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The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the number one New York Times best-selling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero - stranded in the world of Minecraft - who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.

Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore!

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island...like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.

In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Jack Black, and then be sure to check out the other available version narrated by Samira Wiley.
Β©2017 Max Brooks (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Max Brooks and Jack Black does it get any better..

It's a short but very enjoyable story. Jack Black does a great job narrating it. As a fan of minecraft I really didn't know what to expect. It was a good story that reminded me of all the fun I had when I first started playing the game. It's got the joy of figuring out crafting recipes, and the discovery of new items and areas. I highly recommend this to any fan of the game.

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Surprisingly good

Jack Black did a great job narrating. I'm 36 and enjoyed it, and my son who is 7 enjoyed it equally as much. Teaches kids valuable life lessons, which is a bonus.

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an amazing book ..i cant belive how good the story

now i love mincraft so that made it so much better but even if you never played a second of the game youll still enjoy this story ..and i mean JACK FREAKING BLACK!!!!!!!sooooo. good

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WOWZA!!!

First, Jack Black rocks. Second, the story is absolutely amazing. Looking forward to another collaboration by those two!

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So good so good you see!

It's almost as good as playing minecraft for the first time again, which is pretty freakin awesome!! πŸ‘

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Awesome

This is great get it even has lessons the reader is great to. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒawesome get it

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my son loved listening to this story in the car!

my son loved listening to this story in the car! he is a huge Minecraft fan and said this was his favorite story

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A++

Max Brooks is amazing in his meticulous approach to everything he writes but the big surprise is how amazing Jack Black is at dramatic reading

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Relive those exciting first lessons learned in Minecraft

If you have ever played the game you will love this story. The performance by Jack Black is out standing. The writing by Max Brooks is that of the experience from the characters position and is relatable to any player of the game. I loved it

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Must read for parents who just don't get their kids' obsession with Minecraft

I'll admit it. Talk of mods and joining in Minecraft were lost on me. There didn't seem to be a way to win or an actual point to the whole damn thing. Because I wanted to encourage my boys' interest in reading, I took the plunge.

I get it now. Still no Minecrafting on school nights but on the weekends all bets are off.

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