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  • Quantum Earth, Book 2
  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (277 ratings)

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Earthside

Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
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Publisher's Summary

The fate of mankind is in the hands of a group of 20-something science nerds in the sequel to Outland, by the Audible #1 best-selling author of the “Bobiverse” series.

The Yellowstone super-eruption has put an end to modern civilization. As cities and countries continue to fall, the colony of Rivendell in the alternate Earth known as Outland looks more and more like the only real hope for humanity. But life in Rivendell isn’t getting any simpler, either. Bill and Kevin continue to discover new worlds; the population continues to rise; winter is approaching; and everyone has their own opinion about how things should be run.

Then, a garbled plea for help from Omaha sends most of the security forces back Earthside to investigate, leaving Monica’s police force understaffed just as a large group of refugees arrive with its own ideas and power structure. With threats from both inside and outside, will the colony even survive until spring?

©2023 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Story is ok

So…the story is fundamentally interesting. Good characters, great writing as usual, But…. Some of the details are so silly. A little more knowledge of guns would be useful to make the story more believable, for example (a low powered AR-15 against large animals? yeah no. )

But here is what made me cringe. Conservatives are mostly portrayed as old, uninformed, and ridiculous. Left leaning are smart, enlightened and witty. Sigh…. I am pretty sure in a frontier setting where nature eats you on the regular that politics would matter less and competency would matter more. Also, the author doesn’t seem to know what anarchy, libertarianism, or even socialism is, and instead relies on over simplified popular progressive definitions of these ideas.

So all that being said, should you listen to this book? Absolutely. It’s still pretty good.

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Awesome story of nerds and dinosaurs

Just wow can’t wait for book 3 and still waiting for book 5 of the bobs testing can’t review

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Good Book

Loved it, easy to keep up and listen to. Good follow through from book 1

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Don’t agree with all the negative reviews.

I though this audio book was great. True to the author’s and narrator’s great stuff.

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Voices changed

Love Ray Porter as a narrator, but this audio is a bit of a miss. The voices of the characters have significantly changed (especially Matt and Richard) and really throws off the experience. The new voices do not fit with the characters’ personalities as described in the first and second book.

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When do we get Book 3

Love it when the author makes decisions in the story that feel plausible within the world they created. At times it felt like listening to the news. Ray Porter is always excellent.

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A great continuation

if you liked the first one, you will like the second.
it's does jump around a bit, but it's the same great survivalist sci-fi story.
it really sets the stage for really cool stories to come.

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A great start waiting for

Humour great story thoughtful characters real and developed so much story yet to write great reflection of our society made me think why science fiction never consider clothing Tex not important

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Good stuff

Need more, faster. Im out of Dennis E. Taylor books and I don’t know what to do!

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a great narrator of a great story

I Loved this book and I want more! Ray Porter as always does a stellar performance that makes me want to listen to more. Dennis e. Taylor! two thumbs way way up!

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