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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks. Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Samira Wiley, and then be sure to check out the other available version narrated by Jack Black.

The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the number one New York Times best-selling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero - stranded in the world of Minecraft - who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.

Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. 'Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks?' But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore!

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island...like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.

In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

©2017 Max Brooks (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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I am trying to make another book following this

I loved it. it was like a wonder book 📖 and the rest was too

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Excellent book

In my opinion, this is the best Minecraft story of many. It unfolds at a good pace, with enough detail to absorb you into its world. It has the Max Brooks WWZ survival styling but with a more family friendly tone.


My 6 Yr old loved it and experienced quite the emotional roller-coaster, a first for any audio book. He felt right here with the protagonist and that alone gets it 5*.
I'd say its probably aimed at 8+ but is fine for most ages.

Samira Wiley did a fantastic job narrating. You can hear tension at all the right moments, you're really on a journey with her. We'll be checking out more of her readings.

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good to get started

I thought that this book 📖 was good 😃 if your just getting started on Minecraft or even just want to listen to Minecraft like me and like the game

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Amazing I loved

This was my first minecraft audio story and I just loved it I can’t wait for the mountain 😀

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Worst book ever

Hi after this book I was thinking how bad is this it is sooooooooooo terrible

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immersive :)

its very immersive and the emotion is clearly projected effectively and will definitely re listen :)

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I loved it please make a sequel

please make another one I don't even care If it doesn't make sense why she's back on the island I just want a sequel

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