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Dystance: Winter's Rising | [Mark Tufo]

Dystance: Winter's Rising

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend, Cedar, and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow, she believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.
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Publisher's Summary

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence.

Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors.

With help from her best friend, Cedar, and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow, she believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

Can one teenage girl and her dream of a better life really change the whole world?

©2014 Mark Tufo (P)2014 Mark Tufo

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    Brian Menard 08-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Never ceases to amaze."
    Where does Dystance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have to put it as a 5 but I listen to alot of books so that doesn't say much. Majority are all books by Tufo so it's a win for him


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character would have to be cedar, because she is developing a tendency to stalk and listen in on Winter. Like a little guardian angel. Who also reads tons of romances.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    I would say Cedar because she's younger so she has to hit higher tones while speaking as her. She squeaks to since Cedar is 16 and is undoubtedly going through some changes.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, after the story was over I was extremely overjoyed to hear from Trip once more. Interested in how Tufo will swing that.


    Any additional comments?

    Needless to say Winter's Rising was new and to get in used to without Sean and the original Talbot clan but the characters as always grow on you. Tufo has extreme talent when creating his characters so they make you grow fond of them.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 08-02-14
    Nancy 08-02-14

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    "A perfect addition to the Talbot story"
    Would you listen to Dystance again? Why?

    I already have plans to!! In case I missed anything. I'll listen again before the next book comes out too.


    What other book might you compare Dystance to and why?

    In my realm of books it's unique. In a good way! It's dystopian. Another book genre I'm not fond of so I haven't read many. I love the gritty movies or tv shows but no ones done it good enough for me until now!


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Cedar - nuff said!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh a few times. Again, in a good way.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't been a YA in awhile so I didn't expect to like this book add to that ... Sean wasn't reading it so I was definitely reluctant. But I trust the author so I pre-ordered it. I was hooked by the end of the second chapter & it was basically a marathon listen after that. Good strong female characters!! Great believable interaction. I need to know what will happen next!! I'm already planning on buying a couple treeware books for actual YAs that I know. I'm certain they'll love it as much as I did! Can't wait for the next book! The reader did a fantastic job! I'm not a fan of female readers but she really did a great job. For the fans of ZFO ... Trip ... Ponch ... LOL

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Carmichael, CA, United States 08-01-14
    Andrea Carmichael, CA, United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Mark Tufo is Awesome!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dystance to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books. I always get the audio version.


    What other book might you compare Dystance to and why?

    i sort of felt it was kind of like Hunger Games but Winter is smarter then Catness and we are not sure why the war is happening but it is obviously for someones entertainment or experiment instead of a punishment like in hunger games. and Mark Tufo has a way of making me laugh so it was funnier then hunger games.


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    I thought she did a great job. you could tell who was speaking by her voice and she did a great job voicing each characters personality not just the characters sound.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts made me laugh. very few made me cry. i was very entertained!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I know this book is targeted towards teens and young adults but i enjoyed it as much as i have enjoyed Zombie Fallout, Indian Hill, Lycan Fallout, Timothy and The Book of Riley. Calis Rose and Spirit Clearing were good but not as funny.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    justin 08-01-14
    justin 08-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "another tufo hit!"
    Where does Dystance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    id place this book in my top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dystance?

    I love all the tie-ins from tufo's other works


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

    no.


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

    will have u at the edge of your seat


    Any additional comments?

    im a huge tufo fan and this book dose not disappoint.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Felix Corpus Christi, Texas 08-10-14
    Amanda Felix Corpus Christi, Texas 08-10-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Tufo does it again!"
    What did you love best about Dystance?

    Mark Tufo has come out with a wonderful YA series that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Set in a futuristic world that is harsh, unyielding and merciless for the inhabitants of Dystance where they are educated only enough to teach them of their duties and of an enemy they have never seen but must one day face. To harden them all children reaching their 8th birthday are thrust from the relative safety and comfort of a bio building into a world that is unforgiving and merciless. If they survive the hunger, starvation, harsh winters and roaming packs of dogs and other animals as well as the brutality of the overseers, upon reaching their 18th birthday they are sent to war. Winter has a choice; as a female she can become a breeder and stay in the relative safety of the village or go fight the war with the rest of the young men. But Winter having found a repository of books has learned to question everything she has been taught. She soon finds an ally in the head overseer, Brody who teaches her the art of sword fighting, along with her best friend Cedar and Talon, a young man who she might love if given the time. Brody believes Winter is the key to unlocking the mystery of why the war and clans have been fighting with no end in sight. After a year of training, Winter, Cedar and Talon and all other eighteen year olds are sent to a place where they will await their fate. To survive Winter must rally her fellow Distancians, make a truce with an enemy she cannot trust but must if she and her people are to survive. Treachery only a swords length away, Winter, Cedar and Talon fight for the future, for the survival of their clan and for the right to live free but only if Winter can unravel the mystery that surrounds the feuding clans and a war with no end. Mark Tufo, the author of the Zombie Fallout series has shown his mastery for spinning tales in different genres and leaving the reader and in this case, the listener wanting more. Having read the book first, I thoroughly enjoyed it but listening to it was like knowing the story for the first time. Julia Whelan does an excellent job in narrating the story of a young girl, lost in the only world she has ever known and discovers her past could very well be the answer to her future and the reason she alone can free her people and possibly stop a war that has raged for centuries. While the book is a little intense, Tufo fan's will be happy to know he has not left his trademark wit and sarcasm out of this story but allows it to shine in Cedar who comes into her own while falling in love with every male character in her romance novels, tossing out tidbits of wisdom gleamed from the pages of her beloved books. I look forward to not only reading the next in the series but listening to it as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Storyline


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

    First time I've listened to her but she was great.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Miss Whelan did a great job in the narration, hopefully she will continue to do so in this series and I will look to see what else she has narrated.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette lakeland, GA, USA 08-10-14
    Jeanette lakeland, GA, USA 08-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Score another one for MARK TUFO !!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dystance to be better than the print version?

    All most all of my "reading" is now done on audio books. However, in the books I have read AND listened to, I can say that I have always liked the audio version better. I can lean back, close my eyes, and "see" the story as it unfolds.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dystance?

    I won't say because it would be a major spoiler for any that have not had the chance to listen to this great book.


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

    This is the first book that I have listened to that Julia has read. I hope she gets the chance read the next book in this series.


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

    If there were any way possible, I would have listened non-stop.


    Any additional comments?

    I have everything that Audible has available from Mark Tufo. I plan on being able to truthfully continue to say that for as long as Mr. Tufo continues to put his wonderful books on Audible.com.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    zombiesurvivor 08-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best ever"
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    One of Mr tufos best books ever. Although I miss the old narrator I see why he shouldn't narrate this one lol

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margarette New Caney, TX, USA 08-21-14
    Margarette New Caney, TX, USA 08-21-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Tufo does it again!"
    If you could sum up Dystance in three words, what would they be?

    Courageous. Vulnerable. Seeker.


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

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Second book not available yet...Noooooooooo!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Mark Tufo's characters. They never fail to entertain.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy 08-11-14
    Timothy 08-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Tufo excellent again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dystance to be better than the print version?

    I always enjoy listening to Tufo's characters come to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All three of the main ones.


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

    No. But she is now in my list to enjoy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The prologue.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. It was a nice change on the young adult post apocalyptic story. It keeps you wanting to listen to the next chapter to find out what happens next. The characters are quite relatable and makes you wish you were there alongside them. Looking forward the to next one and the spin off from it as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    grant leggett 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "another winner from Tufo!!"
    What did you love best about Dystance?

    just a great story, the Talbot legacy carries on


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    has to be Cedar. shes a sneaky little thing


    Any additional comments?

    another great book by Tufo! story line is very interesting, keeps your attention from start to finnish. read in in 2 days, just couldn't stop reading. ready for the next in the series!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Hunger Games & Divergent But With Extras"
    Would you listen to Dystance again? Why?

    Yes, when i started i must admit i thought not another Divergent book, but no it goes way bigger!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not sure liked quite a few think Cedar due to the sence of humour :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was good but the end twists and turns and emotional roller coaster will grab you.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Mark Tufo fan, so i got this of course, after the first hour i was a bit nervous as i was thinking another divergent/hunger games but after 2 hours in i was really starting to enjoy the book, the story was getting stronger than similar ones at this stage, even if you don't get the associated references in this book to Mark's other books you will really enjoy this book, the story gets better and better and bigger and bigger. The twists an turns are very engrossing. shame only just over 10 hours as the book was done in a day, most enjoyable looking forward to the next one!

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    risca, United Kingdom
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    "IF YOU LOVE MARK TUFOS BOOKS GIVE THIS A MISS"

    I have loved all of Mark Tufos books so far and also Sean the narrator (so much that I have listened twice to all of them - something I don't usually do) .
    This story - although it has regular names thrown in from previous books, just doesn't have the same 'link' or 'feel' as the others had, mainly because it seems more like a teens book. None of the characters were particularly likeable (really wished they'd all died an hour into the book then it would have been over quicker) and I found the narrator so irritating I could only listen to small portions at a time (usually have head phones on for hours while doing mundane chores).
    The best bit was the epilogue, better narrator, more up beat, and probably means a second book, which I will not buy because of this one.
    Get rid of that narrator - she was terrible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aberdare, United Kingdom
    10/25/14
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    "Cant wait for the next one"
    What did you like most about Dystance?

    I enjoyed the whole book. I got to know the characters quite quickly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dystance?

    The fight at the end


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The training parts


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