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Publisher's Summary

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.
A strong narrative with several distinct voices propels the listener through this brave new world, painting a powerful and compelling vision of a society that promises everyone salvation with passage to an addictive, escapist alternative reality.
©2013 Matthew Mather (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Jeri on 07-10-14

I tried and I tried...

But I just couldn't get into this book. I gave up after half. Some parts were just okay, others were completely forgettable. Which is a bad thing when all parts come together. I would reach parts where I knew I missed something, but didn't care. Just couldn't bare the thought of going back. I love Luke Daniels and Nick Podehl, but even they couldn't help this book out.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Mark T on 10-29-15

What in the Atopia???? Gave up, moved on.

What would have made The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1 better?

Some sort of coherence. Seemed to jump between so many different themes that I simply lost track. And the idea that someone is running around every day trying to make sure that hundreds of potential scenarios leading to his death are nipped in the bud just loses interest. That's where I gave up.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

The narration started very poorly, with one of the earliest narrators possessing a really annoying New York nasal twang. Not a problem in person, but in a narrator just deadly. The main narrator later on was much better - I just could never figure out what the point of the story was.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Chris Woollard on 05-02-17

I tried... but cannot do it anymore

Several narrators just doesn't work unless they always narrate the same character. In this book they don't and it is hard to follow who is whom.

I found this story really frustrating and with two more books in the series, I just can't do it anymore.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Steel on 04-12-18

a reasonablly well told sci-fi

I enjoyed this story but found the first voice actress to be way to over the top and found her accent to detract from the story telling.

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