A product of the latest technologies, Barliona is a virtual world brimming with fun and entertainment. The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn't take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners' minds are released into Barliona's virtual mines.
this book was almost as good as ready player one. the only thing I could say I didn't like was it really leaves you on a cliffhanger at the end.
More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.
I really liked the book. How it went into the detail of the Starkiller base and how the weapon worked differently than the death star. Really wish the film had this detail was one of the main reasons I had problems with it. Also I was kind of hoping for more detail on the last 30 years or a little more to be a head of the film. But that's more of a wishful thinking. One major point the film and book missed the Starkiller base was much smaller than the death star in comparison.
George A. Romero terrified a generation with his iconic horror film and with this cult-classic novel. Immerse yourself in this unparalleled vision from the revered master of the zombie apocalypse...and be terrified all over again. Zombies have overpowered the living and ravaged the world. Society has collapsed as humans race to save themselves. No one knows how far the creatures have spread or how to stop them. In downtown Philadelphia four people escape the chaos and find shelter in a vacated shopping mall.
Great performance. Now I have to go watch the film again. This is one of the best zombie stories ever written.
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Mercenary. Galactic traveler. Survivor. Earl Dumarest is all those things - and more. For he claims to come from the mythical planet of Earth. And those claims have just attracted the attention of the sinister Cyclan. Stranded on Gath with no way off, Dumarest becomes embroiled in the schemes of a sadistic prince and a dying matriarch. Plots within plots unfold. Dumarest is the key to their success. For amid the schemes of prince and matriarch alike, all have come to experience the legendary Winds of Gath.
What made the experience of listening to The Winds of Gath the most enjoyable?
The cover of the book left me a little hesitant at first. I imagined it would turn into a 'naughty' type of book, but luckily it didn't and the author's description was respectable and interesting of the planet Gath and its inhabitants. My favorite parts of the book was the different types of future technologies, even though you could find remedies of when it was written by such words like, 'tape' rather than 'data.' The way people travel in space is very thought out, with different levels of comforts to the extreme. The lower levels traveling, you have a higher chance of not surviving the trip. Traveling high, you would be rejuvenated and become younger. All and all the book was a very good and quick read. I actually wished it was longer! It left me wanting to read the next book, which I am going to do.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Earl Dumarest likable character the book is focused around also earthborn.
What does Rish Outfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator performed perfectly there was a few points that the audio recording equipment needed a little work such as mic volume needed to be adjusted.
Any additional comments?
If you liked, "Ender's Game," you would love this book.