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In the fall of 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, embarked on a series of high-energy experiments. No one knows exactly what went wrong, but in the blink of an eye, thousands of possible universes all condensed into a single reality....

Between a desert and a dried up sea lies the town of Watering Hole, the only oasis for miles and the home of our intrepid heroes Shaani and Xoota. After some rather harrowing adventures in the desert, they are followed home by a swarm of empathic earwigs. As if a psychic bug infestation weren't enough, the town's water supply has suddenly died up. Where there was once fresh water to spare, there is only a trickle of brackish sludge. Theorizing that the water came from a source beyond the desert, Shaani proposes an expedition to re-establish the town's water supply. Xoota, of course, is voted to go with her. Crossing the desert has never been done - and with water in short supply, the task seems impossible. But the ever-helpful Shanni appeals to the town patron Benek, and his love of cryogenically frozen brides, to back the project. What follows is the adventure of a thousand lifetimes.

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Rats and rodents where the rubber hits the road.

If you could sum up Red Sails in the Fallout in three words, what would they be?

Inventive, imaginative,fun.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Sails in the Fallout?

When, tongue in cheek, the main character's name the intelligent plant, Russel.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the land shark gets attacked by the razorback pigs. The troupe losses it's water in the attack. Stranded in the desert with water gone the group gets blown off course only to end up in more danger when they crash their land sail into an oasis.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I found coming bask to it after a few hours a good stint in the post apocalyptic world.

Any additional comments?

This is a romp with gamma irradiated rodents that have lots of character. It shows just how animalistic humans can be and how human evolved rodents, bugs and plants can be.
Wigwig is a real treat!

Worth the read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Universally Enjoyable Science Fantasy

If you could sum up Red Sails in the Fallout in three words, what would they be?

Imaginative, Sometimes Humorous, and Incredibly Compelling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed each of the characters - aspects of the two main characters reminded me of my wife, actually. Though so far I haven't been able to appropriately describe the comparisons to her. As far as I know, my wife is not a mutant.

What does Amanda Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Amanda Carlin is one of the best readers I've heard. I'll be looking for more from her.

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

I was surprised by some of the emotional moments that occurred. I really don't want to spoil those. In fact, I'll lend a bit of perspective; I'm in my forties, and I've read hundreds of books during my life - an eclectic variety comprising multiple genres. On rare occasions, I've picked up something produced by Wizards Of The Coast, as I am an avid devotee of role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World. And I have to say that not only is this one of the most engaging, unique, and best-written sci-fi/fantasy books I've had the pleasure of listening to and reading, it's one of the best books I've read, on the whole. And unlike many of the books to which I've already referred, there's really no need to have any familiarity with the sort of characters or landscape reflected in Gamma World in order to enjoy it. Paul Kidd has written an incredibly entertaining adventure featuring characters that are as strange as they are familiar. The reader, Amanda Carlin, is well-suited to this story. She's absolutely one of the best readers I've heard - her mastery of conveying the book's tone, character accents, and overall brilliance is addictive. I genuinely hope readers far and wide who enjoy this sort of imaginative escapism will purchase this book

Any additional comments?

Please give this a try. And don't leave it sitting in your library for months, as I did. It is worth your time.

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Excellent Fantasy Novel , lovable characters easily entranced

Amazing story, extremely entertaining. I have already listened it 3 times. Whenever I'm not sure what book to get next I listen to this story again. Narration is top notch. Love Paul Kidd. I hope Audible narrates the rest of his books!

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A Perfect Picture of D&D Gamma World

I've followed Gamma World's 7 "mutations" from the 80's to now. This is the first time sitting back and enjoying a perfect depiction of the game without actually Game Mastering. This version of GW, featuring, the Big Mistake, is my favorite. The author did an amazing job conveying aspects of the game and that setting (the monsters, the Alpha Mutations and Omega Tech, etc.). The pacing, the scene descriptions... On Point! The narrator put a cinema in my mind's eye. The perfect mixture of absurd humor, wonderment, and thrilling scenes. My sincere thanks to all involved.

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Fun adventure

Awesome performance by Amanda Carlin. The story was fun while providing a dose of mystery. Read it.

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  • maus
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • 02-05-14

I want more!

What did you love best about Red Sails in the Fallout?

The characters where awesome! I really wish there where more books in this series!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Xoota and Shaani have this great chemistry between them. Wigwig is the most adorable insect swarm ever! And you'll just love to hate Benek. ><

What does Amanda Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her reading is stunning! Good character voices! You'll hang on her every word! I just love her performance of Xoota!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but thankfully its to long for just one sitting! I have listened to it twice now and I am looking forwarded to listening to it agin! Tho I do wish there was more books in this series… Especially with Xoota and Shaani in them!

Any additional comments?

I cant wait for my next credit! So I can listen to some of the books written by Paul Kidd and narrated by Amanda Carlin! This book was an amazing gem to fined and I am existed to get to lessen to more from the talented people that made this such a fun experience!

Thanks for writing and reading for us!

Your new fan!

^^

Maus

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  • Chris
  • Powell, WY, United States
  • 07-14-17

A GIANT story about mutant animals.

I like sci fi, but every book out now is all about big ships battling it out jumping through space wherever. Once in a while something a little different comes out. But this has everything that made sci fi great. The story, the characters, and the world, feel fresh and new. This is the only book have listened to three times, in many, many years.

Also, if Gamma World were a living breathing world instead of game, this would be it. I loved Gamma World, but everyone else was playing D&amp;D. You don't need to know anything about the game to understand this story. In fact the story is kind of how the game should be played if you have a really good GM.

I really, really hope that Paul Kidd gets to pen more of these adventures. It would be great to know what happens with our super mutant team next.

The narrator is great too, she makes it easy to know which person is speaking, the voice is clear and well understood, keeps you engaged, and really tells the story. Wigwig is the best voice.

I can't even remember much about the first book, but this one will stay with me for awhile. I highly recommend this book.