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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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    Stephen White 11-01-16
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    "amazing!"

    I'm a huge fan of the series, very interesting book, and hard to put down!

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    ryan 10-26-16
    ryan 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Honestly....I was AMAZED!!"

    I have always been a huge fan of the series since the first game came out a decade ago. And with the Bioshock collection coming out i figured I'd listen to the book to jolt my memory. But once I started I was amazed at how good this book was. Now whenever I listen to the audio diaries in the game I am so much more aware of what these characters went through and lost in their endeavor to built Andrew Ryan's capitalist utopia...if you are a fan of the series then this audio book is absolutely for you...spoiler alert- the ending will give you the feels....

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    Chaz B 10-03-16
    Chaz B 10-03-16
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with one complaint"

    This was a great book, my only complaint was that the narrator's female speaking voice was kind of annoying. However, the British, Irish, and Russian voices were well done.

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    Kindle Customer 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Prequel!!"

    If you enjoyed the first two Bioshock games then you will love this book, which details the events prior to the start of the first game.

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    Nick 09-24-16
    Nick 09-24-16
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    "An Amazing Story for an Incredible Game"

    I've loved Bioshock for so many years now. To finally get a full understanding of how Rapture came to be is so satisfying. There are so many characters I never really knew until this book. As a true Bioshock fan, I give this book a five star approval rating. A must read for any Bioshock fan, and anyone looking for a deep, powerful story.

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    Brett H 09-20-16
    Brett H 09-20-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing Book"

    Fantastic story. Some of the voices the narrator uses are funny but definitely still recommend this book.

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    Vanessa Diaz 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A must for Bioshock fans"

    This is amazing look into how Rapture ends up in turmoil, setting up the beginning of the Bioshock games. I loved hearing the personal details of those who made Rapture what it was and couldn't wait to play the games again soon after listening so as to revisit all those places mentioned in the narrative with a new understanding of how it came to be that way.

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    Matthew Marsters 09-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fine story marred by poor performance"

    I really like the story in this book. If you are a fan of the games this really should be in your queue. There is so much great world building in the series and it's nice to be able to see more of these characters and their city.

    However, the performance is borderline unlistenable at times. In a story with so many distinct characters, many of whom possess very distinct accents, it baffles me that they would cast a narrator who did such a poor job performing almost every "character voice" in the book.

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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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