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.
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
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
Having read the Sector 64 series I was eager to see how he handled a 'last man on Earth' situation, so purchased Solitude and read that before diving into Multitude.
Diving in is the correct term - the storyline, characters, situation, and pace are together a completely immersive package. For the hard SF reader there is a good amount of technical content, and as a good SF story it does ...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 o ...more
The second book in this series is as engaging as the first. But you’ll have to get past the idiocy of the main male character. An amazing book would be the same story told from Angela’s point of view. In that book I imagine her moments of distractedness are explained by her having to process being stuck alone in the world with an unlikeable stereotype of a “man” derived solely from repeated watching of 1950s television and John Wayne movies. Still, I’ll read the next one — ...more
This book was truly mesmerising from start to finish, it was hard to put down right from the start. Cannot wait for the third one, very clever use of time and space especially seeing how the science fiction actually ties in with actual science, places and events that could very well happen if ones mind was so inclined to think that way. My mind definitely works that way and was utterly enthralled as my inner geek was fed copious amounts of science and action
Truly a good read
While the action *appears* to drag in parts, at the end it seemed more an artifact of the characters' frustrations - without giving anything away - you'll just have to trust me. No matter how often I thought, just get on with it, I still cared about what happened to these characters and kept reading. And there's some resolution at the end but still a cliffhanger, making me wish Book Three was already in publication.