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  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,292 ratings)

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Golden Son

By: Pierce Brown
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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Publisher's Summary

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's continuing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices.

©2015 Pierce Brown (P)2015 Recorded Books

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A perfect book for a 15 year old boy

Doesn't suck - but neither is it top shelf spec fiction. The series is YA in disguise. Did not finish due to:

1. The PROFOUND insights by the main character that are largely chringe worthy
2 . The train smash of chivraldric single combat and modern warefare that have no business being near each other.
3. The constant emotional whining by the main character.
4. The constant stupid actions by the supposedly ubermensch main character to increase drama

After two book my main takeway is the overwhelming need to shoot the main character in the face

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One of the best books I've ever read!!!

Pierce is an author at the very top of his game. His handle on story, dialogue and pacing rivals that of George RR Martin. Golden Son is flawless in every possible way. It really got to me... moved me... made me invest emotionally in Darrow and his quest. I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality writing and storytelling.

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Easy listen

Fairly cliche storyline and the market is saturated with the likes of these tales where from the suppressed classes rises a hero. In typical fashion they make friends with enemies and enemies of friends, fall in love and go through many a trial and tribulation. Just as they seem to reign it crumbles... I guess that's how marketing works and let me tell you this despite being cliches and nothing original- it's characters are well established its an easy listen and you can tell it'll be a blockbuster when released on the big screen. By the end you'll be downloading the next instalment , despite the tack purely because you need to know if good conquers evil, if love lifts you up, if the little guy gets his day in the sun , because the narrator isn't to hard on the ears, there's nothing to watch on tv and it's simple !

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Great story and a perfect narrator

A thoroughly enjoyable follow-up to the first book - I was captivated from start to finish. Moments of laughter and horror - what it does, it does well. a bloody damn great novel.

Tim Gerard Reynolds as the narrator is perfect, and brings a lot to the story. Wonderful performance.

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Faultless

No words. Great continuation of the first and sets up the 3rd perfectly! Amazing and i cannot wait to continue!

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Amazing narrator, great tale

Loved this and it didn’t feel YA- rather an easy, engrossing read. The voice actor fabulously bought characters to life with distinctly recognizable traits which was very helpful.

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plot twists galore!

the start was a bit slow. i felt that it lost its momentum that it built up. my main reason for the 4 stars.

the 2 years time skipped was a bit draining. but then it picks it self up. i was constantly on my toes. alliances changing with the tide. the ending does make me want to listen on. they could have foreshadowed a bit better the ending.. because it didnt make too much sense.


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Couldn’t think the first book could be beaten!!

Everything. A superb read for anyone interested in dystopian science fiction mixed with love and intrigue. Amazing.

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So good.

Absolutely epic. The first two books were free. Buying the 3rd one immediately! A mixture of Game of Thrones and Hunger Games all wrapped into one!

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Only Game of Thrones could be more savage

Memories of the empty, disappointed and unsatisfied feeling that I got watching the last episode of GOT.

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