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Old 02-01-13, 12:04 AM
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
The comparisons are easy to make between Hunger Games and Battle Royale, but considering that even Battle Royale owes a lot to The Running Man (and even that owes The Most Dangerous Game), I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.
Yeah, you could even go back to Lord of the Flies, I suppose. Apparently there's finally an audiobook of Battle Royale, narrated by Marc Dacascos, no less! It's available only in iTunes near as I can tell, I wish I didn't prefer CDs. More importantly, it's pretty expensive. Maybe I'll pick it up at some point though, I've heard a lot about it. I liked The Hunger Games novel well enough, certainly nothing new, but a good yarn with some effective social commentary.
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113
Yeah, you could even go back to Lord of the Flies, I suppose.
The Most Dangerous Game predates Lord of the Flies by thirty years.

Apparently there's finally an audiobook of Battle Royale, narrated by Marc Dacascos, no less! It's available only in iTunes near as I can tell, I wish I didn't prefer CDs. More importantly, it's pretty expensive.
It's on Audible too. If you use a credit, the price would be the same as the paper book.
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
The Most Dangerous Game predates Lord of the Flies by thirty years.
I'm an English lit major, I should've know that.

It's on Audible too. If you use a credit, the price would be the same as the paper book.
Sigh. Wish it was on CD. Is Audible compatible with iTunes?
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113
Sigh. Wish it was on CD. Is Audible compatible with iTunes?
Yep
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

The trilogy is $5 on Amazon for Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunger-Gam..._wzRT3_8AM_0_0
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Re: Tweens are going nuts for a "Battle Royale" rip-off

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
The Most Dangerous Game predates Lord of the Flies by thirty years.
The arguments over what came first are getting silly.

Death games for entertainment (man vs man, man vs lion, whatever) in the Colosseum in Rome beat all of these movies & books by a few thousand years.

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