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Ark

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Narrated by: Evan Rachel Wood
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (432 ratings)

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Audible narration by Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.

It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.

As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.

Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

©2019 Veronica Roth (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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OMG let me save you an hour of your life

this is not a spoiler because this story is horrible.

it's the end of the world and humanity has evacuated to another planet at the last minute someone discovers a new flower the end.

how does garbage like this get curated? is it the idea of curating to select good stories for a collection? dammit?

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Couldn’t Finish

Slow and boring! The narrator’s voice was so slow it could have put me to sleep. With 20 minutes left, I was so irritated I just abandoned it. I don’t know how it ends, and I really don’t care! Hoping the others in this series are better than this one.....😴😑

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boring

Unfortunately it was a snore fest.
However if you'd like a nap I recommend this.
Bye bye

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A nice, quick listen

This was the first book I listened to in the Forward Collection and I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was a nice, quick listen, and the more I think about it, the more I want to hear of the story.

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Too short!

Man I was just getting into this book. As I listened was thinking...this ought to be a tv series!

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 10-12-19

Different Than I Expected, But I Enjoyed It

When I first finished this book, I was kind of in a state of shock. Not a “oh man, this book was fantastic” but more of a… “hmm I don’t know how I feel about this book” kind of shock. Ark tells a story of the inevitable meteor coming to destroy the Earth – specifically a story about a group of people who are working on classifying different plants before joining the others on their new planet.

I don’t know exactly why I didn’t know how I felt but part of it was that this story compared to some of the others in this series was a little more literary in it’s writing style. I’ve read other books from Roth and this was a little bit different. She didn’t go with the typical YA that we’re used to from her but wrote a more literary-focused short story. The story itself was probably forgettable on it’s own if it weren’t for some of the apparent voodoo she put in it.

I was standing in the grocery store preparing to buy my wife some flowers to celebrate her passing a civil service promotional exam when I saw an orchid and it brought me right back to this book. Roth was able to do this without me even realizing it. She wrote a short story that apparently sat in my subconscious for almost a week and then sprung back out – allowing me to think about it again.

It wasn’t a perfect story and wasn’t a five in my eyes, but it was a real and touching story. I thought the characters, while flawed, were believable and that they didn’t jump off the page but sank, deep into me waiting for another day to strike out and hit me.

Ark is a story about the feelings you have when you think everything is changing. When you think about taking back control after being out of control for so long. It was a very different story than I expected, but one that I did enjoy.

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boring!!!

maybe this just isn't my type of story but I found it very boring..I listened to it on my hour drive home...I can not tell you much about the story because it didn't hold my attention..

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Dull intro to the Forward Series

I love Evan Rachel Wood so I was particularly disappointed by the dull performance. It's hard to say if it's her fault though as the material was boring and maybe she was doing her best existential this is the future voice. Hopefully the rest are better. I listened free with Kindle Unlimited, it wouldn't have been worth a credit.

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Not what I expected!

I was disappointed when I got to the end. I'm not sure I know why

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Great short story from Divergent author

I am not a fan of short stories because they never seem to tell the whole thing - I always want more, but seeing a short from Veronica Roth made me need to grab it. Yep,.. too short. I wanted more! BUT for a short story, this was well written (of course, Veronica could do nothing but!) and did have a satisfying conclusion. Great way to spend an hour's commute. Highly recommended.

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  • Diane Severson
  • 09-25-19

Nice, but not spectacular

I enjoyed it. It was a nice diversion for the 45 minutes or so (I listened at 1.5x speed), but it didn’t move me as much as I think was intended. Evan Rachel Wood’s narration was a little bland but competently done.