Sequel to Solitude - ABR Listeners Choice: Best Sci-Fi of 2018
Following the incredible events of Solitude, Vaughn and Angela must probe the depths of space and time to unravel and perhaps even reverse the enigma of humanity's disappearance. But first, they must get past themselves. If you enjoyed Solitude, you'll love the action and plot twists in this apocalyptic epic...more
When this audiobook came out a couple of days ago I when and got it right away.
Then in two days I listened to both audiobooks sure that it’s the complete series.
How wrong ! Now I got to wait who knows how long for the next audiobook to get released. I’m pissed of but I can’t say that this is a joy of a series so it’s going to be worth waiting !
Both audiobooks are great, easy to understand it all and full of enjoyment.
Perfect narration by R.C. Bray and Julia Whelan .
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I had not been prepared to be shoved, kicking and screaming, into new dimensions.
I listened / read this book. The ebook was a KU.
In this sequel Vaughn and Angela follow a trail of metal floating on the sky to CERN. They need to find out why all life has disappeared and who is responsible. What they find shocks them. Their efforts to stop those responsible pushes them into a time loop, traveling to alien and decimated dimensions. They also discover the gruesome truth of where all the people and animals went. Now more than ever they have to stop the enemy.
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I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel to the excellent solitude. The direction the story takes is quite spectacular, the story arc takes off like the proverbial rocket in a direction I did not see coming. The science is solid, the prose is witty and well constructed and delivers an almighty sucker punch to the gut at one point. Dean has really knocked this one out of the park, cannot wait for part 3.
I initially shyed away from this series due to some reviews (those bastards), but after reading Sector 64 (and loving it). I needed to try some more Dean M. Cole books!
I'm very happy that I took the plunge into Solitude and Multitude. I've been immersed in the series for the last week and couldn't put it down. I mainly listened to the audio books (outstanding performances!!!) But read some as well, switching back and forth.
I can't wait to read/listen the next ...more
The first book was straight forward and better for it. Humanity is wiped out in a disaster (albeit a relatively complicated disaster) and the two survivors need to work together to rescue one of them who is stranded in space. This simplicity created enough room for the scientific concepts to unfold without tripping up the story. This book ...more
Any book like Solitude that leaves you with just two human beings alive on the planet watching a stream of buildings, vehicles and tanks flying over their heads is unlikely to have a follow-up that's all plain sailing! And so it proves here! Solitude had a unique perspective of two characters separated by space itself working together, it was a great premise and worked extremely well. Now that Angela and Vaughn are together it's a different chemistry and feel to the book. T ...more
Plot: A wave of light emanates from CERN supercollider in Geneva, Switzerland and sweeps across the globe, annihilating all life forms. "Poof," no one is left. Animals, bird, bugs, all gone. Planes fall from the sky, trains ram into stations, boats plow into shore, cars, ...more
I have been waiting for this sequel for nearly two years. To say that it was worth the wait is an understatement.
I listened to the audiobook version of this story and it was performed so well. Bob and Julia both did a fantastic job. I loved the new duet narration style used in the sequel compared to the dual style used in Solitude.
I can't go into as much detail with my review as I would like without giving out spoilers. So, let me just sum it up w ...more
These books have been edited well in that there are minimal distracting errors in the writing. The adventures of Vaughn and Brown continue, albeit in a rather repetitious way, as they fight to end the looping reality in which they are caught. The story loses momentum after the second journey to hell, but the author wisely condenses time to get the characters to a place where change can occur. Vaughn continues to take a back seat to Brown’s brillian ...more
Here's what I liked: It was inventive and different. It was exciting. It held my interest to the end of the book. Here's what I hated: When I took a college creative writing class (and proved once and for all that I was not a writer), the professor told me, "Good, but no more dream sequences." The reason was that you could write just about anything and not have to worry about cohesion, reality, timeline, or any of the cohesive guidelines that good writers struggle to perfect. Most ...more
This descended quickly into defeat-the-aliens territory. Even with the added bonus of dimensional travel, I found myself saying to the book "it's different dimensions, not time travel!" When you find yourself yelling at an audiobook, something's wrong. This has ...more
“That ain’t Toto … and we sure the hell aren’t in Kansas anymore.”
This second instalment was quite different from book one. (view spoiler)[Aside from the introduction of aliens and no time in space until the very end, I also felt this one was harder to connect with. (hide spoiler)]
Vaughan was quite negative at times and Angela was quite judgemental. I had problems liking either of th ...more
I am not sure that really helps. It is quite hard to explain how much I liked this book, without including any spoilers.
Anyway, the point I am t ...more