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Morning Star

Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

Finally, the time has come.

But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied - and too glorious to surrender.

©2016 Pierce Brown (P)2016 Recorded Books

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An epic saga

A satisfying finale to the trilogy, gripped me throughout.
Steady downbeat narration kept an often bloody storyline on track.
Enough plot twists & reveals to sustain the story length.

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RED RISING TRILOGY

What a book! loved the twists and turns. Some you could see coming but others were out of nowhere. highly recommend the all three books. TGR is a brilliant narrator, he took a great story and breathed life into the characters, so consistent, convincing and nuanced.

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Captivating!

I've loved this trilogy, listened to all 3 in one week. The story is captivating and fast paced, but I never got lost. The narrator does an excellent job. highly recommend, this (I believe) transcends across genres, well worth a go even if you don't traditional enjoy sci fi fantasy, there is far more here!

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just brilliant!

I'm left feeling bereft after going on the often heartbreaking, action packed, twisting, messy yet beautiful journey with Darrow through this trilogy. A new favourite and more mature and vast in its scope than many dystopian novels. Gritty yet touching with moments of humour that made me laugh out loud (something I seldom do when reading). The audiobook narration is great and adds rather than detracts from the telling although frustrating when I was literally gripping the edge of my seat wishing I could speed through to find out what's next.
if all that isn't enough to tempt you to read then know I rarely leave reviews but these three truly deserve all the accolade and I'm just sad it's over.

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Gory damn

Oh my. What a ride that was! This book trilogy was gory damn fantastic! I'll definitely be listening again in the future!!

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A rare treasure!

What a magnificent trilogy! I was completely enthralled from beginning to end and felt every single emotion imaginable inbetween. I was initially discouraged with the 'space/sci-fi' concept but they are genuinely one of the most gripping stories that I have ever known; an identifiable concept despite the alien backdrop. Truly engaging characters, wonderful narration and non-stop excitement - I cannot recommend the entire trilogy highly enough. Tremendous!

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Great stuff

Best audio book I have listened to.. I cried. Laughed.. And got excited

But without the skills of the narrator it would not have been half as good....

Well done to both

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great finally to the initial trilogy

Book is brilliantly narrated and good ending to the trilogy. avoids cliches and keeps you guessing.

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amazing series

moving, exciting, and unexpected from beginning to end! truly a great tale of endearing characters. loved it!

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Tears of joy.

Just amazing from start to finish. Re read straight away it grabs you that deep. Hic Sunt Leones

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  • Audre
  • 24-03-16

It doesn't get much better than this!

This series broke my heart a million times. It made me forget what I was doing and tune out the world. It made me hold my breath and laugh out loud. This is some seriously good writing. I'm normally not a Sci Fi girl but I'm so glad I tried this out. The world is expertly crafted and I fell in love with the characters. I feel like they are my friends and I'm sad that it's over.

I highly recommend this to anyone who loves an excellent story with believable characters who are flawed and imperfect but make you love them, forgive them, cheer for them and cry for them.

Tim Gerard Reynolds is also one of my favorite readers (why I got this book in the first place actually, along with a good review from someone I follow) and he did an amazing job, as always.

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  • Gus
  • 30-05-17

The narration and content = outstanding

If I would have known how great a series I was about to get into, I would have waited for a weekend where I was not so busy. I blew through these books in 4 days. The feeling of satisfaction I had after reading the last page was sublime. Anyone who has a great imagination pick this book up.

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  • James
  • 13-08-16

Young adult only

I would have to go back to the first book to really tell, but it seems like the first was the only mature novel. This was disappointing to say the least. It is a good young adult fantasy novel, but not for us who seek complex, mature story telling.

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  • john
  • 16-02-16

The end....or is it?

Like previous installments of the red rising trilogy this book has plenty of bone crushingly depressing moments and spine tingling exciting twists, only more. The author continues his go-to style of waxing poetic to the point of making the reader consider suicide, then moving at breakneck speeds around plot twist corners so sharp you cannot see them coming. Overall very good but the end leaves one filled but wanting, like dessert with out dinner, as almost all loose ends are tied up with the largest left unsatisfactorily unresolved, (spoiler alert) ----will it all descend into chaos now that the society has been broken. To really do justice to the readers another book is needed, a mature, well thought out discourse on the political ramifications raised throughout the series.----

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  • Yassine EL OUARZAZI
  • 06-04-16

Very poor story but a great narrator.

The quality of the trilogy goes steadily down from the first book to this one. I am a huge fan of fantasy and scifi and I am usually a forgiving audience, but here the book feel off my hands in the last 10 chapters. The author seems to repeat multiple times completely artificial crises in the flow of the story. I felt multiple times that the mental process was "I feel the tension is going down and I don't know what to do next, let create a crisis out of the blue and kill one of the main characters, maybe it will mask the weakness in the script". These artificial twists kept kicking me out of the story and wiping out the suspension of disbelief, until I stopped listening 7 chapters from the end.
The narrator on the other hand is really good, he was just not able to salvage the disastrous flaws in the stories.

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  • David
  • 13-02-16

Suspenseful, Powerful, Perfect ending!

I had been looking forward to the third installment to Brown's trilogy since finishing Golden Son. I was not disappointed. It was a bit slow starting, but as time passed, the story line became much tighter and focused. Brown did an outstanding job keeping the plot plausible, edgy, suspenseful, emotional, dark (but not too dark). There are some very humorous and even touching moments in the story that are very endearing. The characters are flawed, but what depth in terms of their development. They deal with difficult choices, horrific events, and real loss. Tim Gerard Reynolds pulls out all the stops with this story and treats the listener to another wonderful performance. It is the relationships that have been forged in the first book that make this trilogy so special. The end is wonderfully done, very satisfying. Kudos to the team of Pierce Brown and Tim Gerard Reynolds that have given us a story for the ages.

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  • Blake Waud
  • 31-10-17

depressing

just got way too depressing for me...main character was hard to believe as real because of behavior

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  • G. Parish
  • 26-10-17

Too many betrayals

This series has been full of shocking betrayals by Darrow. This time he went so far beyond the pale the series just completely quit making sense right in the middle of this book. Beautifully written, but highly flawed.

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  • CANIS187
  • 14-09-17

does not live up to the promise of the first book

disappoints from the get go. the author lingers on unnecessary details while not developing the story.

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  • Mikhail
  • 11-02-16

Average story, terrible ending

Compelling trilogy story arc. Darrow always seems to get lucky, or magically had planned some solution previously, unbeknownst to the reader which is frustrating.

Probably wouldn't recommend to friends.

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