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The Cadet Audiobook

The Cadet

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The near future. A UFO appears on Earth's orbit. Ignoring all contact attempts, it showers the planet with priceless artifacts. Choose: perfect health, $10 million, or seven years in prison, per the new amendment.

The night of the meteor shower, Paul and his friends run around the city, engaging in quick fights with citizens gone crazy, trying to obtain one of the artifacts.

But is it really selfless help the mysterious aliens are offering? What awaits a human who holds a precious crystal in his hand? Where will he wake up tomorrow? What if the first thing he sees when he opens his eyes is the blinking line of text "Loading location: virtual training ground Kubinka-Digital. Welcome, cadet! You're now space fighter pilot!"?

©2016 D. Rus (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    KC Jones 04-18-17
    KC Jones 04-18-17 Member Since 2012

    From Houston and I love audible and audio books

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    "I just don't know"

    I don't really know what to say other then I like what he was trying to do but i just does not have that magic of his other books.

    Maybe it's that he bogs you down in the minutiae of the world and forgot about character development. For most of the book i was lost. I didn't know or really care where they were going and why they were going there. The whole leveling system in this book seemed overly convoluted and lacked any real in game meaning as to awesome perks and abilities.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Ciamarra BIRMINGHAM, AL, US 04-13-17
    Mark Ciamarra BIRMINGHAM, AL, US 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"

    I really liked the Play to Live Series. This one however didn't have much in the way of world building.
    To really make a transition meaningful you have to contrast each world type. This one seems to rush into the part they wanted to write about without as much character development or meaningful setting description.

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    Terrance Wheet 04-27-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Couldn't finish"

    Narration is horrible. Story is weak. Characters are super weak. Somehow I was even bored during the action scenes. BANG! BANG! BANG! was repeated so many time I couldn't take it anymore.

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    Chris Vernon CORALVILLE, IA, United States 04-25-17
    Chris Vernon CORALVILLE, IA, United States 04-25-17 Member Since 2012

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    "The Narrator has a lisp and sound muffled at times"

    First... the Narrator was a TERRIBLE choice. He speaks with an annoying lisp through the entire story. Second the narrator also tends to sound muffled most of the time. In addition his voice sound like a an overweigh nerd. nothing like the former athlete​ or potential military pilot go is suppose to voice. Then the story plots is annoyingly unclear and uninteresting till the last section, where they team up with sniper company 7. Vastly disappointed in this story compared to his usual writing.

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    Bradley 04-17-17
    Bradley 04-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "If you love Alterworld, you will enjoy The Cadet"

    This series has a lot of promise. The storyline and character development lack somewhat when compared with his Play to Live series and the book's flow feels slightly...Jagged? I wonder if this novel was originally written in Russian and there was some lesser caliber translation issues? Regardless, the Cadet is an entertaining listen. I very much enjoy D. Rus's writing style and the way he invokes nostalgia for mmorpg gaming, blending it with pseudo-reality.

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