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Værker af Edward Packard

The Cave of Time (Choose Your Own Adventure, #1) (1979) — Forfatter — 577 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Chimney Rock (1979) 393 eksemplarer
Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey? (1981) 304 eksemplarer
Your Code Name Is Jonah (1980) 287 eksemplarer
The Third Planet from Altair (1980) — Forfatter — 281 eksemplarer
Inside UFO 54-40 (1982) 264 eksemplarer
The Forbidden Castle (1982) 250 eksemplarer
Deadwood City (1980) 250 eksemplarer
Underground Kingdom (1983) — Forfatter — 165 eksemplarer
Survival at Sea (1982) 146 eksemplarer
Hyperspace (1983) 145 eksemplarer
Ghost Hunter (1986) 128 eksemplarer
Supercomputer (1984) 127 eksemplarer
Return to the Cave of Time (1985) 125 eksemplarer
The War Between the Twins (1990) 121 eksemplarer
Help! You're Shrinking (1983) 115 eksemplarer
Sugarcane Island (1976) 104 eksemplarer
Mountain Survival (1984) — Forfatter — 103 eksemplarer
The Perfect Planet (1988) 76 eksemplarer
Big Numbers (2000) 75 eksemplarer
Dinosaur Island (1993) 73 eksemplarer
The Circus (1981) 72 eksemplarer
Space Vampire (1987) 71 eksemplarer
Sunken Treasure (1982) — Forfatter — 71 eksemplarer
You Are a Shark (1985) 66 eksemplarer
Gorga the Space Monster (1982) 64 eksemplarer
The Worst Day of Your Life (1990) 60 eksemplarer
You Are a Monster (1988) 53 eksemplarer
Through the Black Hole (1990) 52 eksemplarer
The Luckiest Day of Your Life (1993) 47 eksemplarer
Superbike (1992) 46 eksemplarer
Secret of the Dolphins (1993) 44 eksemplarer
Magic Master (1992) 43 eksemplarer
Soccer Star (1994) 41 eksemplarer
You are a Genius (1989) 39 eksemplarer
Vampire Invaders (1991) 38 eksemplarer
Mutiny in Space (1989) 37 eksemplarer
Invaders from Within (1991) 37 eksemplarer
Night of the Werewolf (1995) 34 eksemplarer
Kidnapped! (1991) 34 eksemplarer
The Reality Machine (1993) 33 eksemplarer
Imagining the Universe (1994) 31 eksemplarer
Skateboard Champion (1991) 29 eksemplarer
You are a Superstar (1989) 29 eksemplarer
Dream Trips (1983) 28 eksemplarer
Who Are You? (1994) 27 eksemplarer
Viking Raiders (1992) 26 eksemplarer
Typhoon! (1995) 26 eksemplarer
Roller Star (1993) 24 eksemplarer
You Are Microscopic (1992) 23 eksemplarer
Beware the Snake's Venom (1995) 21 eksemplarer
Sky-Jam! (1995) 19 eksemplarer
Faster Than Light (1991) 18 eksemplarer
War with the Mutant Spider Ants (1994) 18 eksemplarer
Tenopia Island (1986) 18 eksemplarer
Mayday! (1998) 17 eksemplarer
Comet Crash (1994) 16 eksemplarer
Greed, Guns, and Gold (1996) 16 eksemplarer
River of No Return (1997) 16 eksemplarer
The Computer Takeover (1995) 15 eksemplarer
You Are An Alien (1995) 14 eksemplarer
Fugitive (1998) 14 eksemplarer
Hostage! (1996) 13 eksemplarer
Horror House (1993) 13 eksemplarer
Fright Night (1995) 12 eksemplarer
Alien Invaders (1991) 11 eksemplarer
The Haunted Baby (1997) 10 eksemplarer
The Fiber People (1991) 8 eksemplarer
Fire on Ice (1997) 8 eksemplarer
The Planet Eater (1992) 7 eksemplarer
Castle Of Frome (1986) 6 eksemplarer
Space Fortress (1991) 6 eksemplarer
The Power Dome (1996) 6 eksemplarer
El misterio de Chimmey Rock (1997) 4 eksemplarer
ESP McGee (1983) 3 eksemplarer
Atrapados en el futuro (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Hoy Es Tu Dia De Suerte! (1993) 3 eksemplarer
La máquina de realidad virtual (1996) 2 eksemplarer
el circo 2 eksemplarer
Superordinador (1986) 2 eksemplarer
La teva clau És Jonàs (1984) 2 eksemplarer
La maldición de los piratas (1997) 1 eksemplar
Noche de terror (1996) 1 eksemplar
Canasta triple (1997) 1 eksemplar
¡Rehenes! (1997) 1 eksemplar
Seres microscópicos (1994) 1 eksemplar
¡Peligro! nos ataca un cometa (1998) 1 eksemplar
Los ordenadores toman el poder (1996) 1 eksemplar
Eres un genio (1995) 1 eksemplar
Katastrophentag (2006) 1 eksemplar
MAQUINA DE LA REALIDAD , LA (2002) 1 eksemplar
Ovni 54·40 1 eksemplar
El campeón de monopatín (1997) 1 eksemplar
Tu nombre en clave 1 eksemplar
El vampiro del espacio (1995) 1 eksemplar
Aventures dans le Grand Nord (1992) 1 eksemplar
La isla de la caña de azúcar (1994) 1 eksemplar
Jij in de ruimte 1 eksemplar
Jsi pøíšera (1991) 1 eksemplar
La ‰caverna del tempo (1987) 1 eksemplar
Podzemno carstvo 1 eksemplar
El castillo de Frome (1987) 1 eksemplar
T'Estàs encongint (1985) 1 eksemplar
Campio de monopati, el (1993) 1 eksemplar
L'exprés de l'ós polar (1988) 1 eksemplar
Nork hil zuen H. Thrombey? (1990) 1 eksemplar
El secreto de los delfines (1993) 1 eksemplar
Te has vuelto microscópico! (1994) 1 eksemplar
The Good and Bad Dragon (2014) 1 eksemplar

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Deadwood City is a very decent entry in the CYOA series, and makes some interesting choices with the second-person narrative. Books in the series tend to switch back and forth between portraying the reader in illustrations as an adult and as a child, and this one chooses to incorporate the latter in a (somewhat) realistic historical setting. Edward Packard has avoided time caves and space travel this time, with the reader simply riding a lone horse into the book's titular town.

It's also interesting that the illustrations chose to feature a young girl in the role instead of a boy, seeking out jobs as a cattle rancher, stagecoach guard, or outlaw. This isn't that unusual for the western genre, but it is always encouraging to find children's authors willing to step outside of traditional gender roles.

Finally, Packard does a commendable job at maintaining a good/bad ending balance with plenty of "dead" ends, but without having any of those reader demises involve being shot. While there is gunplay, and the occasional vague implication of a shooting death, the vast majority of endings involve the reader moving on with their lives and settling down. Acknowledging the existence and use of guns without playing into the exploitation of gun violence is a fine tightrope walk.
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smichaelwilson | Aug 4, 2023 |
Something about a series... I simply had to read them all. Dad used to pick them up at rummage sales, and I'd get a dozen used copies (individually wrapped) at christmas. I still remember packing up my childhood belongings and convincing myself to donate these old books. But somewhere in a box in his basement, I kept this, #1, for the memories.
 
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Kiramke | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
Another science fiction entry into the Choose Your Own Adventure series, which only makes sense when you're trying to provide dozens of different possible outcomes.

The storyline and possible endings feel far more thought-out and mature than previous efforts of Space and Beyond or Your Code Name is Jonah, and the "negative" endings feature fewer deaths in favor of more vague, open-ending "You Are Screwed" endings. Less overt death, more existential dread.
 
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Værker
154
Also by
1
Medlemmer
6,033
Popularitet
#4,079
Vurdering
½ 3.4
Anmeldelser
42
ISBN
361
Sprog
11
Udvalgt
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