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From number one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. The obsession started 10 years ago, and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks in to the opening game of the international Warcross Championships - only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she's going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem...and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, number one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

©2017 Marie Lu (P)2017 Listening Library

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Wow

This was a wilde ride. I was invested from the start, but still things kept building up and getting crazier. The narrator was truly great, each character sounded different from one another, and she gave the proper emotions and sense of urgency (as in action sequences) when they were needed. This audiobook was definitely worth it

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Amazing!

I love Marie Lu and this book did not disappoint! I can't wait until the next book in the series comes out. Also, great narrator! Loved the accents and tones she conveyed while reading.

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Wonderful and oddly unique!

I personally loved this book, so much so that I had to write a review about it, and I never write reviews.

So overall, very well written, the writer has obviously found her style and it shows; you can practically feel the conference in the words. The narrator was actually quite good and her voice depictions of the characters were spot on. You can tell that she knows which accents she can do and which she cannot. The story and world were very interesting and well fleshed out, technology was believable, nothing too outlandish. However in the end, this is a YA novel and it was a bit predictable by the end, but one plot twist really got me! Was not expecting the whole mind control thing, but it makes sense.

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great performance good story

this book is in a really niche area of interest, one that I'm not sure was for me. nevertheless, I greatly enjoyed listening. probably will not pick up the second book. maybe.

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Def worth the credit LitRPG book

I have read most of the LitRPG series so I was excited when I saw this new one starting. It is from a tough and smart woman’s POV as she goes from poor and almost homeless to world famous war cross player overnight. But there is a lot more at stake then just the world championships as she fights off unknown enemies before they can complete their plans. At the end you will find the entire world hangs in the balance! Narration is great. Romance scenes are definitely a little much but otherwise excellent book, def pick it up if you like the LitRPG genre.

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Amazing

I loved everything about this--we downloaded it because Nancy Wu is our new favorite audiobook narrator, but the story blew me away as well. Highly recommend.

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Lovely narrator, good story

Narrator was excellent. Story was great, though it had a few moments where it stretched the suspension of disbelief a bit.

Also, Hideo is a goddamn tease. Ughhh.

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great listen!!

loved it! totally immersive and believable world, fun characters, and hilly plot twists! really really enjoyed it. totally worth the credit spent and the time invested in listening!

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Just as good as reading it!

I've already read Warcross, but thought I would give the audiobook a try since I recently joined Audible. Listening to it was just as good as reading it. We did speed it up a little bit and that helped with the pacing. My husband and I listened to it in the car and we both enjoyed it. Warcross is one of those books you don't want to put down. The narrator did a great job with different characters which was something I worried about. She was a great Emika Chen. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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Awesome action packed virtual world!

This is the second series I have begun by Marie Lu. Well, I hope this will become a series, because I’m definitely gonna need more! Lu’s books always entertain me. I am so glad I grabbed this audiobook to listen to at work!! I would have finished much quicker if I hadn’t had to pause so often for incoming calls & such. I️ found myself grabbing my headphones to listen even while cooking dinner which is a rare treat with kiddos running around the house.
We are thrown into this amazing virtual reality filled world where people are intense about their gaming & almost pausing life for the upcoming Warcross tournaments. The characters are diverse, interesting, & witty. The action & emotion flowed well, but toward the end really picked up its pace. I can’t wait to read more!

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