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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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Good but became disappointing

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

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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.