Red Rising
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    Red Rising | Pierce Brown

    Red Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

    Ender Wiggin meets Paul Atreides & Katniss

    Firstly, I did enjoy this story. It is well written and the dialogue worked for me with a couple of pivot points where the narrative could turn one wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2016 by Iron Duke ()
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    Red Rising | Pierce Brown

    Red Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

    Thoroughly engaging.

    This was recommended to me by a friend who I'm fairly sure I now owe a large favour.

    It's narrated very well, emotion coming through when app..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 March 2016 by P. Kirkbright (Halifax, UK)
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    Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy | Pierce Brown

    Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

    Dune on amphetamines

    It's a sci-fi super blockbuster. More grown up than the Hunger Games but with the same pace and Jack Reacher as the principal character instead of a t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 May 2015 by Skeggman (reading)
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    Golden Son | Pierce Brown

    Golden Son

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (205)
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    (192)
    Story
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    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal, elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down society from within. It's a journey that will take him further than he's ever been before, but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands?

    Dax au Telemanus!

    I loved Red Rising, so this book had big shoes to fill. It suffered a little from middle book syndrome, too many characters and the none-inclusion of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 July 2016 by James Burton ()
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    Morning Star: Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy | Pierce Brown

    Morning Star: Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (617)

    Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

    An epic saga

    A satisfying finale to the trilogy, gripped me throughout.
    Steady downbeat narration kept an often bloody storyline on track.
    Enough plot twi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 January 2017 by Sue Dobbing ()