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Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Jack Black)

The First Official Minecraft Novel
Narrated by: Jack Black
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks.

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 Number One New York Times best-selling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero - stranded in the world of Minecraft - who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.

Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. 'Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks?' But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore!

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island...like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.

In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

©2017 Max Brooks (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant!

This novel puts to words an answer to that question any new or seasoned Minecraft player has likely asked themselves at least once: "What would happen if you were sucked into the Minecraft world?"

The novel doesn't just poke fun at the logic in the Minecraft universe, instead turning things from simple game mechanics that most of us overlook after our first encounter with them, into something that ends up having to be taken into account in a genuine survival situation.

It was entertaining, listening to our protagonist have to learn the basics upon arriving in the Minecraft world, any player can probably relate, as well as hearing about his journey from a scared, disoriented newbie into a very knowledgeable, brave and curious crafter.

I learned a few neat survival strategies that I hadn't even considered, even after having owned a copy of the game for the past six years! So the story is not only interesting and entertaining, but informative and useful.

The lessons that our main character learns and leaves with us are real, and positive. Even dabbling in the moral qualms of putting innocent living creatures to the sword, for the sake of tastier food. Exploring how isolation can drive us crazy, as social animals ourselves.

Narrated by Jack Black, whom, without having seen his name beside this audible book when I accidentally stumbled upon it on Amazon, I would not have picked up - did an absolutely astonishing job, giving some extra personality to the main character. His voice was soothing and it made listening to the novel over the weekend into a very peaceful experience.

I would recommend this to any fans of the game, young or old. I'm not a major Minecraft expert myself, but I've seen some pointing out minor inconsistencies when comparing this novel to physics in the game. If you can overlook some very minor details, ones I didn't even notice myself, you will enjoy this audiobook.

If you like Jack Black and you like Minecraft, you will really enjoy this audiobook.

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  • Katherine A Gwilt
  • 05-11-2018

Lit

This app is amazing I am 11 and I love it it’s lit so definitely try it out

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  • Michael W.
  • 06-05-2018

awesome

i love minecraft and jack blacks voice really suited it. i really enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • pauline marsh
  • 03-04-2018

A relatable Book for life and Minecraft

It had heart and soul written in the form of lessons everyone can learn from.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2019

loved it Amazing book. Well narrated by Jack!

Great, Jack narrated it soooo well and also story was very good! It's a must get for minecraft fans!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-2019

brilliant <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

I absolutely loved it it was narrated brilliantly I finished it really quickly but I have listened to it many times

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  • Mrs Keely Hogben
  • 18-08-2019

Great Performance in a less great story.

Jack Black was brilliant throughout and the sound and music worked well despite some effects being overused a few times too many. The Story was a bit overdrawn and dragged although it did tell a good overall plot.

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  • Seasidecol
  • 18-08-2019

Fantastic Book For Any Minecraft Fan

It’s a good book I found it very good it good be because it is narrated by Jack Black his style of story telling to me is so different from others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2019

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I've already given a review, do I have to give one again? I hope not!

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  • Sarah Allan
  • 05-06-2019

Awesome 😎

I love Minecraft and Jack Black reading the first Minecraft novel its a marriage made in heaven

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  • Hannah
  • 14-05-2019

wonderful compelling story with great morals

wonderful compelling story with great morals which is a great list of rules for real life