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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Landstrom Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469200767
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Speculative science fiction at its finest, MetaGame by Sam Landstrom is a future gamers field guide and a philosophical cyberpunk adventure. In this original and disturbingly irreverent prospective world, gaming is more than a diversion—and gamers are, literally, in it for life. The “OverSoul,” an enigmatic, unifying force, offers winners points that add up to currency. Reigning champs are given the gift of immortality—while losers are condemned to aging and death. D_Light is one of the best players in his family and will do anything to win, even if it means committing murder. When he’s invited to a MetaGame—an exclusive, high-stakes competition—he jumps at the chance. But after the first quest, D_Light’s overly ambitious ways brand him a renegade. With a warped sense of freewill that is needed to prevail, D_Light must either kill someone he’s grown to love—or lose everything.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 2/16/2014

    " If you can get over the ridiculous naming scheme of the book, it's pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 heather h | 2/4/2014

    " this book was pretty darn entertaining. i thought it was a neat concept and there was just enough excitement all through the book to make it hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zylene | 2/1/2014

    " Expands on the thoughts every gamer suppresses. Good easy read. Every gamer should read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Haight | 1/30/2014

    " A good story with an amazing backdrop for the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrie | 1/21/2014

    " I don't typically chose a science fiction themed book but I purchased this to read on my Kindle as the description caught my attention and the price was right (I think at the time I paid a $1 to download it). Mr. Landstrom writes a captivating tale of a future life where work amounts to playing in a video game. As a gamer by adding up points you earn credits to purchase clothing, food, and housing. D-Lite is elevated for a move he made in a game and is invited to play with the royals. He becomes wrapped up in playing an intense game, making decisions that will affect him and those around him. He has an emotional breakthrough that endears the reader. The action of the game wrapped up in D-Lite's vulnerability as a human keeps you turning each page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie Grant | 1/15/2014

    " This is one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. It's futuristic, it's stylish, it's gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 1/1/2014

    " It started out a little dystopic, but before long I was entangled in a very interesting world with many fascinating concepts and following a great story. It reminded me a little of Neal Stephenson, though not as wordy. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/1/2014

    " Really good book, well written, and easy to read... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 12/17/2013

    " Very unique story but I struggled getting into it Although i finished it, it never did suck me in.. but I kept reading because I kept thinking it might. Didn't feel drawn to the characters either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 12/2/2013

    " This futuristic novel is highly enjoyable. I found every aspect of Landstrom's world both interesting and exciting. I was sad to finish this book, and still miss the characters. I love sci-fi, and this is an excellent addition to the genre! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 11/27/2013

    " Disorganized plot with several technology-fixated tangents in the vein of Neal Stephenson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Konstantin | 9/30/2013

    " I think I am a big fan of the virtual reality / computer game immerse tech and as such I loved this book. Its ending was a little surprising and the beginning a little confusing, but eventually everything assembled together nicely. Good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 8/28/2013

    " Terrific. Like combining the best bits of "Fairyland" and "Ready Player One", but then producing a whole new genre, underpinned by characters you actually care about. Fun and funny, but with something serious to say too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron Pope | 7/25/2013

    " Reminded me (in a good way) of snow crash. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha Hurley-Walker | 6/30/2013

    " Light and amusing, with a bittersweet ending and a better raison-d'etre than The Matrix. The prose was a bit straightforward but I didn't mind. The handles and avatars made me chuckle and the tone reminded me of Blind Faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 6/26/2013

    " Really liked this book, it wrapped a lot of cool philosophical thought experiments in a cool story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 4/4/2013

    " The world and idea behind the book is totally great but the story is only okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony Shaw | 3/27/2013

    " It's kind of creepy,and decently enjoyable but I got annoyed by some of the outdated or over used slang. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Mawbey | 1/9/2013

    " Nothing wrong with the way this was written - it just wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Billings | 1/6/2013

    " Interesting concepts and relatively well executed. I think it does well as a double feature with Daemon or Freedom (tm) (which are a pair). I found the ending to be pretty weak though. "

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