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Winter's Rising

Dystance, Book 1
By: Mark Tufo
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Newly revised version now read by award-winning narrator Sean Runnette! 

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. 

Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. 

With help from her best friend, Cedar, and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow, she believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine. 

Can one teenage girl and her dream of a better life really change the whole world?

©2014 Mark Tufo (P)2018 Mark Tufo

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Wonderful, Great, Beautifully written

Wonderful story, great characters, and beautiful flow! Another superb one from Mark Tufo and Sean Runett.

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SEAN GIVES THIS A UNIQUE TWIST! SURPRISE ENDING!

Well, I like how Mark rebranded this one...I see what he did...and I think I kinda know where he is gonna go with this one; Well maybe..Mark is unpredictable most times....But I like what I heard! I loved the old version too, this one took me a minute to settle into, because I had listened to the old one 3 times and was in love with the characters already, I could hear them in my head, the old way...lol I am huge Sean Runnette fan, so it just took a bit to get used to this way..and he did a great job, he gave the story a lot of heart, and humor...and he made me believe it all over again...Im really excited that Winter made it this time..and I cant wait to listen to the next one!!!

ANOTHER WINNER MR TUFO!!! I RECOMMEND!!!!

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So Good!

I just loved this book and can't wait for the next one! Narrator was awesome, of course, and I have not read anything by Mark Tufo that I haven't liked. Zombies are still my favorite, but this is well worth the read/listen and highly recommended!

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Liked the Book

I liked the story but had a hard time with the narrator as, while he was good, the main character was a girl and it's so hard to listen to something in first person from a girl's perspective in a male's voice. He also sounded grandfatherly which made it worse. I would have preferred either a women narrator or perhaps both male and female for this one. Other than that, I enjoyed the story. It was unique.

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  • Scott
  • Wellston, OK, United States
  • 06-08-18

Brilliant

Worth 10 credits. I can't wait for the next one! Great story for teens to 100 year olds. Fun links to characters from the authors other series. Hunger game feel but with wonderful questions.

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great story

another great story in a long line of them. can't wait for book 2 to come or so we can find out what is next.

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mark tufo and sean do it again

Sean is a wonderful narrator. The revamping of this book is awsome! Winter is a strong female character so many books lack.

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Interesting read.

So I have come to love Mark's writings. Add Sean as a narrator and you have a winner every time. I'm digging the new characters and story line. Winter is a intriguing character. I can't wait to see how Mark develops her and where the story leads.

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  • Cam
  • Grapevine, Tx USA
  • 03-13-19

Teenage angst

Endless flirting with sophomoric sexual tension. Teenage girls might love this book - I found it insufferable.

Couldn't finish.

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couldn't stop!

This has been the best audiobook I have heard for a very long time! Was hard to put down.
Really enjoyed it.!

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  • Philomena Marsh
  • 10-08-18

Excellent

As always, Mark Tufo writes with sheer excellence, captivating the audience.
Yet another series, full of twists, turns and references back to the Talbot theme, absolutely loved it

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  • Annette Wright
  • 09-07-18

A different but no less brilliant Tufo story

If you're a Tufo fan, this story is very different to his others but no less entertaining or affecting. If you haven't read Tufo before, don't expect all his stories to be like this. What is no different however, is his fabulous storytelling and wonderfully alive characters.

I listened to he original version when it was first released and enjoyed the story. This is definitely a smoother listen and he change to Sean Runnette makes it feel like a "proper" Tufo story.

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  • Chris
  • 06-21-18

Once agai another quality book from Tufo

Please dont make me wait to long for the next instalment. Back to reality now.

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  • Beanie Birch
  • 06-13-18

better and better

Sean runnette narrates this tufo story wonderfully. having read the book some time ago and seeing that the sequel is around the corner I decided to refresh my mind and listened to it. the story is excellent and second time round I realised how well it fits into the tufoverse.
definitely recommended