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Winter World

Auteur(s): A. G. Riddle
Durée: 11 h et 4 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 évaluations)
Prix: CDN$ 35,08
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Description

The ice is coming. It was the last thing we expected, but the world is freezing. A new ice age has dawned and humanity has been forced to confront its own extinction. Billions have fled the glaciers, crowding out the world’s last habitable zones. They can run from the ice, but they can’t escape human nature: a cataclysmic war is coming. 

In orbit, a group of scientists are running the Winter Experiments, a last-ditch attempt to understand why the planet is cooling. None of the climate models they build make sense. But then they discover an anomaly, an unexplained variation in solar radiation...and something else. Close to the burning edge of the sun, they catch a fleeting glimpse of something that shouldn’t be there....

Suddenly humanity must face the possibility it is not alone in the universe. And the terrifying possibility that whatever is out there may be trying to exterminate us.  

©2019 A.G. Riddle (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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good

I am an avid sci fi reader. this is pretty good. not as silly as some, not hard science fiction either....

  • Au global
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His best book since Departure!<br />

Loved it. Look forward to listening to the next one in the series. The narration was also great!

  • Au global
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Stunning concoction of everything I love in a great story

Once again I hold a treasure of a story by A. G. Riddle filled with a magnanimous blend of science and AI with adventure, motivation, and determination. Each character is filled with distinguishable personality made even more prominent by exceptional actors giving life through astounding and synchronous voices.
The story advances with an excellent pace that readers / listeners will have no complications with. The story is entertaining, interesting, adventurous, educational, and extremely well composed. The humour and sarcasm mix well to enliven each conversation and person and enhance the listening experience. The story details are pieces together and released at well thought out points during the story and confirm Riddle has exceptional story telling abilities whilst maintaining faith in the readers and the way minds work to gather information and draw conclusions just in time to arrive at more information and better conclusions. Henry’s movie quotables are absolutely hilarious followed with James’ sarcasm. Such an enjoyable listen! But I will not divulge what happens. You must read this story to find out. You won’t be disappointed.
I can’t hardly wait to read book two. :)

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  • Au global
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  • Melmom
  • 2019-03-08

I felt title and genre was misleading.

It was not a bad story, was looking for a hard science fiction story ended up a love story in space with barely a nod to the problems of intersystem space travel. As a love story, it would rate at least a four start review by someone more talented in exposition than I.

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  • Au global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-04

Excellent!

I devoured this book. Excellent hard sci-fi with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing without being totally implausible.

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  • Au global
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  • Tim Tigner
  • 2019-03-11

Best book since The Martian

Winter World is The Martian meets Armageddon meets Star Trek TNG, all of which this consumer found outstanding. It's been years since the last time I had as much difficulty putting my earbuds down.

As a fellow suspense author, I read a ton of competitive works but rarely review them. Doesn't feel right judging my peers. But this book is so well written and so artfully performed that I was strongly compelled to sing its praises.

Yes, there is a fair amount of suspension of belief required, but the characters are so artfully constructed and the tale told with such tension that it's easily ignored. For all 11 delightful hours, you just have to know where Riddle is going to take this book. Fortunately, the ultimate answer is: to a sequel. (Don't let that knowledge deter you. Winter World is a complete and satisfying story.)

My highest recommendation.

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  • Au global
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  • Connor
  • 2019-03-22

Entertaining but nothing special

It’s a beach read. Plot is entertaining but very predictable. Writing is amateurish. Nothing to write home about but worth a read. Narrators are pleasant to listen to.

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  • Au global
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  • mary741
  • 2019-03-12

loved it.

AG Riddle slams you with suspense, global problems with human frality and strength .Riveting and exciting.

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  • Barb
  • 2019-03-11

Plausible

Excellent sci-fi with lots of turns and actions to keep me going. LOVE A. G. Riddle books and this is not an exception. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking adventure and apocalyptic situations.

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  • S. Morris
  • 2019-03-26

One Dimensional Characters, Bad Science

The premise of this book was interesting, which is what led me to purchase it, however I was disappointed for a number of reasons.

1. The character of Emma was really poorly executed. Her entire reason for existing in the story seemed to be to validate all of the things James says and does. This is the epitome of a male author writing a part for a woman without having a clue about women. Making an astronaut play the part of a damsel in distress was embarrassing to read.
2. The science was bunk. A lot of inaccuracies in how things would play out were the planet to undergo massive cooling. I've heard some reviewers compare this book to "The Martian" for some reason. The Martian managed to get the science right.
3. Many of the "plot twists" were completely predictable, chapters in advance. Many plot points were never followed up on or glossed over. The author really seems to have phoned in some of the effort on this one, and the editor also doesn't seem to have done much to help either.

All in all, I was super disappointed in this book. I wanted to like it but it just didn't deliver. I'm definitely not going to bother with the sequel.

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  • Au global
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  • Maria
  • 2019-03-10

Highly entertaining!

I loved this book! One of the rare ones that kept me listening nearly all the way through. I loved the flawed characters, the science, the love story... all of it. The narrators were terrific. I got all excited listening to the info at the end about the sequel, but realized it wasn't out yet. Bummer.

Highly recommend for those who like science fiction, particularly apocalyptic sci-fi.

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  • Au global
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  • Montgomery Harris
  • 2019-03-09

a great ride!

not goind to say much and risk q spoiler. read it. you will love it.

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  • Au global
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  • Ryan Hooey
  • 2019-03-09

Brr its cold in here

This audiobook was witty, smart and very very techie. It had me hook line and sinker right from the get go. It is a combination between outerspace and back on earth. Riddle gives us characters that you just cheer for and love all the way through the book. The story unravels just like the secrets that each character holds and it stays true all the way through. What an ending! I did not see that one coming and could not put this one down through the last two hours or so of the audiobook. Riddle mixes his imagination with what undoubtedly is some major research he had to do for this book and it blends together so nicely. I cannot say enough good things about this one. The performances were very well done it is duel narration between a male and female performer and they were both very well done. Each provides their own flair and unique way of presenting characters throughout this book. There is some mystery left at the end as well which will be revealed in the second book. I am so excited this has turned into a series. The second book sounds just as fascinating as the first.

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