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Metro 2035 Audiobook

Metro 2035

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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.

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    Stefan Dascalu Iasi 05-26-17
    Stefan Dascalu Iasi 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam S. 04-02-17
    Adam S. 04-02-17 Member Since 2017
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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..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Ramos 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Johnson 02-26-17
    Lee Johnson 02-26-17 Member Since 2014
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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


    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor 10-10-17
    Taylor 10-10-17
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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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    Chris Whittington 10-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great last chapter to the trilogy but..."

    This was a great last chapter for artyum but the afterwards could use more meat. It felt like the author said "I'm done" on the afterwards by having artyum and his wife drive off into the sun with no hint that they actually found what artyum had been looking for at the start. A better sendoff could have been done like painting a picture of artyums life five years later.

    The short of it we are not really given closure on what happened to artyum and anya; did they die from radiation overdose? Did they find a settlement on the surface? Or did they get mauled by mutants as soon as they left Moscow? We'll never really know.

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    Amanda Lori Ryan 09-13-17 Member Since 2015
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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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    Amazon Customer 09-12-17
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    "Pretty good "

    although it's not as good as Metro 2033 this book is well worth the read/listen and a very good edition to the metro series

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    Iofiel 07-31-17
    Iofiel 07-31-17
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    "Wrap-up with a shift of tone"

    Metro 2035 wraps up the series with a shift in tone as the story returns to Artyom and his feverish quest to make contact with any other survivors outside of the Metro and the blasted, radioactive ruins of Moscow. Starting as another Metro adventure/quest, the tone of the story shifts to greater themes of control, destiny and the price paid for staying content with what you know. This is a story of humans and societies -- Metro has always been in large part about the microcosms within it: Polis, Hansa, the Reds, the Fascists, etc but now the mutants and paranormal that haunted the previous books are gone with scarcely a word and the story remains firmly on mankind's treatment of itself, not Dark Ones, winged demons or psychic influences. Many key players from the previous books return, changed in the intervening years. The ending is a bit rushed and the ending analogies a little heavy-handed but the book overall will likely satisfy fans of the first two. A few parts start to drag or go on overly long but (again) if you read the first couple books you're likely used to it by now.

    On the audio front, Degas continues to give a strong performance although this was the first book where I had a little trouble at times telling characters apart, especially during long conversations.

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    Amazon Customer 07-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "metro 2035"

    A bittersweet journey that twists and turns through this amazing series' finale. I would love to see another trilogy which would continue Artyom's journey through the new world he fought for!

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  • ollie griffiths
    2/22/17
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    "Another fantastic instalment"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Sears
    9/8/17
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    "Great listen!"

    Great performance, decent story. Still better than the second instalment. Definitely worth the read. Try it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel Karl Curtis
    8/17/17
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    "An excellent sequel to 2033"

    Despite not following on directly from 2033, set instead after the events of the video game "Metro: Last Light", this is a excellent sequel. Continuing the story of Artyom as he finds out one of the Metros deepest secrets, and setting up the story for the upcoming game "Metro: Exodus." Rupert Degas' narration is superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Inc.
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    5/1/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karl T.
    4/26/17
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    "cracking finish to a great series"

    i loved it, would recommend to everyone who is a fan of post apocalyptic settings

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whaldo Hall
    4/16/17
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    "Poetic, dark and adventurous"

    progress in parts were very long but everything was expressed extremely well. The narrator did a really good job. Thank you for a pretty dark and cool adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valkyrie Skies
    Ireland
    3/18/17
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    "Disappointing"

    An anti-climactic and weak end to the series which lost most of the first book's wonder and charm, devaluing a fascinating and unique setting with Illuminati-style nonsense and various questionable plot twists that become obnoxiously predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michelle
    3/14/17
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    "Not as good as the 1st two"

    Bit of a letdown. Some parts went on a bit and lost its way but it was a must after reading the 1st two. It was nice how he spliced the 1st two books into the 3rd. Linked up well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anders Johansson
    3/2/17
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    "Definitely top 2 in the trilogy."

    Rupert Degas. Good as always. Now I'm sad to know that there isnt a 2036

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Watkins
    2/26/17
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    "a must have for fans of the franchise"

    this is just as good as metro 33 and brings the saga to a fitting end. a must have for any fan of the metro books and games

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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