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Pacific Rim Audiobook

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

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Publisher's Summary

The official novelization of the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro!

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

"I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles...."
—Guillermo Del Toro

©2013 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Jim "The Impatient" 05-15-15 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "Started good"

    Through the preface and first chapter I was into it. I was excited. Cool huge aliens coming up in the ocean and we have to figure out how to combat them. Then chapter two it changed gears and became a teen cry baby book. I hung on hoping it would return. I got into chapter six and could not keep my mind wondering to grass growing, my check book balance, what to eat for dinner, etc... I did not watch the movie, maybe that would have helped.

    I am starting to notice the more popular reviewers love everything they hear. Guess, I will never be popular, cause crap is crap and I can't ignore it.

    Rummel is one of the better narrators, no problem there.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Gavlan United States 11-28-13
    Gavlan United States 11-28-13

    I am a Psychology student with a passion for sci-fi, especially cyberpunk and near future dystopian societies.

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    "All I wanted and more."
    If you could sum up Pacific Rim in three words, what would they be?

    Pacific Rim The Movie was a dream made real for a person like me, a fan of Asian monster movies and Manga mecha cartoons. No spoilers here.The story is simple, linear and breathtaking, with a wealth of detail and action that make it an unforgivable experience.


    What other book might you compare Pacific Rim to and why?

    Starship Troopers, mostly for the pace, action and sci-fi, high power military environment.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jay Snyder ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don’t have much experience with audible book so I can say it was adequate but a tad bit irritating when the male actor changes his voice to mimic a female voice, that aside, all in all was a good performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is similar but with more details and a flashed out the world of Pacific Rim with some extra facts that help you expanding your movie experience.Even for a person who did not see the movie I feel this will be a great opportunity to enjoy a thrilling story with good characters and awesome action.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jason springfield, MO, United States 07-17-13
    jason springfield, MO, United States 07-17-13
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    "excellent"

    great adaptation! The story itself is better than the film. On its own its an awesome listen if you're a fan of the genre!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-04-13 Member Since 2009

    Harry Turtledove fan

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    "Just like the movie, and fleshes out the details"

    I bought this with some trepidation.
    Usually adaptations are not well narrated or have a proper story.
    That is not the case in this.
    The story is really good and explains a lot of details absent in the movie.
    Imagine the movie to be a preview trailer of this book.
    Plus the narration is good and engrossing.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Old Man Parker 09-07-13 Member Since 2017

    I'm a cranky old man, why do you care what I think?

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    "Dig the Movie? LOVE the Audio Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you liked Pacific Rim the film, this book is all the missing pieces and juicy details you want to know about the story in PR. Deeper knowledge of the Kaiju, where they come from, who made them...and why...! Each character is more fully explained. A great addition of so many more story details!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wow, every character jumps up to life... all with more depth. I love the love / hate Raleigh has with the whole world now. I love the two scientists. I think theyb really care for each other behind their constant fighting. I LOVED Hannibal Chau the pirate in the black market, though, "Ron Pearlman" cannot be surpassed by any reader, no matter how good. However, this character so enthralled me, I may get my missing tooth replaced with a gold one.

    OK, sorry, this might be a "raciest" thing to say, but I will say it: I love the cool British toughness of Stacker Pentecost - and I was amazed that in the book it doesn't say he is black. While, in the film, black actor "Idris Elba" plays him to such perfection, I could not think of him as any one else. I went back and re-watched his performance in the film, and marveled at all the extra depth I got out of his character from the detail in the book, and his really wonderful performance. The best line in the book / movie: "First, Don't you ever touch me. Second, Don't you EVER touch me!" - the book and movie together enhanced my enjoyment of his masterful acting performance!


    What about Christian Rummel and Jay Snyder ’s performance did you like?

    Really amazing...had to think sooo many pepole's voices came from so few. You get lost in the illusion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many... I got a LOT more emotional context of the characters. I got teared up at the end. Some go to their deaths, a fitting hero's end.


    Any additional comments?

    This book added so much more to a already fantastic movie! I would have this audio book (or even paper book) be a strongly urged listen /read after seeing the film - if you liked the film - you will LOVE the book. It fill in all the gaps...gives you all the history... names more monsters, tells U many things about the world you didn't know, really develops a whole new tragic and heroic world. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish it was the first book in a trilogy!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 07-25-13
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 07-25-13 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "surprisingly character driven"

    Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization is an action packed assault on what you think reality is, that is surprisingly character driven and not all big robots, big monsters, big battles. Oh man this is one to see in the theaters for sure. I have a feeling that the novelization did not do the enormity of this tale much justice, unless you have a very good imagination. From my understanding this was a straight to movie production and that makes me wonder how difficult it is to go backwards, meaning movie to book. No matter how easy or difficult this was a success. I just might be the type that will go for these types of audiobooks in the future. Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization is really about the strength of the human will and our desire to survive no matter the cost, and of course how good will triumph over evil, even if all may seem lost.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 07-30-13 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Like Listening to a Video Game"

    I really wanted to like this. But I discovered it is possible to write a story about building sized robots with futuristic weapons battling bullet proof sea monsters and bore me to sleep. There is no back story and the characters are cardboard cut outs. There's frantic action from the beginning but no suspense, nothing that makes the story or characters personal or appealing. The movie has got to be better. I couldn’t get past the first hour of this.

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    Amazon Customer 04-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Gave a lot more info the the movie."

    Good book. Great read. Has more info about jaegers and monsters then movie. Recommend watching movie first then listen or read book

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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 03-01-17
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 03-01-17 Member Since 2017

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "On the Rim is where life and challenge meet"

    Great audiobook, almost as good as watching the movie 🎥. I recommend this book for any fan of Sci-fi

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    "Wow!"
    Where does Pacific Rim rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best ones that i have listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    they backstory and how the book is portrayed.


    What does Christian Rummel and Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The differences in characters. Made it much better


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

    LOVED IT!


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