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Bioshock: Rapture Audiobook
Bioshock: Rapture
Written by: 
John Shirley
Narrated by: 
Jeffrey Kafer
Bioshock: Rapture Audiobook

Bioshock: Rapture: Bioshock, Book 1

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It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.

Among them was a great dreamer, an immigrant who'd pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most admired men in the world. That man was Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserved better. So he set out to create the impossible: a utopia free from government, from censorship, and from moral restrictions on science, where what you gave was what you got. He created Rapture - the shining city below the sea. But this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be... and how it all ended.

©2011 Take-Two Interactive Software, Incorporated (P)2012 Tantor

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    brendon gammons 03-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    excellent back story for the first game. A must read for any true bioshock fan

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    Evan 01-05-16
    Evan 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Whose ur big daddy?"

    Excellent book. Very intrest in to see inside a small governed civilization. Damn shame ethics was always lacking but shows what humans would do with no laws.

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    george pranckus 12-19-15

    I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines

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    "Prequel to the Game"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andrew Ryan. His decent from idealistic free market capitalist to evil iron fist dictator is an amazing thing to watch unravel.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the prequel to the original Bioshock game. I read it years after playing and immediately had to go back and do another play-through. It wonderfully creates a detailed backstory and encompasses in-game elements into the story. It really enhances your in-game experience when you have read the book.

    You don't have to be a fan of the game series to like this book tho.

    If you like books like Atlas Shrugged and the philosophy of Ann Rand, you would probably enjoy this story as well.

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    Randall 12-15-15
    Randall 12-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Bad"

    Not a bad book overall. Narration was pretty well done, just the story is too slow for my taste. If you like Bioshock, you'll most likely like this book.

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    charlie 10-04-15
    charlie 10-04-15
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    "if you love the games you will love this story"

    I wish I would have had this story before I played the video game. Now I will be playing the games again with my new insight.

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    Samuel J Halverson 10-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A must for Bioshock fans"

    Great book on the rise and fall of rapture. A fantastic back story to a fantastic game.

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    United States University Student 09-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Prelude to the Game"
    What did you love best about Bioshock: Rapture?

    I love the atmosphere of Rapture. It is just the most creative, horrifying, and delightful read all in one sitting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was a great tie in to the games. It gave me a lot of substantive background on Rapture and the characters who created the chaos within it.


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    Kafer is pretty good. He really had me laughing when he voiced the Splicers. I guess anybody trying to sound like a drug addicted maniac will have a pretty hilarious imitation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Having played the games, I did not want those to end nor this book to end either. I enjoyed this book so much that I took it upon myself to replay the entire bioshock series again.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that they come out with a prelude to Bioshock: Infinite! The game does a pretty good job at giving hints and blatantly obvious signals of what happened and why Columbia was created but a story that fell in-line just like this book would be a delight. I would recommend this to all adult readers.

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    Cameron 08-26-15
    Cameron 08-26-15
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    "Lore Lovers"

    If you like the game, and the lore, you will like this title. Don't expect a complete ending as it goes right into the game.

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    aaron 08-14-15
    aaron 08-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enhances Bioshock 1 and 2 SO WELL"

    I played the game first and really enjoyed this book.

    Very well-written and gives good explanation to parts of the game that are not so obvious.

    If you're a Bioshock fan, get it!

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    Adam Rower Copenhagen, Denmark 07-08-15
    Adam Rower Copenhagen, Denmark 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good."

    I played all the bioshock games and have been in love with the universe since the first one.
    This book does a formidable job of describing the rise and fall of Rapture. I highly recommend it.

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