Corim Colleran is born into a cold and sterile world. In tiny apartments, meager meals are delivered through chutes in the cupboards. In robot-run schools, sexual development is cultivated with clinical precision. No one can leave their corner of the city. No one can change the course of their predetermined days, or the length of their preset lifespans.
The only real thing Corim can choose is the woman he loves, but the life he builds with her is torn apart by a violent encounter with one of society's elites. Corim goes down a twisted path where he discovers the answers to his lifelong questions about the system ruling him. He also discovers the will to fight it.
The gripping story of Three Days Breathing combines a classic sci-fi aesthetic with modern takes on love, loss, and individualism. Listeners should be advised it contains adult themes and moderate violence.
©2016 Mike Maguire (P)2016 Mike Maguire
I enjoyed this novel about a dystopian future where people's life span length is predetermined, depending on what "Order: someone is born into. The story follows Corim, who is born into the General Order, where men live to be 36 years old.
This sci fi story is dark, sexual, and has some great ideas about future technology. This book reminding me a a Brave New World.
I thought the narration was good. The narrator has a pleasant voice, and the pacing was good. I thought maybe that his range of voices could have been a bit larger, but all-in-all, I thought it was good.
I was given this audiobook for a fair and honest review.
Yes, I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend. A unique take on a futuristic society that hides the secrets of it's framework from the lower class society that is tasked with keeping the infrastructure running.
To avoid specific spoilers, the action scenes were awesome and kept me hanging on the edge of my seat. The detailed fistfight scenes and exploding buildings replay in my mind immediately when recalling this book. I also liked trying to picture the Medbots and how the dystopian landscape would look and compare to ours.
I have not heard any of Brandon's other books but I'll check them out for sure, he did an amazing job with Three Days Breathing!
Three Days Breathing made me recognize my own mortality and question my own lifelong motives and goals. Hearing about one generation grow up with the same boring life path and working the same menial jobs as their parents had me questioning how that relates to my own place in society.
Three Days Breathing was amazing. Equal parts The Giver, the Matrix and They Live, McGuire artfully crafts a unique landscape and drops his characters directly into his world and watches them respond. Brandon Hearnsberger did a fantastic job of reading and kept me engaged throughout. I found myself taking extra long lunch breaks so I could get in the car and continue what I had started in the commute. I would definitely recommend this audio book to others.
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