State of Nature : Park Service

  • by Ryan Winfield
  • Narrated by Michael Braun
  • Series: Park Service
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The final adventure...
After leaving the Isle of Man, Aubrey and Jimmy return to the Foundation to confront Hannah about her betrayal and to free the people of Holocene II only to find themselves facing new and more difficult challenges in a world where nothing is as it seems.


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I really got into this series

I wasn’t all that thrilled with this series when I started it. Everything was told by Aubrey, the main character, from his point of view. As I listened more I got deeper into the story. The comic antics of Jimmy and Junior were a nice break for the serious parts. I felt sorry for Aubrey when he put so much trust in Hannah only to be betrayed in the worst way.

In book 3, the last of the trilogy, the sub has returned from the trip to the Isle of Man. They find Hannah and after she gets the hand, she has them locked up. While they were gone she acquired “tunnel rats” to rebuild Eden. But now she has a problem. His people have gone on strike. If they can’t go to Eden they will not send any shipments of supplies to the Park Service.

She makes a deal with Aubrey to go back and talk his people into resuming work. He must tell them that Eden is going to be better than ever. Aubrey won’t go without Jimmy. The Professor puts a tracking anklet on Jimmy and tells them it will explode if they try to remove it or he can detonate it from there. If the shipments don’t resume, Hannah stated that she will flood the city.

There are lessons to be learned from this series. A friendship forged through fire is the strongest. Jimmy and Aubrey’s friendship had saved both their lives several times. They survived the murder of Jimmy’s tribe and the destruction of the Isle of Man.

Though Aubrey thinks he loves Hannah, he learns that she manipulated him into thinking she cared for him. Her constant lies finally crushed any feelings he had for her. Now he does not trust anything she says but he knows he has to play along to save his people.

I really got into this series and hated that it would not continue. But I understood why Aubrey made the choice he did at the end.

Michael Braun finished up this third book in his wonderful voice. He carried the story along with consistent voices of the characters. I will watch for his name on other audio books.

As before the production was without fault. Every word was clear and understandable. A great job.

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Surprisingly Good

If you could sum up State of Nature in three words, what would they be?

Surp Risingly Good

What does Michael Braun bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I do not know this narrator's age, but his voice is ideal for narrating a book in which a young man is the main character. He's a good reader with a pleasant voice. I'd definitely be drawn to a book he narrated in the future.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The most moving point in the book, I would hope that everyone agrees, was the moment Aubrey made his choice at the matchmaking ceremony. The author handled this beautifully, and the twist was fantastic.

Any additional comments?

I bought the first book of this trilogy in one of Audible's sales, even though I'd never heard of it before, and had never read one of Winfield's books. The conceit is different enough to keep things interesting, and the characters (both good and bad) are compelling enough to keep the reader engaged. The second book was good, the first book was better than the second, and the third (this one) is the best of the three.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2014
  • Publisher: Ryan Winfield