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  • Winter World

  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The ice is coming. It was the last thing we expected, but the world is freezing. A new ice age has dawned. Billions have fled the glaciers. A cataclysmic war is coming. In orbit, a group of scientists are running the Winter Experiments, a last-ditch attempt to understand why the planet is cooling. None of the climate models they build make sense. But then they discover an anomaly, an unexplained variation in solar radiation...and something else. Close to the burning edge of the sun, they catch a fleeting glimpse of something that shouldn’t be there....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Opening Gambit!

  • By Simon on 27-02-19

I’m not liking this book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-19

I’m nearly finished listening to this and to be honest I don’t really care anymore how it ends, I just want it to end. The premise of the book enticed me, but the story line and writing comes across as if for YA. The most annoying thing is the way the author won’t give away the reason why the main character was in prison, as if he were using this to keep the reader/listener attention right to the end. The male narrator was good but the female was just too American for me. I do actually prefer a good American reader to an English reader.
All in all, a poor listen, but maybe that’s partly because I’d just finished listening to a Philip k dick story, which was excellent.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mockingbird

  • By: Walter Tevis
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a postapocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Gramski on 06-11-18

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I read this a long time ago and it was great to hear it on audible. The narrators did a first class job. The story itself is quite beautiful and poignant.