Having fled to British Columbia decades ago to avoid the draft, Richard Forthrast then amassed a fortune transporting marijuana over the border to Idaho. Now he spends his time playing a power-wielding online fantasy game and his money buying viral gold and other necessaries from Chinese gold farmers and, finally, launching his own techie start-up. Alas, one of the gold farmers sets off a virtual war for dominance that could be the end of Richard.
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by Neal Stephenson
by Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
"In the cyber-universe of T'Rain, the world's most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), medieval swords and battle-axes are the chosen weapons of combat. But when Richard Forthrast's Internet gaming empire is attacked by a Chinese computer virus and his niece is kidnapped by the Russian mafia, real weapons are drawn and real blood is spilled. Malcolm Hillgartner narrates Stephenson's film-like, hyper-detailed descriptions with an American tough-guy feel--urgent with no unnecessary emotion and intelligent without showing off. He also dus an admirable job of balancing Russian, Chinese, and Arabic accents with scads of computer terms and a breakneck plot. It's the Wild West in the globe-trotting 21st century--with resilient, resourceful computer geeks toting the guns. Don't underestimate how flat-out entertaining that can be. B.P. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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