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Red Rising

Written by: Pierce Brown
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

Darrow - and Reds like him - are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies...even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

©2013 Pierce Brown (P)2014 Recorded Books

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The Greatest Narrative Experience

The Red Rising Trilogy, is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE piece of fiction, of any medium. Tim Gerard Reynolds is THE BEST narrator in the industry!

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crazy boring

maybe it's me, but the pace, setting and characters are all super boring. don't feel like anything happens and my attention was gone by the time things would hopefully pick up?
not for me

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Loving the Roman Empire theme

Tim Reynolds gives another wonderful performance in the futuristic Roman Empire crossed with hunger games adventure!

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Download this ASAP

WOW this has been one of the BEST books I’ve ever listened to. The story is sharp and funny and also heartbreaking. Paired with excellent narration, you will not regret this buy. I got this as the free download for September 2020 and honestly it was good enough that I will be buying the entire series. Amazing amazing amazing- and I’m picky!

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1st Person Perspective Epic!

I really enjoyed this book. The 1st person narrative from Darrow provides a deep immersion into his mentality and thought process while he stuggles through this story. If I can suggest one thing to readers it is embrace the beginning of the book... I see some reviews saying the book has a slow start; I disagree, it really shows you what his life is like and drives his intentions in the rest of the book. I think the graphic styles blended so well with the futuristic and primative natures of the people, it really surprised me for an emotional read. Thank you Pierce and Tim, great writing and narration. I loved every bit of it and will be listening through the rest of the Saga.

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Fantastic read with great narator!

This series is worth the plunge. It’s an original story with well developed and likeable characters. Fantastic plot.

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Amazing

One of the best books I have ever read or listened to. I can't wait for the next one.

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One of the best books I've ever heard

I can't Express how good the good this book is, I was giggling half the time between the action and comedy. had goose bumps most of the way through the book

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Good Book, File is skipping starting at Chapter 10

Great story, I like the language Pierce has created and the narrator Tim does an excellent job of relaying it! Unfortunately, my copy is skipping starting at Chapter 10 and getting much worse in Chapter 11 and as a FREE offering cannot be returned or exchanged!

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Have I read this (saw a movie) somewhere else?

It is like deja vu of a very famous trilogy series that was made into block buster movies. You know, the one about society got broken down into colours... and your colour pre-define you into a specific vocation. Sounds familiar right? Well, if I haven't read those books/watch those movies, the premise of this book would actually be original. Unfortunately I did, and the book plot line become just ho-hum.
To make matter worse, many of the characters and plot line in the story are soooo predictable and cardboard like. There is no depth to it at all.
So, with due respect to all those who thought the book was great... I offer a dissenting view.

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