Arena : Arena

  • by Holly Jennings
  • Narrated by Erin Spencer
  • Series: Arena
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming….
Every week Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV.
She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier....
The RAGE tournaments - the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator - leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.
And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.
Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world - until one of her teammates overdoses. Now she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game - and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems.
The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside....


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not what I thought it'd be

this book was essentially a harlequin romance novel with some gaming sprinkled on top, which is fine if that's what you like, but it's not what I was looking for.
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- Kevin

Cyberpunk Sports

It's a refreshing take on a classic over-corporatized, virtual reality future and a compelling read about self discovery in a world of competitive virtual reality gaming. Tackling corruption, philosophy, teamwork, over commercialization, and duality of a real world/game world interface, the question isn't really will they win the championship, but what will they learn about themselves while they compete?

It isn't standard hyper violent, noir mystery, dark future. It's just a pro athlete being her best in a sport anyone familiar with Playstations, Xboxes, and MMOs can understand.
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- Michael Snyder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio