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World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely in their orbits. Radio is mute on all frequencies. The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city.

It's there, hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was constructed as the world's largest air-raid shelter, where now people try to outlive the end of days. It's there that they created a new world for themselves. The stations of the Metro became city-states, and its citizens, torn apart by religions and ideologies, are fighting for now-scarce commodities: air, water, and space.

This tiny underground world can only remind humans of an immense world they once were the masters of. It's been 20 years since Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once had. But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from the underground onto the surface.

And he will.

©2015 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2016 Andrew Bromfield (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Really great stories.

The second of this trilogy wasn't that great, but the third was well worth it. I got into these books after playing the video games and the books are even better than the game was..

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great ending to the book series

the book overall was fantastic, I was a bit nervous because of the reviews but it ended up being great. they didn't really mention any mutants or anything other then genetically deformed people, but I didn't mind that. I thought it was a nice (as nice as you can get in the metro) ending to the trilogy of the books. I'm excited to see where the game tales arytom next.

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Glukhovsky has evolved with his trilogy.

As the second feels different from the first, the third is different from the previous two. Glukhovsky evolved his style with his trilogy, and here, in the final installment, that style matches the story, becuase Artyom has aged with his experiences. Most of the main cast, those surviving at least, from the previous books stop by to say "farewell". At times I did wonder if this story had all been intended from the initial book, or if it was a case of the author changing his intent to continue the plot. Either way, the story fits. A reader, having to rely soley of the knowledge a character can give him, feels the discoveries of Artyom in the very heart of oneself. It is a lovely, dark and fantastic tale.

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I was so excited, I pre-ordered the book... oops..

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book was unlike the rest of the books in his story... You can always tell when a writer is out of material because they fill space with cursing and sex. The "f-bombs" were over the top and at one point as a character drops the skirt of a woman to finger her in front of her husband, I just had enough. In one chapter the author drops the dialogue tags (ie "said Sally" "responded Joe") The narrator tried to change voices as best he could, but it was terrible. If that was what the first 2 books had been like, that would be expected, but this was so unlike the author that it was sad.

Has Metro 2035 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I liked the first two books.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favorite?

Even though the story line is pitiful, Rupert Degas does a great job in the performance

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swapped horror for conspiracies

supernatural theme vanished, replaced by abusive sexual tones. bad exchange, even with great narrator. disappointed.

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A deparure from the original

New directions are fun. And sometimes necessary. There will be some that would argue that this change was a necessary change. But i would argue that this book was not.

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a good ending to a excellent series

the book was great. dark and gritty. without spoilers I only wish there was a summary are of what happen to the people. you get the gist tho. always how it is when a series ends. you want to know just a little bit more

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ending

good conclusion to the metro series as a whole, would've liked to know more about what happened after is all

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Great finish

loved the book the whole way through only issue is for the "final book" it was a bad ending because the entire story builds up this situation that doesn't even happen and it's left me with now questions than answers, still worth the read to end Artyoms story but be warned

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  • Cody
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  • 06-20-18

The Best of a Great Series

All of the Metro books are great, but this one is amazing. It's hard to imagine where they could go from the previous books, but this book manages to forge ahead into new territory and, in my opinion, surpass what came before it.

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  • Magic Inc.
  • 05-01-17

The end of the end is here.

Would you try another book written by Dmitry Glukhovsky or narrated by Rupert Degas?

Yes I would listen to another book. Don't wanna brag but I have already listened to three. Metro 2033, Metro 2034 and Metro 2035.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I was looking forward to seeing where this book was going to end. I was really looking to see if there was anyone alive on the surface still.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favourite?

Think I will have to say Artyom. I had a bit of a wobble liking him when he started acting like a spoiled kid and made all the wrong decisions after quick snap judgements without thinking things through.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I would the first book Metro 2033 but i think the other two books don't have a big enough hook to make a movie with it.

Any additional comments?

All three of the Metro books are worth a listen and Rupert Degas did a brilliant job of reading and making all the characters different. I can't think of any that were the same or just slight variant of other voices he did. Some of the words in Russia i mauled while trying to read the book but listening to him read it it was so much easier to understand.

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  • Miss J M Beckett
  • 05-14-18

disappointed

disappointing finish to what could have been a very good story. good build up and well read just feel let down at the ending or is it leading to a 2036?

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  • ollie griffiths
  • 02-22-17

Another fantastic instalment

A brilliant listen. I hope they make a third metro game this year. Fingers crossed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-18

Great book

Great book last in the series I was really disappointed when it ended. would recommend this book

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  • Adam Nicol
  • 06-13-18

a dissapointing ending

narrator was superb... but this final part of the trilogy left something to be desired.

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  • Jamie
  • 04-14-18

An Amazing Story

The Metro series never failed to entice me. The story itself is constantly making you question what you previously thought. As Artyom begins to have more positive experience life in the metro reminds him that life is not so easy.

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  • Jason F.
  • 04-10-18

Brilliant

Just completed the trilogy, and what an absolute thrill it was. The story is phenomenal and the ending has left me awe struck. Rupert Degas did an excellent job narrating throughout the entire trilogy and it really made me feel like I was part of the story. This has left me not only excited for the newest game but also the possibilities of future movies too. Excellent franchise.

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  • emily
  • 02-21-18

Fantastic

Really good trilogy. One chapter about halfway confused me as I didn't know who was talking and there was like 3-4 people in the scene. But it's not plot heavy. Enjoyed the ending even though it's not what I would of liked. Time to play through all the games now in preparation for the new one later this year!

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  • Orgmo
  • 02-15-18

Excellent cap on a thrilling trilogy

What made the experience of listening to Metro 2035 the most enjoyable?

Being so invested in some of these characters by now, and the setting being so richly fleshed-out.

What does Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The accents he does for the characters embody a rich russian voice, without losing comprehensibility, and really add texture to the character behind the dialogue

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

Some of the revelations in this book were particularly hard-hitting.

Any additional comments?

Bit of an odd choice to refer to Artyom's home station as Exhibition of Economic Achievement in this book as opposed to ВДНХ (VDNKh) in the previous two, threw me off guard to begin with.

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  • Edmund O Callaghan
  • 11-26-17

absolutely amazing story, its my new favourite

I've read the book and that was completely out of this world, if you like post apocalyptic and all things Russian then you'll love this story, it emersed me into 2 weeks of continuous reading, after that I decided why not get the audio book, and the audio book is nearly just as good as reading it, its a great way to relive the story without the Hassel of reading.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-18

Sad that it ended.

The Metro series is one of my all time favorites. A great story by Dmitry Glukhovsky and masterful narration by Rupert Degas.