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The Solar War

Auteur(s): A. G. Riddle
Série: The Long Winter, Livre 2
Durée: 12 h et 20 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 évaluations)

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Hear the second book in The Long Winter trilogy!

They decimated Earth during the Long Winter. Now the Grid has returned, and they won't stop until the human race is extinct. On a ruined world, humanity's last survivors fight against impossible odds. In their darkest hour, they discover a new hope for survival. But it comes at an unthinkable price, with consequences that will change everything.

We thought the war was over. We were wrong. After the Long Winter, Emma Matthews and James Sinclair hoped life would get back to normal. They've settled down in Camp Seven and welcomed their first child, a daughter. And they have waited and watched the sky for any signs of the Grid's return. When NASA discovers that several asteroids have broken from the Kuiper Belt and are headed for Earth, James instantly realizes the truth: the Grid is back. 

And this battle will be one to the very end. As he and his team prepare for humanity's last stand in space and on the ground, Emma makes a discovery closer to home, one that will change life for her and James once again. With war raging around them, Emma and James fight to keep their family alive. 

In the cold darkness, humanity splinters. New alliances emerge. At every turn, Emma and James face new dangers and question whom to trust. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, James uncovers what may be the key to humanity's survival. But it comes with enormous risks. To implement his plan, he and Emma will have to survive the Grid and another, even more deadly enemy. One thing is certain: their gambit will change the future of the human race forever.

©2019 A. G. Riddle (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Want the end!!

It leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the future! Waiting for the release of the last book of the series.

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the story is sad and depressing

aside the story being sad and depressing pretty much all the way through, I found that there were at times where the male narrator was nearly inaudible. the first book was better, though also quite depressing. was hoping this one would have been less so

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  • TLD
  • 2020-02-10

fantastic!

this was a fantastic listen, both the story and the narration was superb. even if you're not a si fi fan, you'll love this series.

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kept me entertained

I really enjoyed this series. both books have enough suspense to keep me engaged. the characters were fleshed out an interesting. i hope to see a third book to finish the story. Narrators were good and using both male and female voices was a good choice.

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Amazing!!

Another fantastic AG Riddle Novel. Cant wait to read book# 3.
loved the Narrators ...Edoardo Ballerini is one of my favorite! Best thing about the book I think was Arthur's character, He was a very likeable villian!

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  • Gentle Heart
  • 2019-08-21

BORING & REDUNDANT WORDING

First book in the series, Winter World, was very good; HOWEVER, book 2, The Solar War wording was over-the-top redundant. Over and over the main characters, Emma and James used the same wording, talked about the same things ad nauseam. After listening to 20% of the book I just wanted to shoot myself. I just couldn't stand it anymore! I had to stop listening. I skipped to the end just to make sure the predictable and expected ending came to fruition. Spoiler alert: Unsurprisingly, it ended as I anticipated.
Gave 4-stars to the narrators, Edoardo Ballerini and Amanda Leigh Cobb; they did a nice job.
I called Audible and returned this book.
To paraphrase another review: If you love books where the main character misses painfully obvious clues and seems to consciously make things worse --- then this is the book for you,

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  • Robert Jackson
  • 2019-07-14

Thrilling!

Just like the first one this keeps you on the edge of your seat. Extremely entertaining!

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  • Shellie L Robinson
  • 2019-08-28

Goes nowhere, tedious and scattered

A lot of draw out filler to take you nowhere. No real ending and far too many detours.

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  • Flowersprite
  • 2019-07-13

The Solar War is a great science fiction read!

The Solar War is the pinnacle of science fiction drama. Master alien threats, love, romance, suspense, danger, ethics, science, rebirth both in the form of a baby and perseverance rewarded with a new beginning of mankind in a new world. At the end it leaves you with another mystery. Bring it on I can hardly wait for the sequel.

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  • E. Williams
  • 2019-11-13

I'm conflicted - this one is good-bad-indifferent

I bought this book because I truly enjoyed book one in the series. This one kinda hits that "sophomore slump" that sequels do at times. I've bought book three because now that I'm this far invested in the overall storyline, I want to get to the conclusion.

This whole series is largely a rip-off of The Expanse - even to the main character's name, James, as well as the way the chapters are introduced "chapter 23, Emma" ... "chapter 24, James" and on and on. Like The Expanse, earth is threatened by a strange and unknowable alien entity. Like The Expanse, earth is damaged, and even bombarded with alien controlled asteroids. Maybe A.G. Riddle didn't mean to have this come out as similar - or maybe this type of story is falling in to a formula across the genre.

I like the narrators, but please, please - DON'T try to do character accents unless you're very very good at it! Oh my goodness, so distracting. Edoardo Ballerini isn't bad at it, not stellar, but OK, but Amanda Leigh Cobb should absolutely just stick with her own nice, clear voice. Good grief, I've never heard worse Australian, ?British?, Russian and other accents from her. It really seriously pulls you out of the story when they try accents - all you can focus on is "on my, they're awful at this."

Anyway, I've gotten through the first two books of this series. They're good enough to be something to listen to on the bus and it helps me fall asleep at night - the parts I miss while I'm asleep? meh, no great loss.

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  • Vorzugzwang
  • 2019-12-04

Yeah... I think you’re trying to impress us?

In general, I feel the voice acting for this series has been terrific. Not perfect all the time, but very good overall. However, the writing could use a lot of work!

In particular, I do not believe the author has ever spoken to a child between the ages of two and five. The dialogue for the children is extremely under developed from a cognitive perspective. Children who are capable of pronouncing the first consonant of the word dad do not struggle with the second D. Moreover, children by the age of two are capable of formulating complete sentences, even children with poor exposure to formal efforts of education.

The scientific writing regarding descriptions of the solar system, technological advancements, and the human body were much more accurate; however, they frequently felt forced. Characters rarely asked for explanations, but those knowledgable in specific subject areas would expand upon concepts not required to progress the plot. This is why I titled this response as I did. During each of the sections it felt like the author wanted to make sure the audience knew he had adequately researched the subject matter he was discussing, much like a resident attempting to impress a senior physician.

An additional problem, but more of a personal pet peeve, is the use of redundant dialogue between the first book and the second that was poorly orchestrated. It is important to ensure newcomers to the series, who start with the second book adequately understand previous events, but each time this occurred, it was done in the mind of the lead characters. This again felt forced. I suggest taking a page out of the book of any saga in which characters between episodes rehash previous events in the mind of new characters or through the lens of old characters in an effort to generate knowledge for new characters.

Finally, the overall story arc was underwhelming. All of the characters appeared to be two dimensional they show minimal growth in Antioch. There also seems to be an under developed support cast. They’re telling the story back-and-forth between the two main characters is an interesting and fun way to portray the story. Little seems to be providedIn the way of support characters beyond the main 344

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-10

Ugh...

Had to return it. If you love books where the main character misses painfully obvious clues and seems to consciously make things worse than I have the book for you....

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  • wildbore2000
  • 2019-11-12

Boring.

I don't get the high praise for this book. It's not the worst I've ever read, but it's a stretch to even call it good.

I enjoyed the first because it was based in realism and had a good mystery. "What was the artifact?" Even once you find out, I thought it was a really cool concept that would be explored more. But this book doesn't go anywhere with it and the mystery is not only gone, but not used to any great payoff. Also, Emma's story line could have been cut completely and not missed.

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Emma reading from a self-help book seemed like the author was grasping at filler for her already pointless story line.

None of the logistics make any sense either.

It takes an enormous amount of resources to launch a single rocket into space. They have no problem launching dozens at a time where the entire world is in a frozen iceball and billions are dying, and then they are even able to do it when humanity is down to a couple thousand people in a civil war. I can suspend disbelief for that but....

Also, It seems like it would be really easy for a civilization that spans the entire universe to eradicate humanity with no effort at all. Just blot out the sun like they did, then put a couple probes in orbit to shoot down anything that leaves orbit. This whole "Conservation of Energy" doesn't add up. Just do a cost benefit analysis and you would see it would take a tiny bit of your energy to mitigate any risk of humanity causing any issues. It's the entire energy output of a sun minus the cost of creating a couple sentry drones.

Also, this is a civilization that spans the entire universe, why don't you just join them. They gave you the option. Sounds a lot better than trying to fight them. It's not even like ants trying to fight humanity. It's like 10 ants inside a petri dish trying to fight humanity.

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  • MisterFrosty
  • 2019-10-15

Not worthy!

I bought this because of the Long Winter. This is a terrible disappointment. The story isn’t credible from the beginning.

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  • Matt
  • 2019-09-18

Solid entry for the middle book!

The second entry in a series is often boring or lacking its own defined story. This is not one of those. It has its own story arc that fits into the bigger picture with great twists in the story line. Can’t wait for book 3! Another great story from Riddle!

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