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review 2016-11-05 17:12
What is Real?: Only You Can Save Mankind | Review
Only You Can Save Mankind - Terry Pratchett,Richard Mitchley,Random House AudioBooks

A fun little MG Paranormal SF that may require some explanation of history.



As the mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons. But it's only a game... isn't it. Isn't it?



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Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett, read by Richard Mitchley, published by Random House Audio (2011) / Length: 4 hrs 11 min (this is the Unabridged version)



This is Book #1 of the "Johnny Maxwell" trilogy. All of them are available on audio.



Like most Pratchett book, this one is a pleasure to read for people who love interesting characters.


Note: It takes place during the first Gulf War; so you might need to explain who "Stormin' Norman" is, and other such things, to children who are going to read it. It isn't absolutely necessary though. The book has some interesting commentary on how the war is just another "show" to kids who have grown up with lots of different screens in their lives, and yet they can't help but be affected by it.

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