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The Solar War

Series: The Long Winter, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

Hear the second book in The Long Winter trilogy!

They decimated Earth during the Long Winter. Now the Grid has returned, and they won't stop until the human race is extinct. On a ruined world, humanity's last survivors fight against impossible odds. In their darkest hour, they discover a new hope for survival. But it comes at an unthinkable price, with consequences that will change everything.

We thought the war was over. We were wrong. After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair hoped life would get back to normal. They've settled down in Camp Seven and welcomed their first child, a daughter. And they have waited and watched the sky for any signs of the Grid's return. When NASA discovers that several asteroids have broken from the Kuiper Belt and are headed for Earth, James instantly realizes the truth: the Grid is back. 

And this battle will be one to the very end. As he and his team prepare for humanity's last stand in space and on the ground, Emma makes a discovery closer to home, one that will change life for her and James once again. With war raging around them, Emma and James fight to keep their family alive. 

In the cold darkness, humanity splinters. New alliances emerge. At every turn, Emma and James face new dangers and question whom to trust. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, James uncovers what may be the key to humanity's survival. But it comes with enormous risks. To implement his plan, he and Emma will have to survive the Grid and another, even more deadly enemy. One thing is certain: their gambit will change the future of the human race forever.

©2019 A. G. Riddle (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Alien Nonsense arent they all

Not as good as the first book but set up for a third the 2 narrators works but i prefer the female🚺🚺👍

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  • Robert Jackson
  • 14-07-19

Thrilling!

Just like the first one this keeps you on the edge of your seat. Extremely entertaining!

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  • Flowersprite
  • 13-07-19

The Solar War is a great science fiction read!

The Solar War is the pinnacle of science fiction drama. Master alien threats, love, romance, suspense, danger, ethics, science, rebirth both in the form of a baby and perseverance rewarded with a new beginning of mankind in a new world. At the end it leaves you with another mystery. Bring it on I can hardly wait for the sequel.

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  • JH
  • 05-08-19

Excellent

The first book was great, this is as good or better. Great reading performance by both narrators. Couldn’t stop listening. Made me look forward to getting in my car to go somewhere.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-19

Ugh...

Had to return it. If you love books where the main character misses painfully obvious clues and seems to consciously make things worse than I have the book for you....

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  • Gentle Heart
  • 21-08-19

BORING & REDUNDANT WORDING

First book in the series, Winter World, was very good; HOWEVER, book 2, The Solar War wording was over-the-top redundant. Over and over the main characters, Emma and James used the same wording, talked about the same things ad nauseam. After listening to 20% of the book I just wanted to shoot myself. I just couldn't stand it anymore! I had to stop listening. I skipped to the end just to make sure the predictable and expected ending came to fruition. Spoiler alert: Unsurprisingly, it ended as I anticipated.
Gave 4-stars to the narrators, Edoardo Ballerini and Amanda Leigh Cobb; they did a nice job.
I called Audible and returned this book.
To paraphrase another review: If you love books where the main character misses painfully obvious clues and seems to consciously make things worse --- then this is the book for you,

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  • Kelea
  • 16-08-19

wow!

have you ever read a thrilling future based novel and wished the author didn't leave you hanging at the end?!?! I do! all the time. BUT not this time. Riddle has out done himself with the fullness of this series. some may consider certain aspects far fetched but this is fiction 'duh' and no one honestly knows what other worlds and plants are like in our multiverse. I loved this series and Riddle is one of my top favorite sci-fy conscious authors!

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  • Richard E. Osborn
  • 14-08-19

A. G. Riddle does it again!

One of my favorite authors! The story is unique and fascinating. It really held my attention and had me coming back for more. Can't wait for another sequel!

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  • Edward P Carvalho
  • 12-08-19

Not a good as book 1

I guess I expected too much in book 2. It was just OK. Maybe book three will be better.

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  • roptics
  • 04-08-19

Stick to science and not human dynamics.

The first book started ok when it was actually dealing with some science fiction but the story just got worse as it progressed. This book started bad and just got worse. The amount of science in the story is miniscule and the author attempts to create interesting interpersonal relationships and situations but they're just bad. I finally become so discouraged that I had to stop listening.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 03-08-19

Looking forward to book three

The story continues, drama, fighting, human failings, faith, love, hope. Its all there. Great writing, just sad to have to wait for life on the new planet, so many questions.