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One Word Kill

Impossible Times, Book 1
Lu par : Matthew Frow
Série : Impossible Times, Volume 1
Durée : 6 h et 44 min
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Description

Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. 

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange - yet curiously familiar - man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help - now. 

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics. 

Challenge accepted.

©2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • P. E. Holmelund
  • 15/05/2019

Disapointing and with an awfull narrator

Let me preface this by stating that I absolutely love all of Lawrence other books.

This one felt like it was written by an entirely different author. Far less attention to detail, glaring holes in the plot and characters that felt flat and underdeveloped.

Not a series I'll return to.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 13/07/2019

Excellent 6+ hours of entertainment

One Word Kill was an excellent story by Mark Lawrence. It was on the shorter side at about 200 pages or 6 hours and 45 minutes on audible but this meant there was never a dull moment. I’m used to reading Lawrence’s fantasy books and it was nice to see that he’s able to produce good content in other genres as well.

I see this get compared to Stranger Things quite a bit and I think that’s fair. It takes place in the 80’s, there’s a nerdy D&D group and there’s one girl in the group but I think this is where the similarities end. Although this takes place in the 80s it doesn’t rely on the nostalgia factor as much as Stranger Things does, it’s just the setting for the story. It’s hard to give other reasons why this book is different without spoiling anything but I think I can say it’s more straight SciFi than supernatural (at least so far) without giving too much away.

Another difference from Stranger things was the setting. This takes place in England instead of the U.S. I honestly didn’t realize that Lawrence grew up in the U.K. until I read this book. The slang and jargon seemed so similar to what I hear teens using in other English shows so I had to go look at his biography to see that he grew up there. Getting to see teens in 80’s England was interesting as I haven’t really seen content (besides in the actual 80s) produced in this setting.

I do have a few nitpicks. The main character has cancer. This isn’t really an issue but there’s a lot of talk about it and chemotherapy. If someone has cancer or has family or friends who do this might be a bit of a downer. The only other thing is that this book is pretty short and paying full price or an audible credit for such a short book seems a little steep. The nice thing though is that this is free on Kindle Unlimited and if you have that you can also get the audio book for $1.99 which is well worth it. I was also going to say I don’t see why Lawrence didn’t make this trilogy one book but I’ve already started book two and, although short, these really do seem like full complete arcs of a trilogy.

Overall a fantastic 6+ hours of entertainment and I look forward to the rest of the trilogy.

Mathew Frow was an excellent narrator for this book especially since it’s set in England. His narration was spot on and was one of the reasons I had to go look and see if Lawrence was from the U.K.

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  • Big Bob
  • 30/05/2019

One Word Review - Ridiculous

In my opinion this story was ridiculous. I did not like the book. Publisher says: "Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel." I did not feel that way about this book.

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  • Jeannett
  • 01/06/2019

I was taken in by a title

I was very disappointed with the opening story. it was somehow immortalizing a subject matter that I was not expecting. I will not give details because ever listener has to find if this topic story and reader works for you because it did not for me. Not a thriller, not a mystery. What?!!

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  • josh
  • 31/05/2019

Boring like the sound of Booooooooooooooooooooooo

I tried. I really did. Honestly it's not all that bad I guess.
Like a somber Hardy Boy or a soggy french fry.
Ya, It has ketchup on it, but, why am I eating this?

deep breath- exasperated sigh....

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  • K.B.
  • 18/09/2019

Cool Ideas, bu Lackluster Execution

Lawrence has a lot of fun ideas with time travel and infinite potential timelines, but the story played out more like if Stranger Things spent a third of a season with the kids sitting around playing D and D. Pretty slow for such a short book. The climax was fun, but felt rushed.

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  • Joy Anderson
  • 15/09/2019

Disappointing

Enjoyed the storyline but did not like all the f-words throughout. It is disappointing this writer felt he needed to put this into the characters vocabulary. Disappointing...

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  • Peter
  • 22/08/2019

Three stories in one

Quite a unique book that combines a coming of age story about British youth playing Dungeons and Dragons, a teen dealing with leukemia and treatments, and a quantum theory of time travel and alternate universes. Language is strong at times and contains many drug references. The story keeps moving and engages attention, if you have interest in any or all the topics above

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30/07/2019

Gripping story, but a lot of language.

I enjoyed the story. It was something fresh for me. However, there was a great deal of language. In addition, the narrator made the story feel slow.

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  • Sweets
  • 27/06/2019

It’s a gem!

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons so it was interesting to get an inside view of it. The book is well written and the narration is excellent. Great characters and plot. Even though it’s serious, there were some laugh out loud moments.