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The Game of Lives

The Mortality Doctrine, Book Three
Narrated by: Erik Davies
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (334 ratings)
Regular price: $35.00
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Publisher's Summary

From James Dashner, author of the number-one New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, comes The Game of Lives, the final book in the Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts.

Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. 

The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine - Kaine’s master plan - has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box - if Michael can figure out who his friends really are.

And don't miss The Maze Runner movie and its sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, from Twentieth Century Fox!

Praise for the Mortality Doctrine series:

“Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” (io9.com)

“Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” (MTV.com)

“A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” (Christian Science Monitor)

©2015 James Dashner (P)2015 Listening Library

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Narrative & Story

Narration a bit slow for my taste so I sped it you a bit. Story is good, but gets off track sometimes. Over all I have enjoyed this series.

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On par with the others

While reading this, I realized I needed to be more critical with my reviews and that while this series was ok, I didn't like it quite as much as I thought I did. The books weren't boring and did a decent job of keeping my attention (which is what made me give this a good review, comparing it to some others I've read) but while listening to this one I did keep finding myself looking forward to finishing it and getting to something better. Maybe its just intended for a much younger audience. One thing I found kind of annoying is that the "bad guys" are always offering immortality as the ultimate prize - and no one ever disputes that.

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No surprises but still alright

the first book was still the best. I recument it if you want something to listen to while playing a computer game 😊

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amazing

The book was amazing, it keeps me wanting more. It helps me listen while I'm busy doing other things.

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Garbage

Surprisingly disappointing. Writing was terrible. Story was ill-conceived and poorly derivative. I read this book hoping it would redeem the other two in the series. It did not.

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Extrodinary

Every book by this author is the same: Awesome and Extrodinary
Keep making more books like this James Dashner
Also great work to Eric Davies for narrating it.

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Very good Book and Audio

For starters, the over all book, audio, and storyline were above my standards. I cannot sit down and normally read a book however This made it more then easy to get my AR points for the nine weeks. The audio was great and I could speed it up pretty quickly and still being able to understand it. I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed the series and would like to keep up with it.

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good conclusion

Was a great trilogy. i hope to enjoy more of his work in the future!

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Seemed a bit rushed.

Title says it all. Other than that, it's a great story line. A perfect plot for the conspiracy theorist.

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Well that's one way to end it !

What made the experience of listening to The Game of Lives the most enjoyable?

the story is good dont get me worng but the ending just seemed a little weak but all and all it was enjoyable.

What other book might you compare The Game of Lives to and why?

the maze runner trilogy some of the same themes.

Have you listened to any of Erik Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

good and the production values were good no problems there.

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

nahh.