Audiobook Review: Minecraft: The Island By Max Brooks
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own.
Mogsys Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Fantasy, Media Tie-In
Publisher: Random House Audio
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Narrator: Jack Black
I never thought Id see a book like this, brought to us by the author of World War Z no less. A month ago, if you had floated me the idea of a Minecraft novel adaptation, I would have laughed and said it would never fly. I mean, what would it even be about? Wont it just end up being a three-hundred-page instruction manual on how to play the game?
Well, apparently yes and no. This first and only official Minecraft novel, trumpets the publisher blurb, tells the story of a hero stranded on an island based in the Minecraft world. The book starts off with our unnamed protagonist coming to consciousness in a freaky new reality where everythingthe land, the trees, the animals, the sun, and even the characters own bodyis made up of square blocks. This shouldnt be too hard to picture in your mind, if youre familiar with Minecraft, though if youre not, then this booknot to mention the rest of this reviewis probably going to sound very strange.
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Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Samira Wiley, and then be sure to check out the other available version, narrated by Jack Black.The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a herostranded in the world of Minecraftwho must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.Where am I? am I? And why is everything made of blocks?becoming
High School Buddies Max Brooks And Sean Astin Climb Minecraft: The Mountain Together
Its an extremely small Hollywood world after all where Max Brooks new Minecraft novel is concerned. As Brooks tweeted recently, Sean Astin is doing the audio version of Minecraft: The Mountain. Its always notable when you can listen to Samwise Gamgee narrate a new book, but there are levels upon levels to this one. Astin and Brooks went to high school together, which is one thing, but take it back a generation and you have this complicated sentence: the son of Patty Duke and John Astin narrates the audiobook of a novel by the son of Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks.
Are you dizzy? Im dizzy. Duke and Bancroft also starred in The Miracle Worker together. There are probably more connections. Thats how it works.
Brooks and Astin were both extremely cheery about this convergence of the fates:
Ohmygod, is doing the voice for the audio version of my new book, Minecraft: The Mountain!
When you go to High School with someone who becomes a living legend & they write a rip roaring & deeply moving book & you get the chance to perform the audio versionwell, all is right in the Minecraft world!!!! #MaxBrooksMinecraft#MinecraftTheMountain
Minecraft: The Mountain is Brooks second Minecraft novel for Del Rey, which has a whole handful of Minecraft novels by intriguingly chosen authors . Heres the synopsis:
Minecraft: The Mountain is available March 2nd.
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Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Jack Black, and then be sure to check out the other available version, narrated by Samira Wiley.The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a herostranded in the world of Minecraftwho must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.Where am I? am I? And why is everything made of blocks?becoming
Who Is The Author Of Minecraft The Island Audiobook
Max Brooks wrote Minecraft The Island audiobook.
Maximillian Michael Brooks was born on the 22nd of May 1972. He is a novelist and actor from the United States. Furthermore, he is the son of Mel Brooks, a comedic director, and Anne Bancroft, an actress. Brookss literature is mostly about zombies. He is a senior at West Points Modern War Institute.
Brooks went to Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California. He graduated in history from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He also went to university, where he studied cinema at American University in Washington, D.C.
Brooks was a part of the Saturday Night Live writing staff from 2001 until 2003. Brooks published World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War in 2006, which is about the human-zombie conflict. In addition, the production firm of Brad Pitt, Plan B Entertainment who bought the films license from Paramount Pictures produced the film. Max Brooks claimed in the October 2006 edition of Fangoria Magazine that hes not penning the script for the film because he did not believe he was a skilled scriptwriter to do it correctly.
Michelle Kholos, a dramatist, has been Brookss wife since 2003. Currently, they reside in Venice, California, with their son, Henry Michael Brooks. Brooks and his son featured in a short film in October 2020 showcasing Mel Brooks filming his debut political film at the age of 94.
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What Is Minecraft The Island Audiobook About
Minecraft The Island audiobook recounts the narrative of a great hero, trapped in the realm of Minecraft and therefore must endure the tough, unfamiliar environment while uncovering the islands mysteries.
In Minecraft The Island audiobook, a lone survivor wakes up on the shore finding himself on land that appears to be built of bricks, he must find his way to survival in a world filled with explosive creepy crawlies, skulls, and swarms of zombies. His number one priority is to look for food. The next wasnt gonna be food. Since there are more creatures on the island than him. Only with one partner, a cow named Moo, he must discover shelter, tools, and new things for his survival.
In Minecraft The Island audiobook, to live, he must unravel the mystery of this enigmatic islands riddle when learning to survive for oneself. Moo is his sole buddy and provides him with invaluable advice. He begins mining, cultivating, and creating other intriguing items. Things get heated as he becomes imprisoned within an underground monstrous cave.
The laws may not always sound right in our society, but boldness and ingenuity can be a good way. In Minecraft The Island audiobook free, there are woods to wander, subterranean passages to plunder, and zombie hordes to fight. Only then the islands mysteries be disclosed.