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The Eye of Minds Audiobook

The Eye of Minds: Mortality Doctrine, Book One

Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it's addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
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Publisher's Summary

From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure.

Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams...and your worst nightmares.

Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it's addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he's holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific - the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer's motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they've been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can't even fathom - and there's the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

©2013 James Dashner (P)2013 Listening Library

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    Aaron Marysville, WA 10-15-13
    Aaron Marysville, WA 10-15-13 Member Since 2015

    Christ-follower, father, geek, gamer, sports enthusiast, reader, grammar police.

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    "The Maze Runner + Ready Player One + TRON"
    What would have made The Eye of Minds better?

    Something, anything unique. So much repetition of ideas that have been done better. Even Dashner's own Maze Runner ideas were repeated at points here and with worse results. It was exciting and intense, a Dashner staple, but not interesting.


    What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

    Lack of unique world-building and character development.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Horrible at voicing female characters. Most characters were lifeless. Just felt very boring.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The action and intensity in the pacing keeps you going even when you aren't that interested in the story.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 05-09-14
    Stephen 05-09-14
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    "Another great story by Dashner"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to a friend but it wouldn't be my first recommendation. I read another review on here to skip this book and try Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I did exactly that and Ready Player One was fantastic if you have about 16 hours to spare in your life. I enjoyed it so much I needed another fix for the virtual reality world and came back to this book. This book was a similar topic but is much shorter(8 1/2 hrs) and almost as good. Considering this audiobook came from the author of the Maze Runner series, I was sure it would be good and I was not disappointed until the book was over and there isn't a sequel. Throughout the story, the elements are always changing as the main character(s) travel through completely different "worlds" in the video game with suspense and surprises all the way through the book. If you can get wrapped up in a video game you'll love how this book is set in the virtual reality world where anything can happen.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Meridian, MS, United States 11-06-13
    Joseph Meridian, MS, United States 11-06-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting Story"
    Where does The Eye of Minds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I usually listen to the classics, so this was a little different for me. However, the story was intersting and compelling. Certinly worth listening to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eye of Minds?

    Then ending... I was not expecting it!


    What three words best describe Erik Davies’s voice?

    I'm not sure about three words, but overall he is certainly not the best. He is not very good at doing female voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book will take you all ove the place, but that's a good thing.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is a great book and worth the listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 04-05-15
    Jeremy 04-05-15
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    "Unpredictable"

    I couldn't see the end until it was given. I can't wait until I start the next book. Great book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron POLAND, OH, United States 10-18-13
    Ron POLAND, OH, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What disappointed you about The Eye of Minds?

    I found the story to be dry and juvenile. The narrator's voice I didn't like. Maybe I'm spoiled on Brent Weeks & Jim Butcher.


    Has The Eye of Minds turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Luke Daniels reading it.


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

    none


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Juan 04-29-16
    Juan 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting story"

    the story is quite good, its kinda heavy but worth to finish it, long story short I want to continue to the next book.

    the voice performer its not that good, some impressions sound the same as others characters, making it hard sometimes to understand if its the same or another character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 04-03-16
    William 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "surprising ending"

    I did not see that one coming. I love this narrator, he's always good. I say this because he does a great job with both characters and emotions. The story is complex and different, I like Dashner's works for that reason. What seems possibly too straight forward in this book turns out to be very much a surprise ending in more ways than I can count. Loved it. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 03-04-16
    Jeffrey B Nattania Northern VA 03-04-16 Member Since 2014

    Recently found a love for books and with Audible I can clean and keep going - I also use it in my classroom to urge kids to read.

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    "Great STORY"

    This had me from the beginning of the first page. Just listened to this again for a thrill. Love it

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    David 02-02-16
    David 02-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't judge a book by other people's reviews."

    There are good and bad reviews for this book. I passed over it six times because of the bad reviews. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next ones. If you've passed this book over because of the reviews then read it any way and form your own opinion. Remember opinions are like belly buttons and but holes.....everyone has one; some are just bigger then others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 02-01-16
    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 02-01-16 Member Since 2013

    Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.

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    "Eye of Brilliance"

    A new perspective on the future of gaming. This book is everything you could possibly in a story, suspenseful, and likable characters. James dasher has a gift for story telling. A perfect read for you listeners out there. I wasn't disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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