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  • Eternal Voyager 1 - 6: Boxed Set

  • By: Conor Kostick
  • Narrated by: Colin Jones, Recorded Tales
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

These are the tales of Eternal Voyager. Tales from a distant future in which all life is virtual. Everyone in the Metaverse takes for granted the ability to teleport; to change shape; to create entire planets for their playgrounds and to make backup copies of themselves, so they cannot permanently die. And what do these people who live beyond the conventional universe do with their powers? Mostly they party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Compelling and Thoughtful Stories

  • By Chris on 11-03-18

Very Compelling and Thoughtful Stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

This is a compilation of multiple short books, all set in the same universe with the same characters. I love how Kostick hints at so many things without ever going into detail on what's going on behind the scenes. He leaves so much up to the imagination, while painting a beautiful and also kind of terrifying vision of what life would be like if we were all virtual all the time.

I was initially scared away by the reviews of the guy who does the narration. He does have a thick British (I think?) accent and it takes a little bit to get used to, but once you get going I found it added to the story and gave the whole thing a particularly cool feel.

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  • Epic

  • By: Conor Kostick
  • Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read especially if you are a gamer.

  • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

A Million Times Better than Ready Player One

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

If you listen to this book you will wonder why Ready Player One got all the hype. This book explores the possibilities of an immersive Virtual Universe in an incredibly interesting way.

The story and characters are amazing, and the narration is fantastic. The voices bring all of the characters to life, and the pacing and narration style make an already great book even better.

I only wish the next two in the series were available.

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