Red Rising : Red Rising

  • by Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Series: Red Rising
  • 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice in science-fiction and fantasy"
"The writing is excellent and the story is better. This is one terrific fantasy book, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone." Terry Brooks, author of The Sword of Shannara
"The heart-stopping excitement of the Hunger Games meets the pulse-pounding majesty and complexity of Game of Thrones, all wrapped up in the visionary beauty and melancholy of Blade Runner... A shot of adrenalin for your imagination." (Star Magazine)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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 appropriate, though the action sequences can feel a little flat in the delivery. The narrators accent feels entirely appropriate to the character.
The story almost lost my interest once or twice in the middle, as I felt it took heavy inspiration from other popular works and the parallels were strong enough to almost put me off. I'll not spoil anything by mentioning which parts, as the first third of the story has enough tension without me spoiling it. By the end, I was very glad I'd stayed with it.
The main character stays true to himself, and his arc through the story feels natural. He makes mistakes, throughout the story, but learns from them as he goes. He's not perfect, though he's still the hero of the piece, so is more capable than others around him.
Overall, I'd certainly recommend it, and I'll be going through the sequels quickly enough.
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- P. Kirkbright

A great read :)

I found this book to be a great listen, very much a battle royale/hunger games style of story. Not too much science fiction which is just right for me. Pulled on my heart strings a few times.
The narrator was also very good, I enjoyed listening to his performance, he had good pacing and excellent tone.
Overall, loved this book :)
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- E L Harding

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2014
  • Publisher: Avid Audio