The Eye of Minds : Mortality Doctrine

  • by James Dashner
  • Narrated by Erik Davies
  • Series: Mortality Doctrine
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure.
Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams...and your worst nightmares.
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it's addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he's holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific - the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer's motives are a mystery.
The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they've been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can't even fathom - and there's the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.


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The Maze Runner + Ready Player One + TRON

What would have made The Eye of Minds better?

Something, anything unique. So much repetition of ideas that have been done better. Even Dashner's own Maze Runner ideas were repeated at points here and with worse results. It was exciting and intense, a Dashner staple, but not interesting.

What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

Lack of unique world-building and character development.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Horrible at voicing female characters. Most characters were lifeless. Just felt very boring.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The action and intensity in the pacing keeps you going even when you aren't that interested in the story.

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- Aaron "Christ-follower, father, geek, gamer, sports enthusiast, reader, grammar police."


What disappointed you about The Eye of Minds?

I found the story to be dry and juvenile. The narrator's voice I didn't like. Maybe I'm spoiled on Brent Weeks & Jim Butcher.

Has The Eye of Minds turned you off from other books in this genre?


How could the performance have been better?

Luke Daniels reading it.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Ron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2013
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)