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Publisher's Summary

In Book 2 of the epic adventure that began in Split Infinity, Stile discovers life on Proton and Phaze is getting more difficult. On Proton he's a serf trying to prove his right to exist by competing in the Great Games. And on Phaze, where only magic worked, he was the Blue Adept trying to master the powers of sorcery. On both worlds, someone was trying to assassinate him. And as if that weren't enough, he has to win the love of Lady Blue, fight a dragon, discover the ultimate weapon, and of course, seek out the all-powerful Citizen who was trying to kill him!

©1987 Piers Anthony (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • Cliff
  • 18-10-2013

Not as good as the first book, but still not bad.

Would you consider the audio edition of Blue Adept to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrarator does a good job and improves on what was written with his voice acting.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The characters need more development. Piers Anthony books read more like a transcript of a D&D game that a novel. All he does is present a scenario and show how the character uses his skills to solve it. The characters are all very one dimensional, if he developed characters more the story would be better. That being said the author is very good at what he does. He makes a ton of money and doesn't have much motivation to change.

Have you listened to any of Traber Burns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, the narrarator does a good job as always.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story is much weaker than the first novel, but this one is still worth a listen, especially if you are like me and are re-living books you loved as a child. Be warned the writing quality of the series is bad after this one. I would not advise going beyond the third book. The series reaches a satisfying close and all the books beyond that are not good at all. they seem like the author was just churning anything out with the series name for a buck.

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  • Judith Grimes
  • 16-01-2013

I love this series.

Piers Anthony has a masterpiece in this story. The story switches between 2 worlds with different cultures, purposes, and plots, that Anthony keeps integrated and interrelated around his main character, Stile.

The action is continuous. The characters are fun. Their problems are interesring, the solutions unique and ingenious.

Traber Burns is an excellent narrater. His performance creates an immersive experience. The book comes alive.

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  • Thyme Lea Manor
  • 30-04-2018

loved it when I was 12 but...

now, as an adult, it is too remedial in every way. we were bored and disliked the main character.

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  • Chuck
  • 28-04-2018

loved it.

I read the series as it was printed thought why not listen to it the audio version of it made it new and interesting . the series was excellent kept my rapt attention, and had me downloading the Nextbook long before I was finished with the first

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  • Nevaeh
  • 08-09-2017

Great sequel!

I read these many moons ago, and it was nice to go through them again in audio version.

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  • Sharon
  • 16-03-2017

I used to really enjoy Piers Anthony.

Read this series years ago as an adult but not as a parent. Whole different take on the book now. The story is cute and when I first read it quite innovative to me. Now I find the idea of Stile and his adoring harem a bit too much to take at times and that distracts from this series holding up for me.

The performance is good overall. It for the simpering, almost brainless portrayals of the various female characters.

No longer my cup of tea. YMMV

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  • Laura
  • 26-05-2015

Great book

loved it can't wait for the next one great narrator and excellent abilities with emotions can see the story happening

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  • Sue Opp
  • 23-04-2015

Nice 2nd installment

There were several challenges for me in the deviations from the fantasy storyline. When an author is able to forge an entire world, I only hope that they stay true to the framework. It is slightly possible that in future stories these deviations may come into play so I will move anxiously on to the next!

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  • R. Fischer
  • 08-01-2015

"The Game" is a great concept

Half the fun is reading the strategy on the game grids. An excellent series that will keep you intrigued for a long time.

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  • Sue
  • 19-12-2012

A good second book

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I've had this audio sitting on my ipod for ages and tried it a few times but couldn't get into it. Then I found out there was a book 1 so I listened to it and then fully enjoyed this one. Looking forward to the next one in the series. The thing that spurred me on to try this one was the reviews from others who also agreed it was pretty good.

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  • Elin
  • 05-11-2010

fab book

This book was awesome. Everything in it and such a good cliffhanger for stile to deal with.