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Red Rising Audiobook

Red Rising

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Publisher's Summary

Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

©2013 Pierce Brown (P)2014 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice in science-fiction and fantasy"

"The writing is excellent and the story is better. This is one terrific fantasy book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone." Terry Brooks, author of The Sword of Shannara

"The heart-stopping excitement of the Hunger Games meets the pulse-pounding majesty and complexity of Game of Thrones, all wrapped up in the visionary beauty and melancholy of Blade Runner... A shot of adrenalin for your imagination." (Star Magazine)

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  • P. Kirkbright
    Halifax, UK
    3/3/16
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    "Thoroughly engaging."

    This was recommended to me by a friend who I'm fairly sure I now owe a large favour.

    It's narrated very well, emotion coming through when appropriate, though the action sequences can feel a little flat in the delivery. The narrators accent feels entirely appropriate to the character.
    The story almost lost my interest once or twice in the middle, as I felt it took heavy inspiration from other popular works and the parallels were strong enough to almost put me off. I'll not spoil anything by mentioning which parts, as the first third of the story has enough tension without me spoiling it. By the end, I was very glad I'd stayed with it.
    The main character stays true to himself, and his arc through the story feels natural. He makes mistakes, throughout the story, but learns from them as he goes. He's not perfect, though he's still the hero of the piece, so is more capable than others around him.
    Overall, I'd certainly recommend it, and I'll be going through the sequels quickly enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chelann
    2/9/16
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    "Excellent"

    Great pace. Great characters. Unbelievable plot twists. Clever. Sly. Brutal. Funny. Perfect Sci-fi book In my opinion

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E L Harding
    12/9/15
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    "A great read :)"

    I found this book to be a great listen, very much a battle royale/hunger games style of story. Not too much science fiction which is just right for me. Pulled on my heart strings a few times.
    The narrator was also very good, I enjoyed listening to his performance, he had good pacing and excellent tone.
    Overall, loved this book :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ellie illing
    8/30/16
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    "Not for everyone"

    I can see why this book is popular however it's not for everyone. It starts quite interesting however, it just goes on to be a very long type war a bit like hunger games when they are in the arena. There is a lot of strategies and smart moves to get to the top. I started to get quite bored. It would be good for someone who likes books about wars. There are lots of characters it's hard to remember who is who.

    (spoilers but you find out early on in the book) The book is set in the future where everyone lives on different planets like mars and pluto and there are people in charge called golds and all the other 'colours' serves them. Reds are at the bottom our hero is a red and he finds out he is a slave to the golds so he wants to get revenge and let everyone else know. So he infiltrants the golds to try and get to the top because that's the only way he can stop the golds.

    I haven't yet finished the book but I feel it is dragging on at the moment and it needs to move on from the type war thats happening and move on to more exciting things. The idea of the book is very interesting but it needs to escalate faster than it does.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janne
    7/3/16
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    "After an obvious beginning, powerful storytelling."

    A story that grabs you by your empathy, lifts you up and chokes you breathless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ash
    6/21/16
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    "Slow start but stick with it "

    The story is slow to get started. However I would stick with it as it does get interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Burton
    6/14/16
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    "Pax au Telemanus!"

    Best book I've had the pleasure of experiencing in sometime. The start is a little slow but stick with it and you will love this book. It's brave new world, meets Enders game, meets Harry Potter and hunger games. Wonderful narrator and all round worthy of 5 stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    5/8/16
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    "Go Reaper!"

    for loves of Hunger Games and Scorch Trials. you would love this. excellent story, and original aspects fused with Greek and Roman gods made mortal. it's a great way to give us a sci-fi told as an epic fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Pilling
    4/27/16
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    "excellent"

    bit of a slow start but wow made up for it when it got going looking forward to book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/14/16
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    "phenomenally wonderful"

    Excellent story with real characters in an alternative world held me through the whole book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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