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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the award-winning Mars trilogy comes a vision of a radically different alternative future, where every day is a fight to survive.

North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be - and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

Kim Stanley Robinson's first novel, The Wild Shore, is an epic tale that will appeal to adults and young adults alike.

©1984 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • enya keshet
  • 20-10-2018

a child story

unlike other Kim Staniely Robinson books it seems this one is aimed at young readers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2017

Good book but characters are racist and sexist

Provocative vision of a possible future. However - I was troubled by the racism and sexism in the book and couldn't tell how much of it was the author's biases and how much he was intentionally making the characters bigoted. Also, why is nobody using horses for transportation? This is never explained.

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  • Adam Wright
  • 31-08-2016

Extremely boring...

I kept waiting for the story line to pick up the pace, but it never did. The plot is definitely interesting, but the characters and story telling is dry.

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  • Carl
  • 12-01-2016

Needs 6 stars

This book redefines great sci-fi, it is a great story and good literature. It has lots of ringing truths and it punches through similar books with a rich inner life expressed in terms of the New World lost in the ruins of the old.

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  • Susan
  • 24-05-2015

Yay

I really love it when I discover an audio book that can hold my interest. It's always a combination of a good story, delightful prose that inspire me to pause, replay, and dwell on the insight of the author, and a really good narrator that 1.) does not annoy me, 2.) does not bore me, and 3.) has developed good and distinctive voices for the characters
This book has all of those. I'm moving on to book 2. Yay!!!

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  • Chris Thomas
  • 27-07-2017

I don't recommend this narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story didn't progress nearly as much as I expected. The narrator is as close to monotone as a narrator can be. I was very excited for this series when I started but I will not be continuing with it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Stanley Robinson again?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Stefan Rudnicki’s performances?

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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