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by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Science Fiction • 39 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

In the cyber-universe of T’Rain, the world’s most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), medieval swords and battle-axes are the chosen weapons of combat. But when Richard Forthrast’s Internet gaming empire is attacked by a Chinese computer virus and his niece is kidnapped by the Russian mafia, real weapons are drawn and real blood is spilled. Malcolm Hillgartner narrates Stephenson’s film-like, hyper-detailed descriptions with an American tough-guy feel—urgent with no unnecessary emotion and intelligent without showing off. He also does an admirable job of balancing Russian, Chinese, and Arabic accents with scads of computer terms and a breakneck plot. It’s the Wild West in the globe-trotting 21st century—with resilient, resourceful computer geeks toting the guns. Don’t underestimate how flat-out entertaining that can be. B.P. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2011]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3038-1 $38.99 • Thirty Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3040-4 $24.99 • Three MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-3042-8 $24.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3039-8 $99.97 • Thirty Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3041-1 $39.97 • Three MP3-CDs

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