[Read] ➵ Winter World (The Long Winter Book 1) ➼ A.G. Riddle – Uroturk.info
I tend to gravitate toward certain genres during certain seasons Spring, for example, is a time of hope, and so it requires the hope filled literature of science fiction Finding good science fiction, though, isn t easy That s because good science fiction builds believable worlds and creates characters we care about while also blowing our minds with science and technology that s almost indistinguishable from magic Talk about a tall order Winter World is good science fiction I raced through it on my Kindle, and the second I crossed the finish line I was met with the option to pre order the sequel, which I did Here s the thing, though I never do that I never buy a book before it s been out for a while, and people have had a chance to review it I m cautious that way.But with Winter World, I threw caution to the solar winds Now I m counting down the days until I can once again lose myself in some good science fiction Not an enjoyable read, and quite poorly written I felt like I was forcing myself to finish the latter third of the book just so I could move on to reading something else as quickly as possible I doubt any other book includes the word drone quite as many times as this one either The book is presented through two main characters, a Male know it all with apparently no flaws, and a female astronaut I agree with many of the other reviews on here, the female lead turned from a strong interesting character into the whiny girlfriend in a short space of time I won t be rushing to read the sequel as the plot really wasn t entertaining enough Too many strange time jumps and inexplicable plot holes building 9 identical space ships in a few months when we re told there are no resources left on a frozen earth and everybody is starving to death for one Avoid. Longlisted For The Wilbur Smith Prize For Best Published Novel A New Ice Age And A Shocking Discovery Will Change Humanity Forever In The Near Future, An Ice Age Pushes The Human Race To The Edge Of ExtinctionScientists Search For The Cause And Any Hope Of Stopping The Long Winter They Send Probes Into The Solar System To Take Readings Near Mars, One Of The Probes Makes A Shocking Discovery A Mysterious Object, Drifting Toward The Sun Is It The Cause Of The Long Winter Or Could It Be Our Only Hope Of Survival With Time Running Out, NASA Launches A Mission To Make Contact With The Artifact But It Isn T What Anyone Thought Humanity Faces A New Kind Of Threat And An Event That Will Reveal A Dark Truth About Our Future From AG Riddle, The Worldwide Bestselling Author With OVER MILLION COPIES SOLD, Comes A New Sci Fi Thriller That Will Forever Change The Way You Look At Earth S Place In The Solar System Praise For AG Riddle Reads Like A Superior Collaboration Between Dan Brown And Michael Crichton The Guardian On Pandemic I Finished The Book Fast Because I Just Couldn T Wait WIRED GeekDad On Departure Riddle Keep S The Focus On His Characters Rather Than The Technological Marvels Publisher S Weekly On Departure Well Constructed And Tightly Wound As A Fine Swiss Watch DEPARTURE Has Non Stop Action, An Engaging Plot And, Of Course, Wheels Within Wheels Diana Gabaldon, Bestselling Author Of Outlander MORE ABOUT WINTER WORLDEach Month, Earth Grows Colder Snow Falls In Summer Glaciers Trample Cities Across North America, Europe, And Asia The New Ice Age Shows No Signs Of StoppingChaos Erupts Around The World, People Abandon Their Homes And Flock To Regions Where They Can SurviveNations Prepare To Go To War For The World S Last Habitable ZonesScientific Organizations Search For The Reason Earth Is Cooling They Send Probes Into The Solar System To Collect Readings Near Mars, One Of The Probes Finds A Mysterious Object, Drifting Toward The Sun Is It Responsible For The New Ice Age And If So, Can We Stop It Or Is The Artifact Merely An Observer Or Neither Could It Be A Relic From A Long Extinct Civilization One Thing Is Certain Investigating The Artifact Is Humanity S Best Hope Of SurvivalAs The Ice Age Claims Lives And The World Slides Into Anarchy, An International Consortium Launches A Mission Into Space To Study The Object And Make Contact But The First Contact Mission Doesn T Go As Planned What The Crew Discovers Out There Is Beyond Anyone S ImaginationTwo Members Of The First Contact Mission May Hold The Keys To Humanity S SalvationDr Emma Matthews Is The Commander Aboard The International Space Station For Months, She Has Watched The World Below Freeze And Civilization Unravel The Headlines Tell Only Half Of The Story The Messages From Her Sister Tell The Rest, Of A World Witnessing Mass Migrations, Fighting For Survival, Struggling To Provide A Future For Their Children When A Catastrophe Strikes The ISS, Emma Faces Her Own Fight For SurvivalDr James Sinclair Is One Of The Greatest Scientists Alive A Mind Before His Time Years Ago, He Invented Something With The Potential To Change The World An Invention That Would Upset The Balance Of Power In The World Forever Fearing That Change, His Enemies Sent Him To Prison For A Crime He Didn T Commit But With Humanity S Future At Stake, NASA Asks Him To Join The First Contact Mission His Expertise Is Vital To The Mission S Success And To Saving Emma With The Clock Ticking Down To Humanity S Final Days On Earth, James Makes A Decision That Will Change His Life Forever And May Determine The Fate Of The Entire Human Race I knew I d love this and I did A compelling apocalyptic tale, set half on a freezing Earth and the other half in space on the trail of mysterious alien artefacts Perfect premise, although occasionally a little confused during the moments of extreme action There will be a book 2, I believe, but Winter World ends completely satisfactorily 4 4.5 stars Review to follow on For Winter Nights. Even though I can t understand how this book has such a high average rating, I have to acknowledge that and recognise that different books appeal to different readers.The problem for me is not the genre.But if you are analytical by nature and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by mystery and detective books, you will find Winter World so full of holes that the biggest challenge will be to finish the book. So, I m a self professed fan of post apocalyptic lit, but I prefer it without zombies, monsters or nerdy elements that make me feel like an outsider I was surprised, then, to find that I actually LOVED this book, in spite of the sometimes lengthy intellectual passages that explicated aspects of astronomy and space travel What impressed me most was the character development Author A.G Riddle has breathed life into a variety of personas, each unique, interesting and, most importantly, believable Additionally, I was completely engaged, from page one through the edge of your seat conclusion so much so, in fact, that I hated to turn the final page I was, however, thrilled to discover that there s a sequel in the works When perusing other reviews, I noticed that there s some criticism about the validity of some of the facts presented I honestly have no idea how valid those comments are I just accepted what was written at face value and enjoyed the ride If you long for a good story, with characters you will love, definitely add this to your need to read list. Dual first person telling not showing.5 stars for imagination.1 star for style.Reads like a high school kid wrote it There are two protagonists and the writing annoyingly shifts between their first person narrative Their voices are very similar The grammar is mostly okay, but the style is atrocious There are many four word sentences and the dialogue lacks nuance and depth Perhaps Riddle s worst work. I really enjoyed this one It has the making of a Hollywood blockbuster I kept seeing the movie in my mind as I was listening to the audiobook It follows two astronauts, Emma and James as they attempt to save the world and discover what is bringing about a new ice age.Winter WorldI thought it was great, lots of action, adventure, and romance Ok so I didn t like the romance so much I thought it was extremely corny But overall it was a great book It was non stop something happening I enjoyed the writing and the characters.One thing that I didn t like was the predictability I pretty much figured out all the main OMG WHAT DID HE DO JUST TELL US ALREADY twists straight away, so I was bummed about the big revelation It was just so predictable Along with the absolutely stupidly corny romance this is where it lost the wow factor for me and I deducted a star.However, overall a great read Would make a fabulous movie, kinda like deep impact meets the day after tomorrow, meets independence day crossed with the matrix I enjoyed it very much.What did I think of the audio version Yes I loved it The narrators were excellent and it was like a movie in my mind Would I recommend Winter World Yes it was a fun read Very intelligent and thought provoking in some parts and all out fun adventure in others I didn t buy the romance at all, but thankfully that was not what I was particularly after in this one.If you like action packed end of the world books, this will be right up your alley I purchased Winter World at my own expense on audible.comFor reviews check out my Blog Instagram Twitter Facebook Written like a screenplay, all talking heads with no chemistry between the characters I m not going to believe that the two main characters are falling in love just because the author tells me they are The male MC is a total Mary Sue too He received his doctorate in biochem on the same day as he got one in medicine He can analyze people better than a psychiatrist His only flaw is that he thinks people are better than they are.I suppose he leaps tall buildings and travels faster than a speeding bullet in his spare time I ll save my reading time for Elizabeth Moon who writes compelling characters in believable situations. Very meh It felt like an attempt to cross Enders Game with the Martian, but it fell flat I honestly can t even remember anyone s names from the novel only a few weeks past reading it The two main characters are a male who is a super genius, and ends up being a great leader, statistician, public speaker, and overall a Mary Sue coupled with a female who is an astronaut and crew leader but ends up being nothing than a love interest following the male around How great it could have been if he had been kept the awkward nervous genius and she the decisive strategic leader Their chemistry could have grown from their mutual strengths instead of his rescuing her and her following him around like a loyal puppy.The sci fi elements weren t bad and the action was written well enough, but I couldn t connect with either of the mains and kept rolling my eyes when the male proved to be great at everything he touched.