The Moon Dwellers, book 1: In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground into the depths of the Earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, 17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.
At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the president and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.
When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan and Adele are thrust into the middle of a conflict as Adele seeks to find her family and uncover her parents' true past.
The Star Dwellers, book 2: After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers. Despite blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way among the star dwellers while he accompanies Adele's father to meet the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.
In their world there's only one rule: someone must die.
The Sun Dwellers, book 3: With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the president. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.
Tristan has a secret, too - one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?
©2012 David Estes (P)2015 Podium Publishing
The premise for this book is great, dystopian fantasy with a complex backstory - but its definitely targeted at young adults. The writing is saccharine and characters appear selfabsorbed at times (fitting to the teenage target perhaps?), which can be tiresome. The narrators do a good job with what they have, but i'm not particularly invested in finishing this audio book (series).
"A Delicious and Unique Journey"
Having all 3 stories in one volume was amazing. The world Estes created is believable and I was fully invested from the first chapter. If you are a Dystopian lover then get ready to love this adventure , feel invested in the fate of the characters, and to listen with anticipation from chapter to chapter. Whelan and Damron were perfect in their performances. Outstanding action, mysterious aetting, humorous characters real in the way they think and act; this series is powerful and satisfying.
I enjoy a combination of the two,
The switching pov's and the way they merged together. This happened mostly in the first book, but some of it returned by the end of the third.
I enjoyed both narrations although I wasn't overly fond of Will Damron's approach to the Adel character. She appeared too whiny.
This one took me by surprise. I could tell you about the riveting setting deep below the surface of the earth, the intriguing characters and the fast paced story line with two switching POV's. But, who cares. It a great listen with two great narrators that pull you right in. All I can say is Enjoy!!
This is a great dystopian novel not like others. The main character's grow as their lives change fast. There is great romance, fighting, adventure and danger in this fast paced story! The narrators are wonderful!!!!!
I loved these books. I loved every moment exploring the moon, star and sun realm. The absolute cruelty some humans can possess, and the bravery others can show. I loved watching the characters grow, and the twists the story took. I really love that there is another trilogy (the country Saga) and then a book that brings both of the trilogies together. I plan on starting the Country Saga (not on audiobook...yet!) right away and then rejoining these amazing characters afterwards. Plus, 3 books for one credit, you really can't go wrong!
"Skip it...sorry :-("
I hardly ever leave a review but this series is making me crazy, so I thought I may try and help someone out and keep them from wasting a credit. I really wanted to like this, I thought the concept sounded unique and some of the reviews were positive so I bought the Trilogy. I'm halfway thru thru the second book and I'm done, I just can't stand anymore. It drags on and on, it's so predictable I find myself yelling out the plot at the narrator, I tried increasing the speed even but it's just not well-written and its making me nuts. Another reviewer said "it sounds like it's written by an 8-year old girl", and they are totally spot-on. The author feels so emotionally immature and it's almost uncomfortable.
Julia Whelan is great, the other guy is so boring I could cry.
All of the above, but mostly it just irritated the peanuts out of me.
If you're looking for a good dystopian read, check out "In the After". It's also narrated by Julia Whelan.
"good but not great"
ok story line and decent charecters. the female narator who I have listened to in books before was really good. the male narrator made the story a little less enjoyable for me. all in all not a terrible book but I probably would not recommend it to anybody .
Narrations were excellent. dystopian tale that did an amazing job! love the setting, there were some gut wrenchingly sad parts. there also were parts where you almost forgot yourself and fund yourself laughing and crying with the characters!
"Loved the book!"
This series was well worth the time. It had a good ending as well. The price was so low I couldn't pass it up.
three books with one purchase
when they made it to see the sun
she she almost died
"interesting, it would make a great movie."
sometimes a little repetitive. characters were great tho. good love story between all 4 of the kids
brilliant set of books just wish the others from the author was available to listen too, while crocheting and drawing 😢
"kept me captivated throughout. A lovely story"
for those that like mystery and fantasy this is a very engaging story. well performed and constantly gripping. I am personally going to finish the series with book 4
"A bit dissapointing"
Probably not -I listened to all three but only because I had bought them as a set if not I may not have bought book 2 & 3.
I have enjoyed Julia's narration in other books but this wasn't her best performance.
No I was disappointed by this series too long and never really went anywhere a shame as there was lots of potential with the characters and world. The ending felt really rushed which was a shame as there was a good concept.
great story, well read, really liked the characters and back stories, hoping there's more to come...
One of the best books I've heard in quite a while!
Storyline and characters were both well thought out!
Would recommend to anyone!
"Fresh post apocalyptic sci-fi"
Yes, its a new twist in a genre that has seen some stagnation and repetition
Although not as gritty as I would have liked the character interaction was good, the alternative chapters seen from the two protagonists worked well (each with their own side kick). The concepts and settings were described perfectly and I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for something light and different
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