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Armada - A Novel

Ernest Cline

From the author of Ready Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline can. Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure. So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness. Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders. As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction? At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

From the author of Ready Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline can. Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure. So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness. Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders. As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction? At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.
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From the author of Ready Player One, a rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline can. Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure. So when he sees the flying saucer, he's sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness. Especially because the alien ship he's staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders. As impossible as it seems, what Zack's seeing is all too real. And it's just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth's history, its future, even his own life--and to play the hero for real, with humanity's life in the balance. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can't help thinking: Doesn't something about this scenario feel a little bit like...well...fiction? At once reinventing and paying homage to science-fiction classics, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a coming-of-age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wil Wheaton

Length:

11h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:36


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

36:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:42


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

18:51


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

32:19


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:21


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

19:45


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

30:04


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

32:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

24:25


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

28:06


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

41:49


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:18


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

36:01


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

34:26


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

28:31


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

35:44


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

31:07


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

34:26


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

13:08


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

07:38


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

19:27


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

13:40


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

11:58


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

00:27