Get ready for a mind-bending sci-fi adventure that will take you to the depths of your imagination. In this visionary masterpiece, Larry Niven and Steven Barnes have crafted a world unlike any other. Get ready to listen to "The Barsoom Project," the thrilling sequel to the acclaimed 1981 novel, "Dream Park."
Our protagonist, Eviane, had a less-than-pleasant experience during her first visit to Dream Park. The state-of-the-art amusement arena quickly turned into a nightmare when the special effects became all too real. Suddenly, the holograms she had been shooting at with live ammunition turned out to be flesh and blood, leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake.
Haunted by this traumatic event and recovering from her stint in a mental hospital, Eviane decides to return to Dream Park in a quest to confront her fears and make sense of the surreal nightmare that had become her reality. However, she soon discovers that Dream Park is a place where nothing is as it seems.
The very fabric of Dream Park is imbued with Inuit mythology, a powerful force that manipulates and controls the images within. The game she finds herself caught up in is designed to implant new behavioral patterns, manipulating the players' minds in ways they could never predict. To make matters worse, the players are not only battling against each other and their own inner demons, but also against a mysterious killer who is determined to erase Eviane's memory once and for all, no matter the cost.
Prepare to be captivated as Niven and Barnes seamlessly blend hard science fiction, the immersive world of virtual reality, and the thrills of RPG-like fantasy games. This novel pushes the boundaries of the genre, delivering a cutting-edge experience that will leave you breathless.
Narrated by the talented Grover Gardner, who brings the story to life, "The Barsoom Project" is a classic work of science fiction that will transport you to new realms and challenge your perception of reality. Get ready for a wild ride that spans over 14 hours and 7 minutes.
With an audiobook rating of 2.3/5, buckle up and immerse yourself in this groundbreaking adventure. Your mind will be taken on a rollercoaster ride like no other, as you explore the depths of Dream Park and the mysteries that lie within.