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Golden Son

Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: Red Rising, Book 2
Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (567 ratings)

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Summary

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal, elitist future built on lies.

Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down society from within. It's a journey that will take him further than he's ever been before, but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands?

©2015 Pierce Brown (P)2015 Recorded Books Inc

Critic reviews

"The writing is excellent and the story is better. This is one terrific fantasy book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone." (Terry Brooks)
"A shot of adrenalin for your imagination." ( Star Magazine)

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Dax au Telemanus!

I loved Red Rising, so this book had big shoes to fill. It suffered a little from middle book syndrome, too many characters and the none-inclusion of the institute, but overall a very good book. It's no red rising, but we'll see if Morning Star can take up the mantle. Ps the Telemanus family are the best.

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Golden son

A great 2nd book in this series. Picks up a few months after the last one left off so don’t be confused by the new characters, you’ll grow to like them as much as the old set!

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Not as good as the first book but enjoyable

Superb narration as usual from T G Reynolds so you don’t lose anything listening to dodgy narrative. Did find the plot a little obvious and wanting in places but still a v good listen. It still does play big time on sci-fi and the ancient / Roman era with distinctive leanings towards historical and fictional (mythology) intertwined with the racism / caste system and the good old fight for equality and ‘freedom’... The age old fight... Just getting book 3 so we’ll see what this brings... Enjoy!

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Dreary

I was unable to finish this book, it became really depressing and some of the sentiment was repeated adnauseum

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Better than the first!

I'm enjoying the series for what it is. The characters are generally fun and easy to like or understand. The plot is good but nothing incredible. The world is interesting because it's believable. I will be listening to the next in the series :)

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My god I love this series

Amazingly voiced, amazingly written and a story as old as time. If you listen to one series make it this!!

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Game of thrones in space

But so much better. Cant wait for a really good tv show to be made out of this.

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Enjoyable listen

As with the first book in the series, I really enjoyed listening to this book and it kept me absorbed throughout.

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Could not stop listening

The twists and turns of this book made it hard to turn off . This book invoked so many emotions in me.

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bloody damn incredible

although I doubt anything can top the incredible world setting and increase in scale and quality of the first book, this is gory damn amazing. betrayal, sacrifice, brotherhood, love, war, revenge, it has it all. must read if you were a fan of the first book and a damn good competitor to the 'game of thrones' style character arcs and writing

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  • 23-07-17

Excellent

Enthralling , a masterpiece so well written. Can't wait to see the movie! AAA+ the best so far