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The Game Audiobook

The Game: The Game Is Life, Book 1

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What if life as we know it was just a game?

What if instead of traditional schools, children learned by participating in a virtual reality simulation, one that allowed them to experience "life" from birth to death - multiple times?

What if one player, on his final play, could change the world forever?

©2015 Terry Schott (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 12-02-16
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2011

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    "pulls at the questions at the back of my mind"

    Not by the synopsis alone. I preordered The Game. From an unknown to me author. With the backing of one of my go-to narrators and a publisher, that does a really good job of picking up extraordinary titles. The summary pulls at the questions at the back of my mind. Why are we here? How did we get here? What is the point of life? Well, what if the point of life was to do your best at it. All the while scoring points in the game called life. Wouldn’t that be something? That is exactly where Zach, the protagonist, finds himself. Albeit with a twist.

    Tygon is a world very similar to Earth. Pretty much everything is very similar, technology, corporations, and the media rule. However, the one major difference is this. At a very young age, every child is plugged into “The Game”. Think of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, similar to World of Warcraft. The world where the game takes place is a different planet called Earth. Everyone there is playing the game. Then everyone’s game life is available for the public to watch. If you get more fans and followers, when you come out of The Game you are rewarded with fame and fortune. But only if you have a fan base and can place in the ranking of all of the other players.

    The Game follows one such player, Zach, through his “waking up” from a game and starting another instance. We get to follow his game life, from birth to his 40th birthday. Because in the game 1 day on Tygon is 1 year on Earth. This happens pretty quickly. I do not want to give too much away here, so let me say this. What if while in The Game you found a book that you wrote in your last game, and have no memory of writing, explaining that life is just a game. Along with that, what if you started to tell people this and they believed you?

    Schott’s idea here is so perfectly epic. Yet so simple as well. Written in a way that makes sense to me. I was engrossed from beginning to end. Not wanting to stop listening for anything. I had to know what happened next.

    WARING: There is a cliffhanger ending. Followed with a brief sample of the next book in the series that cannot be published soon enough.

    Luke Daniels delivered this performance just as soundly as most of the rest that I have heard. Using his “trademarked” character voices. That all seem to always fit the story perfectly. For younger to older males. Female voices that are more believable than most speak. Full of strategic pauses and other unspoken traits of a truly skilled narrator. Going to file this under “Classic Daniels”.

    Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    Joey 11-29-16
    Joey 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great fun story"

    To start, I got this book because of Luke Daniels. Second the synopsis reminded me of Ready player one, which is one of my Favorite books. Truth be told though this book stands on its own two feet. The world building and character building is superb. I couldn't stop listening. The only thing that got me down was the cliff hanger. I look forward to more stories from the world of E.A.R.T.H and true.

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    Zachariah 11-28-16
    Zachariah 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    This was a great story made even better by the magic that is Luke Daniels! I normally groan at the idea of a good story being dragged out in to a series but I will be waiting for more.

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    Steve Spiegel 11-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing no doubt, much potential"

    Luke did great as usual. Eager for next installment and hope the story continues its upward arc. Personally I would like more sound effects and music in books, not much, but some and I may be in the Minority. True and Dani and the rest of the cast piqued my interest. Recommended. Please continue to explore. Question. How does Jesus play into this game world? My brain tries to tie in the inception of this since it was a replacement for childhood. Maybe someone or next books will explain. Well done overall. No dull or lull.

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    Charles Lawrence 12-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Not initially fan of the story but waiting sequel"

    The first story was interesting but repetitive. This was also interesting in how it showed common IT interfaces. In the end worked well.

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    Mike Danielson 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING!!!!!"

    I love all of The Game Is Life books, and really ANY book written by Terry Schott. Luke Daniels did an awesome job acting out the book. I can't wait for the next installments.

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    Elisabeth Pelikan 11-29-16
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    "Intrigueing!"

    One of the best books I've ever read! Looking forward to the next one! Had to get used to the the narrator's voice, though.

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