Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by A.G. Riddle

Winter World (The Long Winter #1)

A global ice age... pushes the human race to the brink of extinction.In our darkest hour, an international consortium ventures into space, looking for answers.Near Mars, they make a groundbreaking discovery.Could it save us from the ice age?Or is it the cause?The race is on to find out--and to save humanity.* * * From A.G. Riddle, the worldwide bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene and Departure , comes a new sci-fi thriller that will ch...

Details Winter World (The Long Winter #1)

TitleWinter World (The Long Winter #1)
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherLegion Books
GenreScience Fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Aliens, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Audiobook, Adult, Science Fiction Fantasy, Fantasy

Reviews Winter World (The Long Winter #1)

  • Kate
    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.
  • Misty
    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...
  • Christa Maurice
    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 le...
  • Rhys Lucia
    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 more than a love interest following...
  • Roz
    2.5 stars?This was fine, but nothing more. I won't pick up the sequel.
  • Michael Paul
    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.
  • Yoly
    This book was very entertaining. From the first page, it's impossible to put down. The author knows how to finish a chapter because you always need to know what happens on the next one.
  • Greg
    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, however, 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!Wint...
  • Landpomeranze
    [Audiobook] Another one of those books that start out quite promising and end in a big fat disappointment. I was looking forward to a SciFi novel but what I got was some mushy lovestory in space. Definitely NOT what I'd been expecting! The last few chapters were almost painful to read (or listen to). Especially when Emma and James started talking to the "harvester". Which, as a creature from outer space selected an avatar who looked a bit like Sa...
  • Cheryl
    Sci fi thriller with a frozen Earth and invaders from SpaceJames Sinclair is a medical doctor and a bioengineer specializing in robotics. He is a one-of-a-kind genius who also happens to be in Federal prison for the rest of his life.Emma Matthews is a geneticist and a crew commander of the International Space Station.Both become valuable contributors on a dangerous mission to find out what's blocking the Sun and throwing Earth into the next Ice A...
  • Kady Monroe
    I really enjoyed this audiobook, it was gripping and entertaining. When I started listening, I didn't know it was part one of two books. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this review, the second audiobook has not been released for sale, otherwise I would have instantly added it to my library. I can't wait to find out what happens to the world and the characters in the future.I felt both narrators did a fantastic job on both the text and produ...
  • Aristotle
    A smorgasbord of summer blockbuster movies. Independence Day, Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, Oblivion, with a splash of Star Trek Borg. Not for the hardcore sci fi fans. The plot took to long to unravel, the characters lacked a soul, and the romance was awkward. This was a fast paced easy read. Because of that i gave it a reluctant 4 stars.Downloading mankind's consciousness to the intergalactic cloud. Hmmm.How could you not know Oscar was ...
  • J.E. Hopkins
    Good ReadKept me engaged and made me want more. Only occasional issue is a tendency toward exposition. Can get in the way, but not enough to kill the phone.
  • Andrew
    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.
  • Candy | Evianrei
    Saw this book and was captured by the title and cover. Was hoping for something fantasy related, but it was sci-fi instead. Decided to give it a chance anyhow. This is my first A.G. Riddle book, and I found it a decent read. What I liked: I enjoyed the setup of the book. The world is freezing over, people aren't sure why, and it is getting dangerous. Everyone is relocating South to safer locations where glaciers aren't going to cover them complet...
  • Adrian
    This book starts with an interesting concept – the world is cooling instead of warming.Ok, so I don’t really get nitpicky about books and try to enjoy them for what they are – merely entertainment. But there was just something about this one that bothered me. I can’t really put a finger on it and maybe I didn’t fully understand things but there were too many holes and seemingly-missing-storylines. For one, the relationship between the t...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    First of a Two book Series Winter World tells a good story. The plot is simple. The Earth is cooling at a fast rate and no one know why. Enter our two main characters. One is the only survivor of the attack on the space station. The other is a prisoner who survives a takeover by the prisoners. Together they work to find and stop the cooling. There is some mystery in the book as why the man was in prison is keep a secret until the end of the book....
  • Simon
    Solid Opening GambitHaving meant to try one of Riddle's books for some time I finally took the plunge with Winter's World, first of a two-book series set in a future where the Earth is dying during a mysterious ice age like phenomenon which threatens all of mankind. It's good fun too, written from the dual perspectives of the two lead characters, a sassy astronaut commander, Dr Emma Matthews and a brilliant and enigmatic scientist of robotics, Dr...
  • Terry
    Read it!First, the fact that Mr. Riddle wrote this whole his beloved mother fought for her life is evident, once you know the real life back story. There were so many references to accepting the bodies we have, and final outcomes, and the number of times people thought dead turned up living --- it was all partially the truth, and partially wishful thinking. My heart goes out to the entire family. The novel was fascinating. I,too, have long though...
  • Eric E
    Interesting enough premise, but it feels like a first draft that was rushed to publish. Characterizations are flat and the first third is a bevy of conveniences (ie, astronaut is trapped in space, NASA launches a rocket to rescue them immediately). Not sure how I feel about reading the upcoming sequel...Some unforgivable things, though: Kennedy Space Center is described as: "The complex has over seven hundred buildings spread across almost a hund...
  • Noella Allisen
    A big resounding 4 stars. While I can't even hope to ever understand space travel or aliens I do get good writing that draws me in and gets my heart pounding and my tears flowing. I couldn't care less whether the details are accurate or not. I loved the ride.
  • Stephen Kelley
    Great science fiction. Space, singularity, and more.
  • Kathryn
    Good Story!Loved the story within a story. Loved the science and the love story! Very interesting concept and outcome. I throughly enjoyed it. Fast and good read!
  • Charles Bell
    I read it..did not like it. You may...
  • Ness Allen
    Stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this one.. Honestly, if it had ended 20 pages sooner, it might have been better off. The "end" feels super rushed. Looking forward to the conclusion of the saga, hopefully it's more like the first 2/3 of it's predecessor.
  • Brett Tower
    Interesting narrative. Predictable but enjoyable. Pulp science fiction.
  • Tasha
    I enjoyed every minute of this book. It NEEDS to be a mini series. Such a roller coaster ride.
  • Georgie Lisoway
    Well writtenThis book is well written but for some reason it couldn't engage me . I found it a struggle to finish . I love the premise which is why I picked it up but...
  • Elaine Ivey
    Good book Okay this was a wonderful read. It was an edge of my seat novel but not...eloquent huh? Here the deal I loved the premise anything Sci fi is awesome but it slowed in a few places so it kept my attention. ⚠ I would recommend to anyone who wants to read read a different Sci fi thriller, this is different enough to keep you guessing. I am just waiting on book two. Big fan of the author he has a wonderful talent he can bring his inner ner...