The Six by Mark Alpert audiobook

The Six

By Mark Alpert
Read by Josh Bloomberg

Tantor Audio 9781492615293

The Six Series: Book 1

10.76 Hours Unabridged
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Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero. Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam—and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son. Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who will forfeit their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat . . . before Sigma destroys humanity.

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Summary

Summary

Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero.

Then an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam—and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his dying son.

Along with a select group of other terminally ill teens, Adam becomes one of the Six who will forfeit their failing bodies to inhabit weaponized robots. But with time running short, the Six must learn to manipulate their new mechanical forms and work together to train for epic combat . . . before Sigma destroys humanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Plenty of high-speed action…Questions of principle, power, and possibility keep this look at our modern, hardwired existence fresh and fascinating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Raises interesting questions about ethics, technology, and human nature…A thought-provoking clash between humanity and machinery.” Kirkus Reviews
“A well-researched, hardcore science fiction joyride, great for fans of first-person shooter video games like Halo and Destiny. Highly recommended.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Alpert

Author Bio: Mark Alpert

Mark Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University, and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the application of Einstein’s theory of relativity to Flatland, a model universe with only two spatial dimensions. His resulting paper was published in the Journal of General Relativity and Gravitation in 1984 and has been cited in more than one hundred physics papers since. After earning an MFA in poetry at Columbia and working as a reporter, he became an editor at Scientific American, where he simplifies bewildering scientific ideas for the magazine’s readers, explaining concepts such as string theory, extra dimensions, and parallel universes. He also contributed articles to Popular Mechanics and wrote copy in the 1990s for CNN’s Moneyline. His short story “My Life with Joanne Christiansen” was published in the 1990s in Playboy. His first novel, Final Theory—the first in a series—is a thriller that incorporates many of the technologies and ideas found in Scientific American. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children and is a proud member of Scientific American’s softball team, the Big Bangers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English