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Publisher's Summary

Five hundred years in the future, earth is no longer populated by humans.

The new guardians of Earth, the genetically engineered Erta, have reversed climate change. They are now faced with a dilemma; if they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo sapiens, all of their work will be undone.

They decide to raise one final child, a sole human to help decide if humanity should again inherit the Earth.

But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected and that there is more to humanity's history than she has been told.

©2020 Adrian J. Walker (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

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What a tale!

I smiled and cried - was furious and delighted. After listening to The Last Dog on Earth, I didn’t think I would find so unique an experience with the same author, but I was wrong. Mr. Walker is so imaginative and has the writing chops to bring his imagination to life. Ms. O’Donnell is a the perfect narrator for this book. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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HORRIBLE NARRATOR!!!!!

The book description sounds right up my sci-fi alley! After 2 chapters I HAD HAD HAD to delete it. The NARRATOR was horrible, so bad I could not concentrate on the book. Soon after starting she takes over another character, who is over weight, so she talks like a drunk Jabba the hut. Really really distracting. I would love to get my money back.

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Nobody’s perfect

Even superior beings created to right humanity’s wrongs fall prey to some of humanity’s strengths and weaknesses. I enjoyed this story and I was surprised by the ending.

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Engaging and thought provoking

I listened to "The Last Dog on Earth" first, and moved on to this book. Both were really great, captivating stories. Emotions, thoughts provoked. Recommend both stories!

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interesting

I preferred his other books but this was a very curious journey!! A human story.

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Great Book

Loved it. Slow at firsr, but became very enjoyable. Not what I had expected and great ending.

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Unusual and Amazing

This story is a very unique concept . The story sort of pulls you along and the characters draw you in. You start out feeling about the main character one way but by the end of the story feeling completely differently. I have three autistic children , so I could relate to the main character's logic driven persona, and the way it changes as the story progresses . The narrator has such a lovely voice and is an amazing storyteller. I'm off to look for more stories from this author !

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A climate change and de-growth novel

This was a “told you so” of climate change. Bad man destroyed the earth but managed to create a hybrid, an enhanced human race that saved the planet. They lived “in harmony” with nature by eliminating most technology and the production of any goods was controlled by strict dictates. No roads, no cars, no transportation, no computers, no telephones, no tv’s, etc. etc.
The ultimate de-growth movement….

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Interesting concept, but...

I liked the start, but it got really, really slow. Couldn't finish it. I did enjoy the narrator's voice.

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I LOVED this book!

I loved the original ideas and fantastic story! I could not put it down. I highly recommend.

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  • 07-09-20

The Boring Son

The premise to this book was very interesting, although in the end it was a bad version of the Terminator!!!

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  • 12-12-20

Unsuitable natation.

I could not finish as I could not get past the narration, which was difficult to follow freely.

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  • 07-04-20

Bloody good book

Brilliant story, world and character building.
Narration was excellent and totally added to the story
Loved it, would go so far to say one of the best books Ive heard/read

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  • 07-04-20

The feeling of Water ship down

Great book but not sure if I should cry or smile or be angry with it.. I suppose it’s a sign of a good book!

Slow starting but it needs to be slow for the finality of it it is a story that once you start you need to follow to its end to understand or infer the meaning

Well narrated the Scottish accent giving it the musical femininity the story needs

A good original story well done

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  • VJ
  • 06-30-20

Exceptionally Good!

A thoroughly captivating story that is totally enthralling from start to finish.

Very well written & exceptionally well narrated.

Highly recommend!

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  • Dawn
  • 05-30-22

Loved this book!

I loved this book. I intended to make this book last over my week off work but ended up listening in just over two days! Great story, loved the characters and the narrator was brilliant. I was sorry when the story ended I wanted more! :)

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  • Annamaria
  • 11-11-21

Thought-provoking!

A very enjoyable story, narrated beautifully, with a stark message for humanity. A highly recommended read.

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  • darren bowering
  • 07-21-21

fantastic

really enjoyed the story,and bit slow to start but then it gets you gripped, and the narrator made the book come to life.

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  • Zoe mckechnie
  • 04-21-21

stop browsing get this book now

this week I went through further traumactic events in all honesty I lost the tinny bit of hope I had remaining. Adrian and Alison with this you replaced it and added to it and am unable to express how grateful I am at this moment XX thankyou

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  • Brian
  • 04-04-21

An interesting perspective.

It took me a bit of time to get into this book, but worthwhile in the end. The story, while fictional deals with real subject matters. In particular the love of a child and a single mothers perspective taken from an unusual detatched point of view. it also askes the question are humans all that bad? oh well ill leave that for you to decide 🙂

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  • John - Brisbane
  • 06-03-21

What a great story

Loved this story, best I have listened to since Udo the digger, it was a bit different to the usual space ships, enhanced soldier type of scfi books I normally read and I was a bit apprehensive about the purchase, then when I heard the narrator was female and Scottish I groaned inwardly BUT the story and the narration was brilliant, In fact I'm going to find the authors other books and the narrators narrations right now.

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  • Dr Caff
  • 03-04-21

This book gets better with each telling

Alison brings Adrian’s thought-provoking stories to life. I fall in love with the characters more and more

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