Arena

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Arena Publisher's Summary

A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming….

Every week Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV.

She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier....

The RAGE tournaments - the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator - leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world - until one of her teammates overdoses. Now she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game - and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems.

The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside....

©2016 Holly Jennings (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Arena

    • By: Holly Jennings
    • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The RAGE tournaments - the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator - leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What an unexpectedly amazing story.

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Gauntlet

    • By: Holly Jennings
    • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Kali Ling has faced down death hundreds of times for the entertainment of millions. She knows fear - and she knows what's truly terrifying.... There's a new game in town. A brutal, winner-takes-all international video game tournament showcasing the world's most elite players, promising fame, prestige, and unbelievable fortune. But there's a catch. The game uses new VR pods guaranteed to push digital warriors to their physical and psychological brink - adapting every time a gamer makes a move.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jennings continues an excellent story

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $31.50