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Red Rising

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Written By: Pierce Brown

Narrated By: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Date: February 2014

Duration: 16 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.'-- Scott Sigler Pierce Brown' s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender' s Game by Orson Scott Card. ' I live for the dream that my children will be born free,' she says. ' That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.' ' I live for you,' I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. ' Then you must live for more.' 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. Darrow-- and Reds like him-- are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity' s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society' s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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  • Lia N

    Downloaded this book on a whim, when I couldn't decide what on my wishlist to listen to next. I'd heard mention of it in other forums and was curious. I went into it known virtually nothing and was pleasantly surprised. The premise is not new, but the culture and world-building is an interesting take on the typical caste system/overlords trope. The narrator is excellent as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Derrick N

    This book was amazing! Best I've listened to in a long time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Paula M.

    Best book I’ve read in ages!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Robert S.

    Loved in a distracting way that a book hasn't accomplished in some time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Evgeny K.

    Excellent read! Cannot wait to finish the entire trilogy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carol T.

    It gets very technical at some points going a little too much into detail such as during fights. That said however it is the only negative thing i can say about it. There is a solid storyline, draws you in wanting to know what is going to happen next. Plays on emotion very well so you feel for the loss, root for the heroes, and want to jump up for the wins. It ends well but in a way you can’t have closure without knowing what happens next, so i definitely have moved on to the next book in the series which happens to be available in the Scifi-Fantasy book club! (The whole series is)

  • Anonymous

    I am absolutely hooked! Book is brilliant, the narrator is amazing. I can’t stop listening, only sadness is knowing it’ll eventually end.

  • Jennifer H.

    My son and I loved it. Fantastic narration and the plot hooked us right away.

  • Barry G.

    Great story. Great narration. I’ll be listening to book 2 next.

  • Natalie R.

    SUCH A GOOD BOOK!! I’m normally not into sci-fi but I was fully absorbed into this book. Absolutely loved the narration, you know it’s a good book when your thoughts are in the voice of the narrator

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