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    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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    • Cynthia R Phillips
    • 15/07/2019

    High school creative writing 101

    While I've enjoyed both narrators on other productions, I truly felt put off by A.L.Cobb's version of the female protagonist - too 'teen'like for me personally; Ballerini also sounded off...personally speaking.

    The story seemed contrived and forced. While I agree with much of the political statement, it was presented in a preachy nuance which was off-putting.

    I've enjoyed other titles by Riddle better than this one, and I'm not certain whether I care enough about the characters to listen to the second in the pair.

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    • Will
    • 04/06/2019

    Disappointed...

    Both phases of this audio book, story and performance are frustrating. First the story feels very rushed and underdeveloped. The performances are just not interesting and both have a strange inflection and tempo that I found distracting. This is disappointing because every other AG Riddle book I very much enjoyed, however in my view they missed the mark on this one.

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    • Melmom
    • 08/03/2019

    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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    • A. Dukes
    • 25/04/2019

    Stale

    The book started out interesting but ended up just mashing up already used plot lines from popular sci-fi movies/books. The characters were actually pretty flat. The thing I really hate, is when a book starts off good, then gets very predictable and boring, but you’ve already invested time into it so you finish feeling like you wasted time and money you’ll never get back. I have to be pretty amazed or pretty irritated to write a review, this falls in the irritated category.

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    • S. Morris
    • 26/03/2019

    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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    • Connor
    • 22/03/2019

    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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    • Eric Callman
    • 09/05/2019

    Exciting... Like an action movie.

    This book was entertaining - with good characters and lots of suspense - but the technical details were terrible. If you enjoy big budget action/disaster movies - eg. The Day After Tomorrow - you'll probably like this. If you're looking for a hard-science fiction story, you should probably look elsewhere.

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    • Alberto Estrada
    • 26/03/2019

    Love story with a backdrop of survival.

    When this was compared to interstellar I immediately got it. I don't feel like it deserves this comparison. The love story dominates this story. Everything else is interesting but I cannot but help to roll my eyes whenever the two characters interact, which happens quite frequently.

    Performance is solid. I'm about a third of the way through and cannot wait to get it over with.

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    • AL
    • 18/06/2019

    Cliché. Maybe for teens or young adults

    Great narration, but a couple pain points. First off, was the poorly scripted women. The lead female character is but a damsel-in-distress. Oh James, oh James, lets hold hands, oh James is so smart, oh James tell me what you’re thinking, oh my! whatever are we going to do James… Urgh! Other female characters also never quite seem to provide any applicable solutions to whatever predicament. They are either argumentative or overly sensitive. Even the apparently accomplished doctor is easily flustered by discord on the team she’s there to treat and ensure the well-being of.

    My second pain point is the general intelligence and maturity level of humanity’s last hope. These characters and their respective internal dialogue lack the maturity, or portray the intelligence necessary to pull off the feat required to save earth. It’s like high schoolers playing grown up.

    As an avid Sci-Fi reader, I can easily suspend reality and give the author wide berth, but this book is cliché and pretty deng annoying.

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    • Brad Johnson
    • 05/06/2019

    Interesting premise, then sappy

    One part of SciFi is science. The author forgot that and turned scientists/astronauts into whiny overly emotional puppets. Rather than wasting time beating this turkey to death, just run away. Oh, Mr Bray was excellent as always.

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