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Summary

A wildly exciting journey through a world remade, The Divide combines real characters with horrifically realized creations, pitting the worst of human nature against the strength of family. Equal parts action, horror, and moving drama that only Jeremy Robinson can pull off.

When the divide is crossed... 

No one remembers how the Divide was created. The miles-deep and miles-wide chasm has existed for hundreds of years, protecting what remains of humanity from the Golyat: a creature whose shadow moves across the horizon at sunset. 

Davina, daughter of Jesse, is a shepherd. She spends her days guiding herds of deer through the forests of New Inglan, protecting them from predators, herding them away from the Divide, and ensuring the tribe of Essex has meat when needed. While many shepherds die in their first year - from the elements, from injury, or in the jaws of a wolf - Davina is resilient.

Having just slain a mountain lion, Davina returns to her village to discover a hunting party has been sent out in search of the Modernists, a group fascinated with the past, the technology that once filled the world, and what lies beyond the Divide. To keep the Modernists from reaching the Divide's far side and revealing humanity's presence to the Golyat, the hunters will torture and kill them all. Including Davina's teenage son. 

Davina strikes out, intending to ensure her son's death will be quick and without torture. Reaching the island of Boston first, Davina confronts the Modernists and finds herself incapable of taking her son's life. Captured by the enemies of Essex, she is transported across the Divide along with her son and the Modernists. 

For the first time in 500 years, humanity steps foot on the Divide's far side. Stranded with the enemy, Davina must fight to keep them all alive, herding people instead of deer, while uncovering the truth about humanity's past and her connection to events that reshaped the world.

©2018 Jeremy Robinson (P)2018 Jeremy Robinson

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Good post apocalyptic novel

I was undecided about how to rate this.

I can best describe it as a fast-paced, post-apocalyptic novel, and I think the best way to describe the theme is by saying that it's a 50-50 cross between the walking dead and battlefield earth.

A lot of the elements in the story don't really add up scientifically, so a decent amount of suspension of disbelief has to take place, but this is common in non-high fantasy like this novel. It wasn't a deal breaker for me tbh.

I'd absolutely recommend it for Robinson fans, and I'd recommend it also for people looking for a fun and light book in this genre.

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  • shirley
  • 20-06-20

starts out interesting

and then becomes hours and hours of fighting a monster. each flightless is hopeless but they still escape....over and over and over again.

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  • Alex
  • 16-09-18

Robinson nails it again

Jeremy Robinson has a very specific talent. He is able to project a movie-like story directly into your minds eye.

The Chess Team and Project Nemesis sagas gifted us with action packed stories which moved at breakneck pace and with characters we will never forget. With these stand-alone novels (The Divide, Infinite, The Others, Alter, The Distance, etc) he tackles more unique concepts. We are being shown different possible presents and futures, none of them particularly hopeful and several of them apocalyptic. The one constant is the willingness of the human condition to fight, survive and overcome. The Divide is no different.

Set in a future where mankind is reduced to living in primitive tribes under the canopy of forests abiding by a law which prevents them from being noticed by the cause of their destruction. An evil so aggressive and powerful that it has survived for 500 years, waiting.

Without spoilers, which is very hard, you will absolutely love Robinson's usual Easter Eggs specifically if you have read his other works. Having been blessed with expert narration from Jeffrey Kafer and RC Bray for most of Robinson's work, I was very pleased with the performance by Christa Lewis. I think Christa nailed V's character. Top marks!

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  • Robin
  • 21-08-19

Truly something different for Post Apocalyptic story

I really enjoyed this new take on survival after the civilized world comes to a disturbing end. This Author seems to grasp human nature in all its glory and savagery. What is refreshing about this story is you don’t quite get the full story of what happened all at once, but in tasty tidbits that keep you enthralled. The truth when it comes out is the typical “it was our own fault”. But the strangeness of the monsters and the almost wholly primitive state of the survivors generations after the events that wiped out the modern world, was definitely refreshing. My thinking is this would be much closer to one reality than all other possibilities if such an event of apocalyptic proportions ever occurred. I’ve been impressed with this Authors writing style and imaginative stories for a good while now. I average 700 books of which 75% by different Authors in five years.
This is a decent story from start to proper finish.

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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 13-09-18

A Must For Jeremy Robinson Fans

Having read everything Jeremy Robinson has written, this story is a must read. Without giving any spoilers, although this is a stand alone novel it is also tied to some of Robinson’s other works. It is not my new favorite as it is on its own, though it is definitely a unique and exciting read. For me, the revelations are what propel it from great to awesome.

Although I have never heard Christa Lewis before, she is an excellent choice for this novel. She tells a story well and has distinct character voices. I enjoyed her performance.

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  • Lauren G.
  • 17-10-19

Good Story but took a little to get into it

Big Jeremy Robinson Fan but this one took a bit for me to get into. The opening is slow and took several chapters to really hook me in. but then hits it stride. it really gets going in Boston and the story maintains interest develops a world after a apocalyptic event.

First time listening to a book narrated byChrista Lewis and I very much enjoyed her performance it was easy to tell characters apart and she was able to convey good emotion through the inflection in her voice.

in the end I would Listen to another Divide book (or maybe Golyate saga?) if he chose to continue in this world.

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  • Skydell
  • 15-09-18

excellent

I really enjoyed this book. Hope he has a sequel soon. I could see a sequel with how things were left in the book.

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  • Suzanne
  • 10-02-19

Great Story!

I always enjoy a Jeremy Robinson story. All are unique, and bold in their plots. He’s not afraid to push the envelope and encourage his readers to suspend belief and follow him along on the latest adventure that he is weaving. Although I always enjoy the journey, like any writer, some I enjoy more than others. This one is a gem.

The characters are well wrought with a depth that is surprising in this kind of speculative fiction story. The main characters journey from living believing everything she had been taught, to thinking for herself and making decisions based on what she sees, is interesting to follow. The reader follows right along with her, as the details are laid out in front of us.

The tying together with other characters for his various series is vintage Robinson, and always fun. I gather these are called ‘Easter eggs’, and they are really a kick to run across.

This is a great story of a woman’s journey to be true to herself, and to those she loves, and to go beyond what she is told she is supposed to be. We can all apply it to our lives.

As I was reading this, the ‘Hunter’ series by Mercedes Lackey kept coming to mind. Although very different, both offer a very fresh perspective of the dystopian future, and are unique.

All in all, a really enjoyable, great read!

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  • josh
  • 15-09-18

another home run!

what a great way to weave a story together! robinson is at the top of his game! keep them coming!

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  • CE
  • 09-06-21

Amazing!

The writer and the narrator did an amazing job creating this book. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-03-21

Turn off your brain and enjoy the ride

Solid story, great narrator. Just a really well wrought monster thriller. "Shitty cupcakes!" is now a staple of my vocabulary to boot. Enjoy!

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