Metro

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352 ratings

Metro 2033 Summary

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory.

Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion.

VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

©2007 Dmitry Glukhovsky (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Metro 2033

    • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795

    The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling and Engaging

    • By Katherine on 11-04-13

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • Metro 2034

    • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first

    • By wookiewacker on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 3

    • Metro 2035

    • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely in their orbits. Radio is mute on all frequencies. The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city. It's there, hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was constructed as the world's largest air-raid shelter, where now people try to outlive the end of days.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By Miss J M Beckett on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £28.09