Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
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Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy Audiobook by Pierce Brown is the continuation of the Red Rising series narrating the story of Darrow, a rebel crafted by tragedy, fighting for liberate his people from oppression. Due to his condition as a Red, he was working in the mines since he was very young. The hard work done under the surface of Mars forced him to think of a better future for his descendants. But he only could dream about it, because the society where he was living and the one he was forging with his work was full of lies. His kind of people will never overcome the situation they were in and their masters, the Golds, with their discriminatory manners have betrayed and denied any possibility of progressing. He decided to become a Gold so he can infiltrate this elite and destroy it from inside.
Trap in a world full of cruelty, Darrow discovers friendship, respect, and also love, but he gets the anger of some powerful enemies too. To change the destiny of humankind and win the war, Darrow has to vanquish the treachery plotted against him, get rid of his desire for retribution, and pledge for a hopeful reconstruction instead of a violent revolt. But the road ahead is dangerous and deceptive, he must select following his true love Eo’s ideals of love and justice to free his people.
Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy Audiobook by Pierce Brown is an allegory to the mere center of the American Democracy: free will. In a dystopic society, the desire of freedom is higher and the price to pay it is also higher. But the hero of this story is willing to pay that price just to see not only him free but all his people. The author moves smoothly in the field of human relationships and with this he does a remarkable job of playing with the listeners’ emotions in the case of this audiobook. The work done by Tim Gerard Reynolds is an amazing one, making the listener feel the characters’ anger, happiness, or sadness.
During 19 hours and 3 minutes, the listener gets deep inside the world of Darrow at a physical and emotional level as well. Brown built up a good setting for the characters to move around in terms of structures and social status; furthermore, he has given the people in the story a profundity reaching an instant empathy between the listener or reader and the character in the story.
Although the story is little bit predictable, and you feel like this second entry is charged with “the kind of dystopia-toppling action you’d expect in a trilogy enbder, not a middle volume” the tale is engaging and relentless; but it is a good sequel from the first job Brown offered in Red Rising.