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The Dwellers Saga Omnibus

By: David Estes
Narrated by: Julia Whelan,Will Damron
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Publisher's Summary

The Moon Dwellers, book 1: In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground into the depths of the Earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, 17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the president and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan and Adele are thrust into the middle of a conflict as Adele seeks to find her family and uncover her parents' true past.

The Star Dwellers, book 2: After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers. Despite blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way among the star dwellers while he accompanies Adele's father to meet the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.

In their world there's only one rule: someone must die.

The Sun Dwellers, book 3: With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the president. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.

Tristan has a secret, too - one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?

©2012 David Estes (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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A Delicious and Unique Journey

Having all 3 stories in one volume was amazing. The world Estes created is believable and I was fully invested from the first chapter. If you are a Dystopian lover then get ready to love this adventure , feel invested in the fate of the characters, and to listen with anticipation from chapter to chapter. Whelan and Damron were perfect in their performances. Outstanding action, mysterious aetting, humorous characters real in the way they think and act; this series is powerful and satisfying.

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Skip it...sorry :-(

What disappointed you about The Dwellers Saga Omnibus?

I hardly ever leave a review but this series is making me crazy, so I thought I may try and help someone out and keep them from wasting a credit. I really wanted to like this, I thought the concept sounded unique and some of the reviews were positive so I bought the Trilogy. I'm halfway thru thru the second book and I'm done, I just can't stand anymore. It drags on and on, it's so predictable I find myself yelling out the plot at the narrator, I tried increasing the speed even but it's just not well-written and its making me nuts. Another reviewer said "it sounds like it's written by an 8-year old girl", and they are totally spot-on. The author feels so emotionally immature and it's almost uncomfortable.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Estes again?

Nope, no.

How could the performance have been better?

Julia Whelan is great, the other guy is so boring I could cry.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

All of the above, but mostly it just irritated the peanuts out of me.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a good dystopian read, check out "In the After". It's also narrated by Julia Whelan.

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Loved It!

Samantha
This is a great dystopian novel not like others. The main character's grow as their lives change fast. There is great romance, fighting, adventure and danger in this fast paced story! The narrators are wonderful!!!!!

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Exciting ride,

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dwellers Saga Omnibus to be better than the print version?

I enjoy a combination of the two,

What did you like best about this story?

The switching pov's and the way they merged together. This happened mostly in the first book, but some of it returned by the end of the third.

Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Will Damron – was your favorite?

I enjoyed both narrations although I wasn't overly fond of Will Damron's approach to the Adel character. She appeared too whiny.

Any additional comments?

This one took me by surprise. I could tell you about the riveting setting deep below the surface of the earth, the intriguing characters and the fast paced story line with two switching POV's. But, who cares. It a great listen with two great narrators that pull you right in. All I can say is Enjoy!!

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Wow!

I loved these books. I loved every moment exploring the moon, star and sun realm. The absolute cruelty some humans can possess, and the bravery others can show. I loved watching the characters grow, and the twists the story took. I really love that there is another trilogy (the country Saga) and then a book that brings both of the trilogies together. I plan on starting the Country Saga (not on audiobook...yet!) right away and then rejoining these amazing characters afterwards. Plus, 3 books for one credit, you really can't go wrong!
Happy listening!

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Insipid and Cliche

What disappointed you about The Dwellers Saga Omnibus?

Generally, I enjoy the teen against the world type books. If you read the description and think Hunger Games you will be as disappointed as I was. The storyline was okay. What drove me nuts was the constant reflection of the characters, the over use of cliche phrases, and that the voice of Tristan sounded much too mature to play the character. I wish that Mr. Estes had spent more time developing the particulars of his alternate world rather than just borrowing from our reality. Would pizza really be so readily available for those in the Moon Realm. (Okay, expensive but why not make something of his own? Even the phrases used were common ones.) And Elsie -- while she isn't a main character in one sense, she is completely annoying. I suppose the princess speak was meant to be endearing, but it made me want to turn off the book every time there was a dialogue that involved her.The really interesting part came at the very end, but it was only all of 5 minutes after hours of listening.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Estes again?

Someone I trust would really have to convince me.

How could the performance have been better?

I have listened to other things performed by Will Dameron and enjoyed them. However, his voice felt too "old/mature" for this character. It might have been better to have Julia Whelan read the entire thing. A couple of times she did Tristan's voice and I liked that much better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I wish there had been more about the diary. Those sections were particularly interesting.

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good but not great

ok story line and decent charecters. the female narator who I have listened to in books before was really good. the male narrator made the story a little less enjoyable for me. all in all not a terrible book but I probably would not recommend it to anybody .

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LOVED IT!!

What did you love best about The Dwellers Saga Omnibus?

Everything! I love how Adele was so tough and could take care of herself and could fight hand to hand. This book was like Hunger Games meets Divergent. I loved every minute of it, I couldn't stop listening. I do't think there was even one spot where I was bored or frustrated with slow moving story lines.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dwellers Saga Omnibus?

When Adele rescued her sister and when she killed rivet. Oh yea when she killed the president.

What does Julia Whelan and Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They are both excellent story tellers. Both made me feel like I was right there actually living the adventure myself.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved all the wit and sarcasm. I did cry when I thought Elsie died.

Any additional comments?

I hope you give us more Audible books ASAP! I can't wait to hear more from this author!!!!

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Terrible

poorly written , reader did all they could to do with this one:( not worth the time or credit

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loooove

Narrations were excellent. dystopian tale that did an amazing job! love the setting, there were some gut wrenchingly sad parts. there also were parts where you almost forgot yourself and fund yourself laughing and crying with the characters!

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  • Kadnezia
  • 03-12-16

brilliant

brilliant set of books just wish the others from the author was available to listen too, while crocheting and drawing 😢

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  • SRem
  • 08-12-20

Great story

As a fan of the Hunger Games, I thought I'd give this a go. I got the 3 books in 1, which was great as I would have had to get all three to see what happened.
Book 2 was a bit drawn out and political, and I would have liked a few more interesting foes, but I liked the storyline and the narrators.
I thought that the way in which it was written was quite clever. 2 people's accounts- but not doubling up on content.
Good choice if you like dystopian reads!

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  • Iffet Burton
  • 03-19-19

Binge listening at it's best

Loved it, well written and read. Binge listening at it's best. More please, can't wait for more.

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  • Anna
  • 12-20-17

Worth a listen

I enjoyed the story, but I would not have wanted to read these books. It was well performed by both voice actors, however the writing was cringe inducing a few times. And annoyingly used the word "literally", when it clearly meant "figuratively, which made for some entertaining imaginings. Far too young for me really, still, I am glad I gave it a listen.

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  • Rup1969
  • 01-08-17

kept me captivated throughout. A lovely story

for those that like mystery and fantasy this is a very engaging story. well performed and constantly gripping. I am personally going to finish the series with book 4

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  • Julie W.
  • 01-03-17

A bit dissapointing

Would you try another book written by David Estes or narrated by Julia Whelan and Will Damron ?

Probably not -I listened to all three but only because I had bought them as a set if not I may not have bought book 2 & 3.

I have enjoyed Julia's narration in other books but this wasn't her best performance.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Estes again?

No I was disappointed by this series too long and never really went anywhere a shame as there was lots of potential with the characters and world. The ending felt really rushed which was a shame as there was a good concept.

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  • Carrie donoghue
  • 11-10-16

Great series

great story, well read, really liked the characters and back stories, hoping there's more to come...

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  • Zoe76
  • 09-02-16

Loved it!

One of the best books I've heard in quite a while!

Storyline and characters were both well thought out!

Would recommend to anyone!

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  • janet smith
  • 05-17-16

Fresh post apocalyptic sci-fi

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its a new twist in a genre that has seen some stagnation and repetition

Any additional comments?

Although not as gritty as I would have liked the character interaction was good, the alternative chapters seen from the two protagonists worked well (each with their own side kick). The concepts and settings were described perfectly and I would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for something light and different

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  • Alexandra
  • 05-20-19

A good listen

Enjoyed this saga it was a good listen and a good story line,absolutely love the narrators

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  • Ruth
  • 12-25-16

Still plodding through it

The premise for this book is great, dystopian fantasy with a complex backstory - but its definitely targeted at young adults. The writing is saccharine and characters appear selfabsorbed at times (fitting to the teenage target perhaps?), which can be tiresome. The narrators do a good job with what they have, but i'm not particularly invested in finishing this audio book (series).

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  • Djesse
  • 05-20-16

Typical post apocalyptic teen love story

Good story but totally predictable. Same as all the other ones out at the moment. The hunger games ect.

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  • Hariata
  • 03-12-16

Awesome...

I loved this saga. I found it hard to put it down and felt like I became part of the story. Left me wanting more though...

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  • Shelby
  • 02-29-16

great listening

I really enjoyed this trilogy. my mind was easily taken into the different realms, i could visualise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-24-16

Great easy listen.

A little predictable but a great listen none the less. Good performance by both narators.

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  • Moana
  • 10-04-15

I want more

Awesome book....is there another one planned or written.
I enjoyed it as much as hunger games and the divergent series.
thank you