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Publisher's Summary

Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter a video game? A realm where you can look like a hero or a goddess, fly space-ships, slay dragons, a realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities. Or would it be your worst nightmare? Stuck in an endless state of war and chaos where not even death can offer an escape…This is where you find out. This is Bedlam.
©2013 Chistopher Brookmyre (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Reeve on 03-10-13

It won't make you Skinny or Sexy!

I have listened to all other Brookmyre's available so i am a fan of his approach to story telling.

Bedlam is definitely classic Brookmyre. It is a cheeky, black-humoured and surprising tale that covers off some interesting observations about 21st century life.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephibobz on 01-04-15

Poor start but gets so much better!

I've always loved video games and science fiction so this book very much appealed to me from the get go. On listening to the sample the narrators accent also drew me into listening to the book. However, the book, in my opinion, had a very poor beginning. I am not a prude but the amount of foul language during the first few chapters almost made me stop listening altogether. I felt it unnecessary and jarring and that it disrupted my enjoyment of the story. Thankfully, the swearing decreased significantly as the book progressed and I suddenly found myself completely hooked! Despite the narrators best attempts at different American accents (not convinced they are his strong suit) his clarity in reading and fresh voice made listening a very enjoyable experience. I loved the parts of the story when Ross enters new worlds and during his descriptions of the new landscape or atmosphere I found myself attempting to guess the game he was in (was very chuffed when I got a few right).
The twist and ending of the story was very satisfying. I enjoyed the finished but not 'cookie-cutter perfect' ending.
I would indeed recommend this book but if you're not a fan of bad language (or intending it for a younger listener) some parts of the story may not be to your taste.
Enjoy having a full nostalgic and modern gaming geekfest with this story and be prepared to want to live in a video game just a little bit. ;P

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2 out of 5 stars
By catherine on 07-10-14

I persisted for old times sake

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Genuinely not sure who this is aimed at. Sure, long-term admirers like myself will give it the benefit of the doubt because we know Brookmyre has a brilliant voice and tells a great tale. However, I wouldn't recommend this as an introduction.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He made a decent fist of it but there wasn't a great deal of scope for him to work with.

What character would you cut from Bedlam?

A few more decent characters would have helped.

Any additional comments?

I'll be back for Brookmyre's next effort. He is always worth listening to.

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