- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Black Moon Books
- Audible.com Release Date: June 5, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00893H4OU
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Gamers: The Gamers Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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But what if everything wasn't quite what it seems? Only the top fifteen (or was it thirty?) of the top students "level up" to University and the rest get stuck with lower level jobs and everyone pretty much forgets about them.
Gabby is the top of her class and everything is great until she finds out that the LGIE wants access to her personal memory files because they believe the Frags, an outcast organization, have been messing with her personal files. Gabby meets with the "Frags" and it changes and begins to question what actually happens to the students who don't make the cut into University.
As the titles states, if you are a fan of the Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) or The Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) series you will probably enjoy this book.
In this world, life has become a game. People are now walking avatars with neuronets implanted so that they constantly view the world through an 'enhanced' reality. In fact, you can't actually turn off the altered reality. Everyone seems to be fine with this because of the superficial benefits offered - Home redecorating requires only a simple programming change. Everyone wears simple functional body suits with unlimited fashion projections available via programming (you never have to wear the same thing twice). Wrinkles are a thing of the past. You just add a wrinkle free subprogram to your image. The neuronets are so sophisticated they provide feedback via sound, taste, sight and touch. (Apparently not smell which I find difficult to understand - how do you get taste without smell?)
School is a full time game, and progression though classes and into the workplace is based on your Life Score. Only the best are admitted to the University and the best jobs. Unfortunately, not everything in the society functions in the way that the public believe it does, and not all modifications to reality are announced.
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This was my first substantial gamer book and I was surprised by how much fun it was.
In essence, life is a game.Read more
Some time ago, I was contacted by the author of Gamers, Thomas K. Carpenter, and was asked to read his book and provide a fair and honest review.GamersRead more