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Metro 2035

By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
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Publisher's summary

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.

About the Creator

Dmitry Glukhovsky, born in Moscow in 1979, graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in journalism and international relations. He worked as a TV journalist in France and Russia, and reported for German and Israeli Public National Radio. Glukhovsky is fluent in English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish. Because of his outspoken position on the Putin administration in general and the war against Ukraine in particular, he was sentenced to eight years of prison. The writer lives in exile. The idea to create the internationally acclaimed science-fiction series Metro goes back to his youth: He started it at the age of 16, spending hours in the underground on his way to school. Glukhovsky´s first theater play, The White Factory, is a major success in London. He also engages in the TV, film, and gaming industries as a script writer.