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Endgame Audiobook

Endgame: The Calling

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future.

This is Endgame.

For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise, assassination. Together the Players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.

This is Endgame.

When the game starts, the Players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on Earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google's Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.

Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.

Play.

Survive.

Solve.

People of Earth.

Endgame has begun.

Not all Endgame Contest clues are available in audio book format. A print copy or electronic book is required to access all clues necessary to solve the Endgame Contest puzzle.

©2014 Third Floor Fun, LLC (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Yo553 11-26-15
    Yo553 11-26-15
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    "Awesome book"

    Keeps you at the edge all the time!!
    ヽ(o^―^o)ノ
    You get to know the players, fight with them, prerish with them...
    just awesome

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    soccerluv09 08-15-15
    soccerluv09 08-15-15
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    "Loved it"

    This is like the first book of hunger games but on steroids! Sprinkle some of that "I am number four" series flare and you'll have endgame.
    The reader too is fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Rodems 07-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!"

    Absolutely loved the story!
    not to be confused AT ALL with Hunger games. Very unique story and characters. Multiple perspective is a plus! Narrator on point!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 11-28-16
    Karen 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Favorite book and narrator"

    I listened this audio book two years ago and forgot completely about it. For some reason I was reminded of the story but couldn't remember name or the title or anything to find it. After searching for over 6 months, I finally stumbled upon it! I'm so happy to sink back into this amazing story. Each character is so complete and interesting. I love the accents provided by the narrator. He brings them to life and gives them each a distinct voice and personality that helps you keep up with the 13 main characters. It's by far my favorite audiobook I've ever bought. This story is one I will happily revisit time and time again. I can't wait for the other novels!

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    Murk 08-30-16
    Murk 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Adventure "

    Awesome book. can't wait to finish the series. the many voices of the narrators are great.

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    Lancer 27 Dallas 10-12-15
    Lancer 27 Dallas 10-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "waste of time"
    Would you try another book from James Frey and/or Sunil Malhotra?

    No, the book didn't interest or exite me.....most books put the hook into in the first two chapters....this book put me to sleep!


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    RUTGER TER MATEN 10-06-15 Member Since 2016

    The books I've listened to should tell you more than 111 characters ever could...

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    "Good narration, but better as a self-read"
    Would you listen to Endgame again? Why?

    I won't listen to this book again, might read it again myself, but, to no fault of the narrator, the book as an audiobook is really annoying. One of the characters has ticks and they are written out in the book, and therefor told by the narrator, this is fun at first, but after blink and shiver 100 it gets too annoying. The same goes for some clues in the book that consist of the narrator reading only numbers for more than four minutes.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story itself is interesting, though it suffers from too many main characters to give an equal and full arc to. The focus on two of the twelve makes it a little predictable too andat points it reads a lot like a Hunger Games wannabe.


    What about Sunil Malhotra’s performance did you like?

    Sunil tries to give a different voice to all the characters and succeeds in it for most of them. As a man he has more problems with different female voices than male-voices, but overall he does a good job and his voicing never annoys me. I could recognize almost all characters in the book purely on the voice Sunil uses for them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Hunger Games, with aliens!


    Any additional comments?

    Despite the reasonably low number of stars I've given this audiobook, I am looking forward to reading the second book (maybe even as an audiobook). The story isn't great and takes a lot from the Hunger Games and other such titles, however I do find myself wondering how it will end.

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    OoLookAtThis 05-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a fan of this series"

    I struggled to finish this one due to the horrible writing, which combined with narration made it boring. The story line is pretty predictable.

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    Sadieblue 04-13-16
    Sadieblue 04-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Ugh."

    I am two hours into this book and I don't think I'm going to be able to take much more. If you're a fan of five word sentences, and super simplistic sentence structure, this book is for you. Torturous to listen to so far; I'm genuinely hoping that the storyline and quality of writing improves soon.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff 10-30-14
    Jeff 10-30-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Seriously enough with the teenage murdering genre"
    What would have made Endgame better?

    having the TEENAGE characters not be as perfect and wise as gods


    What character would you cut from Endgame?

    all of them would be rethought except for the shivering Chinese guy


    Any additional comments?

    Is this a real genre now? Teenagers murdering each other under the guise of saving the world? Do you think this is a good idea? How many more must we endure?????

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful

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