When a young woman's nude body is discovered on the Xenon game company's corporate campus, community manager Lexy Cooper gets an early morning call from her uncle, homicide detective Mike Malick, to ID the corpse. As Malick investigates the crime, Lexy works the case from inside Xenon and discovers more about the seedy underbelly of the games industry than she ever wanted to know.
If you could sum up Schooled in three words, what would they be?
Current, sexy, clever
Who was your favorite character and why?
Mike - he's Lexy's mentor and guide - because he's cool, protective and smart, the sort of father I'd like to be.
What does Tassoula Kokkoris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Tassoula has a wonderful voice, a storyteller's voice. She has a great grasp of pace and tempo and caught the meter of the story very well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was and I did.
Any additional comments?
Great cast of characters - I was delighted to meet them all. Great setting - the videogame cyberverse. Great story - you can't beat a fun mystery!
What did you love best about Schooled?
I read it first and enjoyed the book. The characters are interesting and it is a view of a world that I am truly only on the outskirts of.
What did you like best about this story?
The pace of the story is very good. It is a quick read or listen and but fun.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tassoula Kokkoris?
I don't know if it is the production but there was a lot so white noise in the recording. Tassoula sound like she is reading more than perfroming. The voices were good and consistent. I did find her narration somewhat boring.