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Metro 2035

Written by: Dmitry Glukhovsky
Narrated by: Rupert Degas
Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely in their orbits. Radio is mute on all frequencies. The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city.

It's there, hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was constructed as the world's largest air-raid shelter, where now people try to outlive the end of days. It's there that they created a new world for themselves. The stations of the Metro became city-states, and its citizens, torn apart by religions and ideologies, are fighting for now-scarce commodities: air, water, and space.

This tiny underground world can only remind humans of an immense world they once were the masters of. It's been 20 years since Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once had. But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from the underground onto the surface.

And he will.

©2015 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2016 Andrew Bromfield (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The final chapter

wonderful conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. it was everything I hoped for and more. Thank you Artyom.

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A wonderful book and amazing end to the story

Absolutely awsome book and an amazing end to the series. I love every second and every thing that happened had me on the edge of my seat wondering what will come next

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the death of a good trilogy

metro 2033 was the only good book in this trilogy. metro 2035 losses all the good qualities that metro 2033 gave birth to. there is a lack of philosophy, horror, tension, wonder etc within this novel as if the writers were changed. if you loved metro 2033 give this a pass as it doesn't do much to feed the curiosity of the reader

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  • Adam S.
  • 2017-04-02

Really great stories.

The second of this trilogy wasn't that great, but the third was well worth it. I got into these books after playing the video games and the books are even better than the game was..

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  • Amanda Lori Ryan
  • 2017-09-13

swapped horror for conspiracies

supernatural theme vanished, replaced by abusive sexual tones. bad exchange, even with great narrator. disappointed.

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  • Lee Johnson
  • 2017-02-26

I was so excited, I pre-ordered the book... oops..

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book was unlike the rest of the books in his story... You can always tell when a writer is out of material because they fill space with cursing and sex. The "f-bombs" were over the top and at one point as a character drops the skirt of a woman to finger her in front of her husband, I just had enough. In one chapter the author drops the dialogue tags (ie "said Sally" "responded Joe") The narrator tried to change voices as best he could, but it was terrible. If that was what the first 2 books had been like, that would be expected, but this was so unlike the author that it was sad.

Has Metro 2035 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I liked the first two books.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favorite?

Even though the story line is pitiful, Rupert Degas does a great job in the performance

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  • Stefan Dascalu
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  • 2017-05-26

A deparure from the original

New directions are fun. And sometimes necessary. There will be some that would argue that this change was a necessary change. But i would argue that this book was not.

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  • Taylor
  • 2017-10-10

Glukhovsky has evolved with his trilogy.

As the second feels different from the first, the third is different from the previous two. Glukhovsky evolved his style with his trilogy, and here, in the final installment, that style matches the story, becuase Artyom has aged with his experiences. Most of the main cast, those surviving at least, from the previous books stop by to say "farewell". At times I did wonder if this story had all been intended from the initial book, or if it was a case of the author changing his intent to continue the plot. Either way, the story fits. A reader, having to rely soley of the knowledge a character can give him, feels the discoveries of Artyom in the very heart of oneself. It is a lovely, dark and fantastic tale.

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  • Michael Ramos
  • 2017-03-22

a good ending to a excellent series

the book was great. dark and gritty. without spoilers I only wish there was a summary are of what happen to the people. you get the gist tho. always how it is when a series ends. you want to know just a little bit more

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  • M
  • 2019-09-19

A good book especially if you read the others.

It's a good book overall there were something here and there i didn't like but that all personal opinion. The original was the best of the 3 with out a doubt.

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  • Seth
  • 2019-09-01

Not worth the credit

the first two books in the series we're great but this one has a completely different tone, and reads a lot like some sort of sick erotic novel.

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  • Jeff Koeppen
  • Minnesota USA
  • 2019-08-10

Fantastic conclusion to an epic trilogy

The Metro trilogy is dark, messy, unforgiving dystopian science fiction and I really enjoyed all of it. In total, I spent 51 hours in the Moscow Metro (subway) plus time reading the electronic versions of the short prologue and epilogue to 2033! Why aren't these books in major bookstores in the US?

Summarizing from my prior Metro reviews: the series is set in the Moscow subway system after a nuclear war. The system consists of 223 stations on 12 lines and were designed as nuclear shelters with sealed gates, generators, filtered air intakes, weapons, medicine and other and life-sustaining systems. When the war starts the people lucky (?) enough to be in the Metro or get in from the surface before the hermetically sealed doors are closed are saved, and people left on the surface are presumed dead. Eventually, the stations become their own city-states and form alliances amongst themselves.

Returning to 2035 as the main character and protagonist is Artyom. He sat out most of 2034 as the story focused on Homer, Sasha, and Hunter (supporting character in 2033). The plot of 2035 focuses again on a quest taken by Artyom, with Homer and Sasha also making appearances. As the novel opens Artyom has returned to normal life in his home station two years after the events of 2033. Having heard rumors of radio contact made with the outside world he dons a radiation suit, surfaces, and climbs to a high building with radio gear in hopes pick up a radio signal. After having no luck after many days of attempts he decides to set out to the station where the supposed signal was received. The plot of this 20-hour book picks up quickly and progresses at a furious pace to the end. Artyom finds himself in hair-raising situation after hair-raising situation as he tries to uncover the truth of what is really going on on the surface. Is it habitable outside of Moscow? Did other countries survive the war?

I liked 2035 a little bit more than 2033 with the shorter 2034 third in preference. I find it hard to compare these books with any others I've read. There are some similarities with the great Wool series by Hugh Howey in that human life has gone subterranean to survive a calamity, and not all is what it appears to be. There were times where 2035 got a bit raunchy for my tastes and there was a scene that didn't work for me in audio but overall I thought it was excellent. The mystery that Artyom was attempting to solve in this book captivated me from the beginning and I barely had time to relax during the entire 20 hours.

I'll give this 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 as this series was absolutely epic and this was my favorite installment.

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  • Benjamin jackson
  • 2019-07-02

Loved it

I originally downloaded this series of books because i had played the game and enjoyed the story. I can positively say this has been one of the best rides a book has taken me on. There’s so much detail and it’s amazing. If you’ve just completed the series i highly recommend listening to it a second time(i feel this way about all books) because you’ll be amazed with how much you really still ended up missing and how great the series really is.

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  • Charlotte
  • 2018-11-24

Trop de viols et violences sexistes

Je n'ai pas supporté la lecture de ces scènes qui n'apportent pas grand chose à une intrigue par ailleurs médiocre. Dommage, les précédents tomes étaient très bons!

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