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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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  • Kat
  • 06-11-2019

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A surprisingly good novel. I was unsure whether I would really enjoy this, considering I have never played Minecraft and often find audio book narrators annoying, but the combination of Max Brooks story, the soundtrack, and Jack Blacks great storytelling made this perhaps one of the best audio books I have experienced.

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Full of surprises

Loved it listened with my two boys. Excellent narrator. So many valuable lessons. Full of surprises.

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Jack Black fits this story like a Minecraft block

Jack Black effortlessly made a somewhat interesting book into a rather engaging one. If you like Minecraft (which you probably do if you're looking at this), and you're looking for a fun adventure story, you'll like this a lot.

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A lot of fun for all enthusiasts of Minecraft

Jack Black, really sold this book. His performance is exciting and interesting and I absolutely loved it. The book is aimed at young teens so it isn't incredibly in-depth. But it's quite engaging and takes you through the perspective of someone who wakes up into a world they are not familiar with and how they discover the mechanics of the game. And how they survive. It's a goofy take on Minecraft but Minecraft players, especially children would love it. All n all, I really enjoyed this one. I've tried other Minecraft books but they are not as good as this one. So if you are looking for a book to start on I would recommend this one hands down.

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book is very good because it's deep and stuff I would like sequel I would want to know what happens on his oooooops no spoilers

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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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  • 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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  • Jen W
  • 30-04-2020

I love it

This is the best book on history and it should be a royal book for the Queen

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2020

I love It!

I found this book on YouTube because my favourite youtuber told me about it. I just think it’s Amazing!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-2020

This Is GREAT!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't bear to leave the this book. IT .WAS. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND. I LOVED . IT

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  • Danny
  • 03-05-2020

epic book for Minecrafters (10 year old son)

my 10 year old son loved the paper back book. and found the audiobook very entertaining, fun, educational.

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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
  • 08-10-2020

Enjoyable to listen to while working.

I've been a player of the official game for a while and this, in a way, captures how the game used to play pretty well from the mobs to the mechanics of Minecrafts cube world and weaves a pretty compelling story. Though this book is certainly aimed at kids, it's definetly enjoyable for all ages and has some fun and exciting moments and Jack Blacks performance is what makes it all so real, with out him I fear this wouldn't of been as good.

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  • Roxanne Caulfield
  • 27-08-2020

This was great!

Loved it, sad it ended. Looking for the next installment to see what happens on the next adventure (reviewer, age 7)

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  • Tom Scott
  • 04-08-2020

great for minecraft fanatics

this kept my son absolutely enthralled and taught me so much about the minecraft stuff he talks about constantly. Its a slow start but builds well to a climatic finish. if you're looking for a complicated plot look elsewhere though. This is more like a minecraft manual than a novel.

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