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Summary

Five hundred years in the future, earth is no longer populated by humans.

The new guardians of Earth, the genetically engineered Erta, have reversed climate change. They are now faced with a dilemma; if they reintroduce the rebellious and violent Homo sapiens, all of their work will be undone.

They decide to raise one final child, a sole human to help decide if humanity should again inherit the Earth.

But the quiet and clinical Ima finds that there is more to raising a human than she had expected and that there is more to humanity's history than she has been told.

©2020 Adrian J. Walker (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

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The Boring Son

The premise to this book was very interesting, although in the end it was a bad version of the Terminator!!!

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Bloody good book

Brilliant story, world and character building.
Narration was excellent and totally added to the story
Loved it, would go so far to say one of the best books Ive heard/read

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The feeling of Water ship down

Great book but not sure if I should cry or smile or be angry with it.. I suppose it’s a sign of a good book!

Slow starting but it needs to be slow for the finality of it it is a story that once you start you need to follow to its end to understand or infer the meaning

Well narrated the Scottish accent giving it the musical femininity the story needs

A good original story well done

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  • VJ
  • 30-06-20

Exceptionally Good!

A thoroughly captivating story that is totally enthralling from start to finish.

Very well written & exceptionally well narrated.

Highly recommend!

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Unsuitable natation.

I could not finish as I could not get past the narration, which was difficult to follow freely.

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Good but became disappointing

Well read but story didn't seem to develop. Some may enjoy it but I didnt.

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  • SanderBby
  • 28-12-20

Nobody’s perfect

Even superior beings created to right humanity’s wrongs fall prey to some of humanity’s strengths and weaknesses. I enjoyed this story and I was surprised by the ending.

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  • SKDEB
  • 26-09-20

What a tale!

I smiled and cried - was furious and delighted. After listening to The Last Dog on Earth, I didn’t think I would find so unique an experience with the same author, but I was wrong. Mr. Walker is so imaginative and has the writing chops to bring his imagination to life. Ms. O’Donnell is a the perfect narrator for this book. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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  • Jennifer Brewer
  • 29-11-20

Engaging and thought provoking

I listened to "The Last Dog on Earth" first, and moved on to this book. Both were really great, captivating stories. Emotions, thoughts provoked. Recommend both stories!

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  • Carolyn E. Jaques
  • 22-10-20

interesting

I preferred his other books but this was a very curious journey!! A human story.

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  • Susan Provost
  • 29-08-20

Great Book

Loved it. Slow at firsr, but became very enjoyable. Not what I had expected and great ending.

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  • Sallyann
  • 20-02-21

HORRIBLE NARRATOR!!!!!

The book description sounds right up my sci-fi alley! After 2 chapters I HAD HAD HAD to delete it. The NARRATOR was horrible, so bad I could not concentrate on the book. Soon after starting she takes over another character, who is over weight, so she talks like a drunk Jabba the hut. Really really distracting. I would love to get my money back.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-21

Alison O'Donnell makes this good book great

The story has some excellent world building and... symbolism? I guess? It's not exactly symbolism, but the setting and behavior of the characters builds a mood and gives the book a surreal feel appropriate to the story. The story itself is original and interesting, but also a little predictable. It felt a little like the author wasn't exactly sure what to do with the beautiful world he created.

I could listen to Alison O'Donnell read the phone book. What a great voice! Her accent, pace, and inflection is lovely. I wish she could just read every book I want to hear. She has a real talent and I hope she voices more titles in the future. O'Donnell's narration elevates this book to the next level!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-21

Captivating!

The audio version was enchanting, extremely well done! Thought provoking, spiritual, human and truthful all at the same time...

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  • Catherine
  • 02-02-21

Wow, just wow

LISTEN TO THIS BOOK. I don't know about you but as an avid reader it is a often that I read and/or listen to books that I simply cannot put down until they are finished. Even so, It is rare to find a book this special. I didn't want it to end. I cried just for the simple fact that this story was done.

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  • Denise F
  • 30-01-21

Great read

This was a well thought out, well written book that I very much enjoyed. The reader did a great job with inflection and characterization even when she stretched the limits of her vocal cords. Not to be discounted is that she properly pronounced the words, which makes it easier to follow the story. Loved this book!