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FantasticLand Audiobook

FantasticLand: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where "Fun is Guaranteed!" But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares. How could a group of survivors, mostly teenagers, commit such terrible acts?

Presented as a fact-finding investigation and a series of first-person interviews, FantasticLand pieces together the grisly series of events. Park policy was that the mostly college-aged employees surrender their electronic devices to preserve the authenticity of the FantasticLand experience. Cut off from the world and left on their own, the teenagers soon form rival tribes who viciously compete for food, medicine, social dominance, and even human flesh. This new social network divides the ravaged dreamland into territories ruled by the Pirates, the ShopGirls, the Freaks, and the Mole People. If meticulously curated online personas can replace private identities, what takes over when those constructs are lost?

FantasticLand is a modern take on Lord of the Flies meets Battle Royale that probes the consequences of a social civilization built online.

©2016 Mike Bockoven (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Angela
    Austin, TX, United States
    19/09/17
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    "Fantastic Land"

    Awful. Don't waist your time. Very, very bad. Not really a story. Reporter asking survivors of hurricane their role. The entire time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/09/17
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    "wow"

    I couldn't believe how good this book was. I have told everyone I know they need to read it or listen to this. I listen mostly on my way to and from work and it left me wishing my drive was longer so I could hear more. If you like disaster stories meets Lord of the flies you will love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cee
    Arizona
    29/08/17
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    "Totally Believable"

    I listened to this audio book during the 2017 Texas Hurricane, Harvey, so to say it felt accurate and extra haunting is an understatement.
    This story is told in a documentary style, a reporter shares with us the thoughts and commentary of survivors that stayed in a Florida theme park to care for it after the storm hit. It has a 'Lord Of The Flies' feel, but ... not. Tragic survivors that overreact to their situation in every wrong way possible.
    It's very well written and the reason I'd chosen it was because my favorite narrator, Luke Daniels, narrates it. He does an amazing job giving each character their own personal voice, as the writer had given them specifically written personalities. This book is very engaging, supremely eerie, absolutely gross, completely realistic, utterly plausible, and held my attention enough that I listened to the entire book in one sitting. Then I listened to it again the following day.

    Two thumbs up, 5 Stars, 10 out of 10, Highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    24/08/17
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    "Excellent"
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    The format of this book was interesting. The POV from several characters added to the feeling of disconnect in the story line but it still flowed perfectly.
    I can't wait to see what the author writes next!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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