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Publisher's Summary

The exciting sequel to The Feedback Loop! Adjusting to the real world isn't exactly easy for Quantum Hughes. Instead of focusing on his recovery, he takes an assignment alongside Frances Euphoria to an online world called Steam in search of a Proxima Developer. True to his nature, Quantum acts out of turn, causing the entire world to turn against him.
This gives him two options: return to The Loop for help, or try and hold his own. There is also the problem of the Reapers, who have appeared in Steam ready to hunt him down, or worse, kill him. The real world, The Loop, and Steam - three places with their own rules, their own enemies.
©2015 Harmon Cooper (P)2017 Harmon Cooper
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5 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 07-20-17

"Welcome to the real world, Quantum."

The world has changed whilst Quantum was locked into the Loop and then suspended in a coma after his return. Now there are android ("Do not address me as 'droid' again") police and Quantum, like everyone else, now has a life chip embedded in his head. And then there is the EyeNet, more convenient than WiFi. But he misses the Proxima World, the Loop and, especially, the lovely Dolly.
But it is time for the Dream Team to get back into business: first stop, the Proxima World, Steam.

Another really fun book from author Harmon Cooper, further building on the characters created in The Feedback Loop. It is fast in gaming action with plenty of humour and curious characters. Jeff Hays gives another superb performance, voicing the protagonists with their own special idiosyncrasies and pacing his reading to the text. His narration helps the whole world described to come alive.

Almost certainly more enjoyable if the first book has been read, Steampunk is Dead could be heard as a stand alone. But why deny yourself? For any character based science fiction fan, even if not a gamer, this is a terrific series and highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lori on 07-11-17

Great addition to the series

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Another very entertaining and enjoyable addition to the series. Once again the story pulls you in immediately, holds your complete attention and before you know it, you've listened to the whole book. This story is just as creative, fun, humorous, fast paced and full of non-stop action as the first book in the series. It's definitely worth your time.

It doesn't matter if your gamer or not. Even if you don't play or like video games you'll enjoy this series.

Quantum isn't adjusting to life outside the loop. He wonders at times if it would be better to go back in. In an effort to help free those trapped inside various games he's about to get his wish. Only this is a new world with new rules.

Jeff Hays does a fantastic job with the narration. He doesn't just narrate the story he makes it come to life. It's hard to believe at times that it is just one person narrating the story. Excellent character voices. The range of character voices he does is amazing. Great voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. He's one of the most enjoyable narrators out there to listen to. You know your in for an amazing listening experience when he is the narrator.

I was provided this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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