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Metro 2034

Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Series: Metro, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (495 ratings)

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Summary

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.

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decent read, slower pace compared to first book

definitely worth to read if you enjoyed the first book.
however it's pace is a lot slower and you should not place unreasonable expectations for it to be the same as 2033.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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alright on its own, not as good as the first

not as good as the first, a bit too all over the place, but still good, with likable characters that get you to see it through to the end

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  • P
  • 26-06-17

too slow

I really struggled to finish it. I've read the first in the series and found that one slow, but it built up to a good finish. This book seemed to do nothing more than describe and build a story, without actually telling one. There was no climax and no excitement, when it finished it was a real surprise!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic

Just like the first book i could not stop listening. Great performance of another superb book.

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Forgettable story

Didn't like the story that much, the first book was much greater in this regard. But the voice acting was spot on.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Not a sequel

2033 is far better and I would have thought 2034 would continue the story of artyom but it doesn’t it’s very descriptive but sometimes confusing as the story flips between characters

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No plot

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.

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Not as good as the first

Weaker story and hard to follow at first, I also don't like the way they have translated the station names in this one

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Could be better

The story was not as good as it was in 2033, but the book was still quite ok.

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Confusing to start, but comes together really nicely

At first I did find the story kind of al over the place. I would have expected Artyom to feature as a main character but he only makes a few brief appearances. As the story went on and I got to know the other characters, I really enjoyed the story. Because of artyoms brief appearances and how al the characters individual stories all come together, I really feel like this is more a prequel to the next book rather than a sequel to 2033, although I’m yet to read 2035. For anyone who struggles at the start to stay invested I the story I would say stick it out you won’t regret it. Outstanding storytelling from Degas as per

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  • Nathan Andrew Zimmerman
  • 14-09-17

A big step down from the original

The book:
Unlike Metro 2033, which follows the accounts of Artyom, this book is told in first person from about 4 different characters (Hunter, Homer, Sasha, and Artyom (for a very small portion)). There are multiple switches between each character within each chapter. This sometimes is done very cleverly, leaving you on an exciting cliffhanger; but most of the time it feels like it just gets in the way of the story. Another downside to this is, 2 of the 3 major characters I did not find very interesting at all and felt myself wishing that they would just focus on Hunter. This book has extremely little connection to the first novel, it is not a direct sequel, its almost like a spiritual successor. The story was FAR less action packed than the first novel. There are almost no battles with mutants in the entirety of the novel; no fights between factions; very few action sequences where characters are battling for survival in the bleak Moscow Metro. Instead of Artyom's quest across the entire metro, through hostile factions, up onto the surface to explore red square and the Kremlin like in 2033, this is the story of a few people traveling to a somewhat nearby station to access a potential threat to the metro. The author was clearly trying to focus on creating a more romantic and philosophical theme that ended up being rather heavy handed. All in all, its worth listening to if you were a big fan of the first novel (especially if you plan on completing the trilogy) but if you're looking for the same action packed and post-apocalyptic setting as the first novel, it may be a let down.

The narrator:
Just like in the first novel, Rupert Degas does a fantastic job of narrating the audiobook. He does a different sounding Russian accent for every character you come across in the book. The story wasn't the greatest, but the performance of Rupert Degas is some of the best I've ever heard of any audiobook I've ever listened to.

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  • J.HANDBANANA
  • 04-10-15

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-19

Lacks everything that made the first book amazing

Starts out interesting and thrilling, but then the story turns out to be flat and linear without any thrill. The characters are boring, cliché, and two dimensional.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-17

unexpected

Honestly I was disappointed that this story wasn't about Artyom and while he was featured pretty late in the book I really wished that they hadn't named the book Metro 2034 because I was led to believe that it was continuing the story of Artyom but aside from that the story of Homer, Sasha, and Hunter was a good one and this book really builds on world of Metro and is well worth a read- or listen

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  • Dave Norris
  • 05-04-17

Not 2033 but not bad.

Not as good as the first in the series, but good none the less. I really wish it would have started where the first left off, but the events of the first are barely mentioned. This book is about Hunter and a new group of people. So if you're expecting to know what happened after the events of 2033 it's not really here. I will say it's still a good listen though. Now I'm gonna check out 2035.

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  • deburdette
  • 02-03-17

Pales in Comparison to its Predecessor

A strong vocal performance cannot salvage this hasty and heavy handed sequel. The book fails the reconcile it's philosophical musings to the actions of its characters, leaving the listener with a furrowed brow from bewilderment.

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  • D. DOMINGUE
  • 21-08-15

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.

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  • Per Jennische
  • 18-06-15

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.

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  • paul brennan
  • 20-02-15

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.

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  • Raleigh
  • 20-12-14

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful