• If Tomorrow Comes

  • Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Nancy Kress
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (829 ratings)

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If Tomorrow Comes

By: Nancy Kress
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
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Ten years after the aliens left Earth, humanity has succeeded in building a ship, Friendship, in which to follow them home to Kindred. Aboard are a crew of scientists, diplomats, and a squad of Rangers to protect them. But when the Friendship arrives, they find nothing they expected: no interplanetary culture, no industrial base, and no cure for the spore disease. 

A timeslip in the apparently instantaneous travel between worlds has occurred, and far more than 10 years have passed. 

Once again scientists find themselves in a race against time to save humanity and their kind from a deadly virus while a clock of a different sort runs down on a military solution no less deadly to all. Amid devastation and plague come stories of heroism and sacrifice and of genetic destiny and free choice, with its implicit promise of conscious change. 

©2018 Nancy Kress (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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If “Woke” was a planet

Sorry, I know it’s a free book but I have to be honest.
The first book was better than this one! To simplistic (as if written for 12 yo child), really “wokeish” (being a liberal myself, even I couldn’t take it), and it feels like the author was paid by the word. Too long, too much bla bla. I just couldn’t wait for it to end!

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Dull

If u want to be preached to read this. Has all the politically correct symbols. It’s hard to believe what is being pushed. Like reading a dull political essay wrapped in Science fiction lacking in vision

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Terrible

I never listened to the first part, otherwise I would have never listen to this book. Most terrible plot line and shallow characters. After 2 hours I couldn't bear it anymore and stopped listening. Since it was for free I won't complain...but for the time I wasted. I hope everybody in this story succumbs to the Spores, but I just saw there is even a third book...arghhhhhh.
But apparently there are many people who like the story, so make up your own mind, but if you are looking for KTF.....there is none as far I can say!

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Just as boring as the first book

suck a cool concept for a book but there just so damn boring, I feel like they tried to give it some action with the Rangers but it didn't help. Also if you're going to use a real military unit in a book do some research or atleast talk to someone in the military. There so far off on any sort if reality with the military aspect.

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As good as the first

Lots of ideas. Good story that resists simple dichotomies of good and bad. Story works through a lot of the grey space of social complexity.

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Better than the first

Easy to pick-up since you're acquainted with a few characters and the situation. Finishes 1st

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Language spoils content, odd too that I am finding so many stories about s world wide plague and socialism.

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wow

It was rough to listen to. Disappointment after the first one. I was convinced it was a different author, but was wrong. Went from a sci-fi book to an explanation on bad military tactics. bad bad

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Couldn't handle the proper names or the plodding

I read the first book and it was interesting enough to move to the second. Kind of predictable but there was some food for thought. I never connected to the second book, but honestly it was the pronunciation of proper names on World that made me turn it off completely in Chapter 7. Not a thing that I would typically notice but somehow it became just maddening!

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I tried to like this story, it had potential...

But, I really dislike the MC. I think the author was trying for a deep reflective, astute and intelligent character. However, I find her self-centred and superficial.

It was frustrating to get through the first novel... I couldn't do the rest of the series... maybe it get better.

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Frustrating!

I am not actually sure why I saw this through.

As a species, we Humans, Terrans more specifically in the case of the book, are generally an unpleasant one and this book really goes to reinforce my feelings of us.

Instead of turning up on a planet that is known to be peaceful after being shot out of the stars by their own species, good old Terran’s then land and aggressively try to take control through weapons, refuse to follow the rules of the planet and then use the intimidation of weapons to control events around them.

I was going to listen to the third book but if it is anything like this then I’ll only spend 10 hours breathing out smoke from the nostrils and replanning my life to be lived in a bunker with no contact with the world around me, which quite frankly, seems to be falling apart in much the same theme of hatred, fear and anger. I think I’m in need of a Winnie the Pooh story now!