never caught on with me. Glukhovsky didn't manage to recreate the intense and dark feeling that made the first book so special.
I am into scifi mostly. I am 50+ play video games. Like WoW and D3
A very good book. Good as the first one. I highly recommend that you take the time to read this book.
Loved it. The 3rd person perspective of the chronicler of the same tale, and the chronicler himself, is what made this book for me. Homer's commitment to the story rather than stark reality made him idealistic and romantic, but also made him forget that people around him were real people outside his narrative. He was refreshing in a post-apocalyptic horror setting.
The story is lackluster, 11 hours and it barely scratch the surface of anything.
The idea is very promising, a new Homer (From Illiad), a Metro 2033 Homer, telling the story of an adventure he lived.
However, it falls short, and I mean short. It takes 11 hours for an arc of a story so simple that could be told in half the time, probably even less.
The book goes in-depth on things that doesn't matter, that won't build or help me understand or relate to characters, and yet leave alone matters that should be dwelved deeper.
He really goes into character and it makes the story believable.
If it were an episode of 20-30 minutes yes.
Great and promising start, underwhelming development.
"Not as good as the First"
I can't say I didn't enjoy this book because I did, it felt like it jumped from one part to another too quickly within a chapter.
But the journey from different view points expands your experience of this world of the Metro.
Brilliantly performed again by Rupert Degas.
"Rupert Degas is the best"
Second book isn't good like first one but it's still a masterpiece and Rupert Degas is incredible!
"A stunning sequel to metro 2033"
If you enjoyed the first book of the series then you will certainly like this one.
The same style of story telling that brings the world alive in 2033 gives you genuine sympathy, hatred and love for all the characters involved you feel like you are living in the world and that this is a story being relayed to you like it were true.
I eagerly wait for the third book.
Metro 2033 was pretty good. This is nothing like it, except of a few good paragraphs. There's no coherent plot, no stand out characters, nothing. It's basically a few people walking the tunnels for no real reason with a few things happening for no reason. I was extremely disappointed.
"No where near as good as 2033"
Story never really felt like it got going and seemed to want to do too much.
"one of the best audio book I've ever listened to."
This is one of those books,you will regret nvr listening to,and shouldn't be a good read.It's set in the subway,where survivors have fled,the surface is now a wasteland populated by horrors and dangers that only the brave dare engage,why and how this happened,and the disappearances of heavily armed groups who simply put ther weapons down a die,or are ripped apart,mankind is no longer master of his environment.How the author has managed to write about something that isnt the most interesting of subjects,the subway,has been turned into a must read,listen.
"An excellent sequel to the original"
Yes, If you enjoyed the original you'll probably like this too.
This is a dreamier more descriptive book than the original, still an excellent read.
A great book, not as good as 2033 but still a brilliant book. Excellent writing and story. definitely worth a read
Loved Metro 2033 but didn't think this one would be as good, sequels rarely are. I was very pleasantly surprised, a fantastic story.
Sorry not my type of book I could not get my head round the story
He was very good
Could not finish the book
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