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Tomorrow's Kin

Yesterday’s Kin Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Aliens have landed in New York.

A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now the plague is heading for Earth, threatening humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure?

Geneticist Marianne Jenner is immersed in the desperate race to save humanity, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Siblings Elizabeth and Ryan are strident isolationists who agree only that an alien conspiracy is in play. Marianne's youngest, Noah, is a loner addicted to a drug that constantly changes his identity. But between the four Jenners, the course of human history will be forever altered.

Earth's most elite scientists have 10 months to prevent human extinction - but not everyone is willing to wait.

©2017 Nancy Kress (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Meandering

And 80 % longer than it should have been. WOULD have been better as a novella.

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Not Really Sure What I just Listened To...

I have to say that I've just finished listening to this book and, I'm afraid to say, completely baffled about what it was all supposed to be about... It started off with a reasonable chance of going somewhere interesting; however, around half way, it became a children's book. The language changed, and the story just stopped moving in any specific direction. Very disappointed.

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  • Rob
  • 06-09-20

Had to bail at chapter 6

The first chapter or two were a little rocky but as I got into the writer's style the narrator continually ruined it for me. She doesn't do male voices well at all (and the main character is male) but I think it was finally in chapter 6 when she was narrating the subject's drunk mother and it just sounded too goofy to continue. I'll just check for kindle version as the story premise was really starting to interest me.

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  • sithkario
  • 10-09-20

tenia algo bueno pero no

la historia parecía buena pero poco a poco comienza a decaer la narrativa hasta el punto donde te preguntas si aun vale la pena seguir escuchando. la autora cuando trata de explicar algo de la historia si va por las ramas y al final te pierdes, los personajes secundarios parecen que están haciendo algo pero al final solo son relleno q con el seguir de la historia te das cuenta q al final no hicieron nada. llegue hasta el cap 17 pero lo tuve q dejar porque ya me resulto demasiado aburrido y pesado y la historia me.resiltaba vacía y demasiado predecible, espero que la autora haya mejorado con sus otros libros pero desgraciadamente a mi me perdió como lector.

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  • Bumbulgade
  • 02-09-20

Probably a story in here somewhere

There is probably a story in here somewhere but it gets lost in the details of microbiology and virology. I got through about 8 chapters before I gave up. The author needs to take some writing classes if she hasn't already, if she has she should ask for here money back. SHOW, DON'T TELL.

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  • SITU
  • 02-01-20

More pseudo- than sci-fiction

I appreciated the premise but the writing was little more than simple google-like references to the technological context of the story. Making the actual story, a bit of a slog. In addition, it just keeps getting more and more abrupt, key characters get development and then culled. Fiction used as factual story components is then demystified as 'fiction'. ultimately, there are several promising storylines that could have been really well developed, but somehow they get so poorly treated that even if they were to be developed, the level of annoyance at their progression prohibits wanting to bother.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-20

Liberals in space...

Interesting concept. Generally not obvious story arc/path nor based on characters lunging from one stupid self induced mistake to another. But liberal slant was fingernails on a chalkboard. There are far better audiobooks out there. I'd skip this one.

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  • Rob
  • 08-10-20

Nancy Cress is a Seer

A great story, amazing how the reactions crafted in 2014-2015 have proven so prescient in the pandemic. A great mix of science and family growth. I recommend it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-20

interesting premise

enjoyed this one...book 1. very well read and a very interesting topic on the hard science side as well. time to dive into Book 2..

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  • Joshua Griffin
  • 24-09-20

Just okay

The plot was fairly interesting but the writing felt slightly amateur and the narration; mediocre.

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  • Maksim
  • 12-01-19

Total waste if time and money

At one point I was hoping that it was Arrival awkwardly turning into Darwin's Radio, but it never really did . And the final act was such an insult my intelligence I thought it was written for my six year old. Do not bother with this low quality writing. If not for the completely unnecessary "sex scenes", I would have thought it was little kids book. What a disgrace for the author of Beggars in Spain.

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  • the_hoovie
  • 22-10-20

Stick it out

This book starts off EXTREMELY slow. I tried to bail on it more than once. I’m not sure why but I stuck it out. The story got better along with the performance. I would recommend.