The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.
©2009 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2013 Andrew Bromfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Metro 2033 was pretty good. This is nothing like it, except of a few good paragraphs. There's no coherent plot, no stand out characters, nothing. It's basically a few people walking the tunnels for no real reason with a few things happening for no reason. I was extremely disappointed.
This is one of those books,you will regret nvr listening to,and shouldn't be a good read.It's set in the subway,where survivors have fled,the surface is now a wasteland populated by horrors and dangers that only the brave dare engage,why and how this happened,and the disappearances of heavily armed groups who simply put ther weapons down a die,or are ripped apart,mankind is no longer master of his environment.How the author has managed to write about something that isnt the most interesting of subjects,the subway,has been turned into a must read,listen.
Yes, If you enjoyed the original you'll probably like this too.
This is a dreamier more descriptive book than the original, still an excellent read.
Sorry not my type of book I could not get my head round the story
He was very good
Could not finish the book
"An average follow up to the splendid 2033"
I really loved 2033 and had high expectations on this sequel, but unfortunately it failed to deliver. Even though pretty well narrated by Rupert Degas the story never caught on with me. Glukhovsky didn't manage to recreate the intense and dark feeling that made the first book so special.
It was a bit different campared to the first book but the Metro feel is still there and I an glad to hear that its the same narrator as in the first book
"An honestly good story"
This is the story about hope and following dreams even if they are rubbish and false. Although not the story of Artyom. It is the story of hunter and his what had happened to him and his resurfacing. Brought through the eyes or Homer and others.
It is really a good read and the performance is brought out very well. Each character comes out in the vocalists work fluidly. Just sit back and enjoy the story.
"A riveting tale far from the liking of the game."
At first I glanced over the book thinking of the videogame but once I started listening I realized the book took on a while new approach well after the time period of the first book. Cascading the reader into a deep erotic view of life in a post apocalyptic life underground. This book leaves warmth in my imagination like no other.
"Nothing to do with first book or games."
It was hard to follow right out of the gate. I had to give this one a second listen. It has nothing to do with the first book or either of the video games. You are very deep into the story before they bring up the main character from the first book and his inclusion will make you wish they left him out of this story. This book is about Hunter, a young girl, an old man and a mysterious virus. It is a good story, set in the same dark and scarey METRO system of Moscow. The author didnt tie the two books together enough for me I guess. He does have the protagonists big reveal tie into the dark ones but waites almost untill the end of the book to do it. I guess if you really want to learn more about the dark ones and what became of them, you'll just have to play the video games. Still, this book is definately worth a listen, just dont go into it expecting to learn anything more about the events and characters of the first book than you already know.
"Like a Sophomore Album"
This addition to Metro 2033 is about as fulfilling as Michael Crichton's The Lost World was to his Jurassic Park. It was extremely anticlimactic. I kept holding on, hoping that there would be some explosive discovery or some surprising connection to the original story's characters. That never happened. I'd be hard pressed to even summarize the story to a friend because so little happened. The narrator did an amazing job, again. Sadly, he didn't have much of a story to tell. This part of the series has made me know not to pre-order the third addition to the series.
"A worthy sequel"
This book focuses more on Hunter, a minor character from Metro 2033. Hunter is a brutally effective, but troubled warrior. Along with a old storyteller nicknamed Homer, he sets out to put a stop to a dangerous situation threatening the whole of the metro. Along the way they meet a full cast of colorful and memorable characters, as well as a few familiar faces.
The narration is just as excellent in this book as it was in Metro 2033. Rupert Degas has a surprising range of different voices, and effortlessly makes every character sound distinctly different.
The story shares a lot of similarities with Metro 2033, including long introspections of a philosophical nature. It also does a great job at fleshing out the different factions that was not a big part of Metro 2033. This is greatly appreciated since the setting itself is, in my opinion, the best part of the books.
The story does tend to drag a little though, and is not as fantastical as it was in the first novel. A little disappointing perhaps, but still worth your time.
Recommended for fans of Metro 2033
In the beginning I was kind of confused but it all came together and was a good book! I want to get the next on and hope it comes to audible soon. I want metro 2035 in English
"Well, it's ok, I guess."
I did like the narrator, having distinct differences between all the characters. He did rather well. It's just a shame the story wasn't as interesting as the original was.
"rupert degas and metro. 8th wonder of world"
Hunter & Homer trompin-round-da Metro in their Air Force Ones! The two best STALKERs this side of the Zone :3
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