It is 2041. Mankind has pushed his planet from rapid climate change to the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the midst of the chaos, brilliant young scientists Jon Castel and Levi Clarke discover new data that suggests the situation is far more dire than anyone could have predicted. Soon after, the President forms a task force bent on taking drastic action against the impending doom. Through Jon's leadership, the task force determines that the best possible hope for mankind is to begin colonizing the moon, and eventually, Mars. Only a civilization that can come together from all corners of the globe will be able to handle such an immense problem. This will prove to be the ultimate test of unity and equality. Friendships are made, a love is rekindled, and an out of this world adventure ensues. Will mankind be forced into space? Who will be sent? What will they find there? What will happen to those left on Earth? Ironically, it may take the worst disaster man has ever known to uncover the greatest discovery in the history of mankind.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Actual voice actors with actual intonation
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Could not get past the first 10 minutes because the reader was so bad
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He was completely flat and expressionless
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Warned?
I can not comment because I stopped listening
Any additional comments?
I have listened to hundreds of books, this was, without a doubt my biggest disappointment. The subject seemed very interesting. I can not imagine why a person who's art form is writing would think that they are equally adept at performance. In the future leave the actors to the acting.
Where does Warned rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of the better books I've listened to. I did not care for the narrator who was the author, but the story was one I could not turn off. Thanks to my Kindle Fire, I listened to it all day. This book dealt with a wide variety of topics including over population; global warming; solar flares; melting ice caps; the importance of our space program to humankind's continued existence; the waste of money and resources on the military in light of potential global catastrophes (real threats), terraforming Mars; the new physics, God, demi gods,and alien life forms; positive and negative aspects of technology, the cost and danger of nuclear waste; and potential solutions to today's problems. The story line was well paced with adequate character development. This is a book that I will think about for a long time to come and anticipate listening to again.
What other book might you compare Warned to and why?
Warned is dystopian SciFi similar to the books "When the World's Collide" and "After the World's Collide." The underlying profound philosophical concepts are reminiscent of the Star Trek TV series and movies.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The author narrator writes much better then he narrates. This book should be re-narrated by a seasoned Audible narrator. It is an outstanding book. The narrator read it without changing his voice to represent various characters. He has a halting rather then flowing reading style. To his credit, he annunciates words well and is easy to understand. I appreciate and applaud his effort.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Wake Up, Change for the Good, and Save Our Planet. The Alternatives, Relocating to the Moon or Mars, Are Too Bleak....