The Six by Mark Alpert audiobook

The Six

By Mark Alpert
Read by Josh Bloomberg

Tantor Audio 9781492615293

The Six Series: Book 1

10.76 Hours 1
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Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero. Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam—and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son. Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who will forfeit their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat . . . before Sigma destroys humanity.

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Summary

Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero.

Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam—and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son.

Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who will forfeit their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat . . . before Sigma destroys humanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I felt [Bloomberg] was connected closely with the book and this helped to keep me fully engaged even through some of the technical explanations . . . He did a great job considering he had a huge cast of adults and teens and AI from all genders. Hot Listens
“Plenty of high-speed action…Questions of principle, power, and possibility keep this look at our modern, hardwired existence fresh and fascinating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Raises interesting questions about ethics, technology, and human nature…A thought-provoking clash between humanity and machinery.” Kirkus Reviews
“A well-researched, hardcore science fiction joyride, great for fans of first-person shooter video games like Halo and Destiny. Highly recommended.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Mark Alpert

Author Bio: Mark Alpert

Mark Alpert is a former editor at Scientific American and an internationally bestselling author of science-fiction thrillers. His first novel, Final Theory, was published in twenty-four languages, condensed in Reader’s Digest, and optioned for film. He specializes in writing thrillers that explain scientific advances such as gene editing, brain-computer interfaces, self-replicating machines, and cyborg insects.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English