Redfall is the first installment of what should be a great new series. I am a big fan of the apocalypse/society breakdown/zombie stories, and this fit..Show More »s right into that genre. The story takes place in a future where the world has transformed into a more dangerous place. Government corruption and additional controls are working to clamp down freedom in this new world. Jay Falconer did a wonderful job painting the picture in this future landscape. He gives a great twist to future society without going off the deep end and making it completely evil and dark. The plot of book one revolves around some new technology that is unleashed, and Jay does good job explaining it in a believable way. The characters are well developed and behave in a very believable manner.
Gary Tiedmann (Narrator) does a very solid job. I enjoyed the way he changed his pitch and tone between characters so that you easily understand who is speaking. Overall I really enjoyed this book and am excited to listen to book 2.
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Follow Simon and his teenage counterparts as they uncover more of the truth.
4.5 out of 5 stars
I will try my best not to write any ..Show More »major spoilers to the first book, but I make no promises since this is a direct continuation. Characters who are alive or not may be mentioned. If you have not read the first book, I would recommend you do so before you begin to read this review.
Redfall: Freedom Fighters picks up where the first Redfall book leaves off. The kids from Pandora are trying to gather information and work with Simon Redfall to figure out their next move. Wix’s brother’s camp has been attacked and now we must find out if he has made it or not. All the while the red rain still continues to fall.
Gary Tiedemann did the narration for Freedom Fighters and he did a fantastic job, just like the first book. Using different voices for different characters allows the listener to follow along easily and without confusion. I'm glad that Falconer is working with Tiedemann -- he has the perfect voice for Simon and gives the kids and other characters great voices too.
Freedom Fighters answers a lot of questions from the first novel, but still leaves me asking some more when it finishes. And saying "finished" is a strong word to use as Falconer also leaves this book pretty open. I 100% understand that reasoning behind ending it where he did from a trilogy standpoint. But to me as a reader, I felt a little bummed out that I have to go and get the last book to get an “ending.” At least, I hope that there is some sort of conclusion in the third book.
The attention to detail is something that really keeps me coming back for more. You can really tell that Falconer knows his stuff. From weaponry to proper military formation and tactics -- the Redfall series has it all. A master at the modern-day cliffhanger ending. (Even if it drives me nuts.)
With that being said, I still really enjoyed Freedom Fighters. Falconer really sucked me in with the first book and I feel for the characters and the unique plot. Well, this picks up where it left off and doesn’t really take his foot off of the gas until the book ends.
Overall, the story was just as interesting as the first Redfall book. Allowing the reader to be taken along for a thrill-ride full of undercover meetings, the mysterious red rain, the clouds, all their stored energy, and kids who won’t back down from a fight. Redfall: Freedom Fighters was a wonderful continuation of the series and I cannot wait to hear the third book!
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