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Red Rising

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Tim Gerard Reynolds

16 Hours 13 Minutes

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February 2014

Audio Book 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.

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  • Derrick N

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

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  • Paula M.

    Best book I’ve read in ages!

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  • Robert S.

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

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  • Evgeny K.

    Excellent read! Cannot wait to finish the entire trilogy

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  • David F.

    Very interesting in many ways. Even believable. Good narration. Drags in the area of "Gold's" competing and ugliness. Seems unnecessary and extreme in many ways.

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  • Aaron Underwood

    great book so far, can't wait to read golden sun

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  • Anonymous

    Great series, would recommend. Won't disappoint

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  • Dwayne T.

    Amazing story!

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  • Arland G.

    Fantastic narration. It is one of those books that is actually better to be listened too (and I don’t say that often). The writing style naturally matches how a story teller speaks , I.e. short sentences and predominantly simple vocabulary, perfect to be read aloud. Overall it’s a great first book , and the narration was energetic and colourful. The narrator Tim Reynolds is capable of portraying a good working class vote which is essential to the spirit of the main character (and others). Well worth the listen.

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