The Eye of Minds

James Dashner, Author, Erik Davies, Read by
James Dashner, read by Erik Davies. Listening Library, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hrs., $50 ISBN 978-0-8041-2246-7
Reviewed on: 01/27/2014
Release date: 10/01/2013
Kicking off his new Mortality Doctrine series, this novel from Dashner follows the adventures of Michael, a teenage expert gamer in the virtual world known as the VirtNet. But an evil hacker called Kaine is taking over the VirtNet, forcing players to do his bidding, and even causing real deaths. The government enlists Michael and his friends to search the hidden realms of the VirtNet to find the rogue player—but doing so puts their lives in danger. Narrator Davies hands in a gritty, suspenseful performance that makes the book’s action scenes truly exciting. He also skillfully differentiates character voices, including those of Michael and his friends, officious government agents, and the evil Kaine. This imaginative audiobook should appeal to fans of dystopian sci-fi and virtual gaming. Ages 12–up. A Delacorte hardcover. (Oct.)
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