The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory.
Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion.
VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.
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Fantastic voicework and great story
How immersive the story was, how absorbed in the world I'd become whenever I would resume listening. Haven't felt that way with a good book in a long time, I credit the author and the voice actor for their ability to convey the heart of such interesting characters.
Khan, because, He's Khan.
The scene where the young boy who is with the old man attacks the Reich soldier and is killed, artyom through anger sacrifices himself on principle, in the presence of death.
Yes, fortunately it's very long so I couldn't. I love consistently great books that take forever to finish its so worthy of your time
Rupert Degas is my favorite voice actor to ever do an audiobook. I've listened to like 30-40 audiobooks in my life and never have I been so drawn in and convinced by a full on performance of dialogue. Let me just say this, if this man doesn't do the 2035 audiobook when that comes out I will be ridiculously upset. Also, if you get a chance, try out the games they somehow manage to be phenomenal as well. This author has got something special with this world and I'd hate to see him let it go just yet, it's dying for more stories, begging for them, like a call, coming down the tunnel.
Difficult, but well worth it!
I enjoyed the game to a VERY high degree, and the book just brought up those memories of sitting in a dark room almost wetting myself due to scares! It has an amazing story, well written and very well thought out.
I think my favorite character would be Artyom (the protagonist). He is naive in a sense and throughout the book you really get attached to him. He doesn't seem stupid, doesn't seem overly smart. Overall, a very realistic character.
No, I've never listened to any of his other performances but after Metro 2033 I will definitely be picking up another book he narrates.
Metro 2033 - Earth's last stop (?)
Not very good with taglines and to be honest, if this was made into a movie (and made correctly) it really doesn't need a catchy tagline. The title is enough!