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Bioshock: Rapture Audiobook

Bioshock: Rapture: Bioshock, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    steven sadeck 08-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing origin story!"

    So if your as big of a fan as me of the bio shock games then you will love this book. Even if you have never played the games this book is awesome in its own.

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    Nathan M. 08-03-16
    Nathan M. 08-03-16 Member Since 2015

    I have always loved the power of story telling. When I was younger I was all about movies and now I'm in to books.

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    "Lets you witness the fall of Rapture before the g!"
    Would you listen to Bioshock: Rapture again? Why?

    It's such a Erie and amazing place that spend some time.


    What other book might you compare Bioshock: Rapture to and why?

    I can't yet I'm still waiting for the second book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes but that's called a spoiler alert.


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    J. B. New England 05-15-16
    J. B. New England 05-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "would you kindly"

    great to have a satisfying origin story that's more than just fan service. I didn't see anything that broke the cannon arc yet it delved into lots of little details. the book is capable of standing alone and being a good read.

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    Tony 05-03-16
    Tony 05-03-16

    I'm just a guy... I like to listen to good books.

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    "Boring... So Dreadfully Boring"
    What disappointed you about Bioshock: Rapture?

    It was incredibly boring... I had a hard time getting into it. I was enamored with the game and the information that this book provides about the pre-story is actually something I welcome; but it is presented in such a boring way. And the Jeffrey Kafer was unable to grasp me at all.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Shirley again?

    I don't think I will... this was a horrible introduction to his work. Everything seemed rushed and it was hard to really identify with many of the characters. Everything seemed just so... uninteresting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeffrey Kafer?

    I have no clue, the first few Mass Effect books have a great narrator. But I'm not sure their name.


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

    Disappointment... I was hoping this would be a good series to continue. Now I feel it was a waste of my money.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel regret for myself and anyone who purchases this book.

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    David Smith 04-19-16
    David Smith 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "so good"

    it left on a cliffhanger what happens after that can't be it the game started after all this by a year.

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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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