Minecraft: The Mountain
Max Brooks

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Narrated By: Sean Astin

Duration: 7 hours and 11 minutes

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In the new official Minecraft novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway-and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival.

Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder-not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon.

Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they're closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes.

Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together-or risk losing everything.

© Max Brooks 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Modern and contemporary fiction, Fantasy, Adventure fiction

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Brooks was both an obvious and an unusual choice for a novelization...Reads less like narratives than like introductory texts on problem-solving theory, albeit lively ones with zombie attacks...

New Yorker

A wonderfully entertaining and uplifting read and particularly great for gaming enthusiastic kids and reluctant readers.