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Where Man Meets Magic and Machine....

The year is 2050. The power of magic and the creatures it brings have returned to the earth, and many of the ancient races have re-emerged. Elves, Orks, Mages, and lethal Dragons find a home in a world where mana, technology, and human flesh have melded into deadly urban predators. And the multinational mega-corporations that run the world hoard the only thing of real value - information.

For Sam Verner, living in the womb of the Renraku conglomerate was easy, until his sister disappeared and the façade of the corporate reality began to disintegrate. Now he wants out, but to "extract" himself he has to slide like a whisper through the deadly shadows the corporations cast, into a completely different world where his first wrong move may be his last...the world of Shadowrun.

©2010 Topps, Inc. (P)2020 Topps, Inc.

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Ready Chummer?

Alright, I will admit. I have been in love with Shadowrun for over half my life. First read the core book in 1996. Run most of the editions after that. This is a sweet breath of Nostalgia. I haven't read any of these books in almost 20 years. I still love this one. The performance in it is great. Cannot wait to get the next.

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Happy to have some more Shadowrun on Audible

This is one of the foundations of Shadowrun fiction: cyberpunk meets fantasy in just the perfect blend to me. While I think the character of Sam Verner can be pretty self righteous and annoying at times, this book is a must listen for Cyberpunk fans because the world of Shadowrun just shines through. It's such a cool setting. Give it a try chummers, and hopefully we’ll get more Shadowrun on Audible....

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great book

loved it all around. enjoyed the story and narrator. wish there were more shadowrun boobs

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enjoyed

I was always a fan of the Shadow Run books. And it's been quite a while since I read this book, mid 90's maybe either way long enough ago to make listening to it enjoyable. Great story and intro into that world.

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Gripping story

This was the first Shadowrun book I read, and really opens up the 6th world... great book

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Magic, science, future

love it. very good performance and we'll written book. I'm gonna go buy the second one now lol

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welcome to the shadows

a great sci fi novel and a even better introduction to the world of shadowrun

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Great introduction to Shadowrun Universe.

I recently fell in love with the lore of the shadowrun universe and have been enjoying games and podcast. This book was a perfect introduction to the storylines and other references that are scattered throughout the game's lore.
I'm very happy to have purchased this book and already bought the next 2 to finish this trilogy.

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Best introduction to the Shadowrun universe.

This book is hands down one of the best introductions to the massive world of Shadowrun. It's an origin story of a major player in the world that also introduces the reader to major points of the fantasy noir cyberpunk dog eat dragon world of one of the best cyberpunk worlds to date.
The narrator is also superb. Little touches bring the world to life. The acting isn't too heavy or too light. All in all, great purchase.

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  • 11-18-21

If you’re considering it, DO it!

I’ve never played Shadowrun but some of my close friends have and have told me about it. I always figured I would love the world, but was never really sold on the system and some of the rules the tabletop game uses. That said, this scratched every itch I wanted for a fantasy cyberpunk thrill ride.
I’d never heard of Robert N. Charente before now and I’ll be damned if I’m not a fan of his writing style. Never more than I could understand (simplicity is paramount in a setting as wild as this), but every so often his writing nearly becomes poetic, and its wonderful.
Tren Sparks also crushed it, there were a couple times when I would’ve liked a different voice for some character, only because some of the characters sounded similar. But other than that it was great, even the filters and effects added to some characters voices were fun.

I can’t wait to pick up the second book!

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  • 07-14-20

The title says it all

Interesting and intricate story and very well read. Reminds me of my 'running' days. Well worth a read whether you have ever played the RPG or not.

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  • 06-08-20

Shadowrun is back!

I revisited this story from a long time ago and it is as good as ever. Brilliant performance although once or twice the volume dropped midsentence to return after a few words to the original level. Apart from that it's superb. I'm waiting for the rest of the trilogy.

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  • 12-02-20

Shadowrun for Lyfe baby. Yeah.

Shadowrun. The best pulp sci-fi magic fantasy technopunk universe ever created was originally a painful roleplaying game (ugh) but then some legend wrote a ton of books, the first being these 3 in a saga. They set off a span of about 30 books in the 1990s, and now there are around another 20 more modern books in the last 10 years. Cheesy pulp sci-fi at it's best. Shadowrun for Lyfe.

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  • 05-24-20

Fantastic when is book two

I haven't read this book for a long time but it was always a favourite. I am looking forward to book two.