Written by:
Austin Grossman
Narrated by:
Will Collyer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2013
13 hours 19 minutes
When Russell joins Black Arts games, brainchild of two visionary designers who were once his closest friends, he reunites with an eccentric crew of nerds hacking the frontiers of both technology and entertainment. In part, he's finally given up chasing the conventional path that has always seemed just out of reach. But mostly, he needs to know what happened to Simon, his strangest and most gifted friend, who died under mysterious circumstances soon after Black Arts' breakout hit.

As the company's revolutionary next-gen game is threatened by a software glitch, Russell finds himself in a race to save his job, Black Arts' legacy, and the people he has grown to care about. The deeper Russell digs, the more dangerous the glitch appears -- and soon, Russell comes to realize there's much more is at stake than just one software company's bottom line.
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Jesse Lopes

The story felt like it had ambition and was going to have interesting twists but I was very disappointed in the end. For at least the last half of the book I had trouble telling if the main character was schizophrenic or not. I almost lost track of what he was rambling on about half the time, basically what this extended detail or side story even originated from. Overall a disappointing experience, the hopes I had for this story were dashed. Besides the story the narrator was great, partly the reason I kept listening.

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Ryan van Barneveld

The narrator was great. The book started out promising but gradually fizzled out towards the end. The groundwork is laid for a mystery, but is never solved, and the fate of one of the main characters is left unanswered. Interesting premise, poor execution, which is a shame because the narrator was so good.

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