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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

What listeners say about Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Jack Black)

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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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I love it!!

A beautiful story, topped off by amazing narrating by Jack Black. This book almost left me in tears. Would recommend to anyone!

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An awesome adventure with many deep life lessons!

adults and children alike can learn much from the teachings and lessons within. The hilarious and energetic narration by Mr.Black only adds to the solid action and storytelling.
definetely recommend, especially to people who have never played Minecraft.

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bought it for the kids but I enjoyed it lota

I really enjoyed the story and Jack blacks reading. even if you don't like minecraaftkts a good adventure.

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really good

loved it so good i just cant stop listening great book thanks for it bye

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I love this book, the narration was excellent and the story was so good, 5 stars 100%.

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AWESOME

THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT, THE STORY IS AMAZING AND I CAN RELATE IN MY MINECRAFT ADVENTURES, JACK BLACK DOES AN AMAZING JOB

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wow

wow this was so good I can't believe it was minecraft so well written and the story was so captivating I listened to the whole book in 1 sitting i couldn't get enough. highly recommended

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  • Kat
  • 22-10-2020

5 stars.

The beginning of the book gave me a clear vision of how the story would evolve. I enjoyed the memories and flash backs. It was just really entertaining.
And being with the character from the start and following his journey. The writing was descriptive and Jake Black performance made it really entertaining. He is a great voice actor.
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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-2020

Huge frenzy of glee and smiles

I couldn't stop listening and jack black makes it that much better. I think Max Brooks did a great job.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • G496FIO
  • 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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  • 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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