Indian Hill : Indian Hill

  • by Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • Series: Indian Hill
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.
It is on their true "first" date that things go strangely askew. This is where the story truly takes a paranormal twist. Mike soon finds himself captive aboard an alien vessel, fighting for his very survival. The aliens have devised gladiator-type games. The games are of two-fold importance for the aliens: one is their entertainment value, and the other is that the aliens want to see how combative humans are, what our weaknesses and strengths are. They want to better learn how to attack and defeat us. The battles are to the death on varying terrains that are computer-generated.
Follow Mike and Paul as they battle for their lives and try to keep the U.S. safe, in the first book of Mark Tufo's Indian Hill trilogy.

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Get through this one because the next two are good

I had read all of the Zombie Fallout books and was excited to find there were more books about Mike Talbot's earlier life. This book disappointed me, though, because it was so dark and didn't have the humor the Zombie books had. I found it a little oppressive without the comic relief.

I think there were only two of these Indian Hill books available when I purchased this, and I bought them both at the same time. By the time I finished this one, though, I wasn't sure I could bring myself to listen to the next one. I put it off for about 6 months, I think. Then I saw there was a third book and it was on sale so I felt I had to buy it. (OCD, what can I say?) I finally told myself, "You bought 'em, your're gonna listen to them!" And myself whined a little and then started on book 2.

What a relief to discover that the sarcastic, wise-cracking Mike Talbot I had known and loved was back! I finished book 2 and immediately listened to book 3. I had thought it was a trilogy, but now I think there will be more and I'm looking forward to them.

So, if you like Talbot, it's worth listening to this book to set you up for the two that follow.
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- DCinMI

Weird Nerdy Death Battle

Wow, this is pure nerd strangeness. A young adult wet dream.

By no means is this a great book. This is not Cormac McCarthy or Foster Wallace. Nor is it George RR Martin or Patrick Rothfuss. But for some reason I found this to be a pure pulp engrossing read.

This Indian Hill reminds me of BV Larson's first book in the Star Force series. That one was a strange young adult fantasy wrapped into a sci-fi story as well.

There is no character building. Its written from the first person as a memoir. Groups of thousands are abducted by aliens and then forced into a bracketed playoff. A playoff of dueling to the death.

I fell guilty for giving this 5 stars. But I have to admit I enjoyed it.
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- clifford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio