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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Rating: 5.0 stars

How much of our current society and culture do
you take for granted? Imagine a world where the Corporation comes first and
controls everything in your life from birth to death. Along the lines of 1984,
Escape From CorpWorld by Jason Srebnick will draw you back to an appreciation of many of the
things that you now take for granted. Aaron Cogwell is an ideal citizen in the
corporate world of New Boston. He works seven days a week for seventeen hours a
day, aided by chemicals that keep his mood in balance. Every thirty-six days he
enjoys a four-hour stoppage of work, in which he enjoys a few hours of free
time with his family. His dream is to have a larger living space and more
things to put on show in his display case. He simply doesn’t know that there is
any alternative to the world in which he lives until destiny, fate, or luck
comes his way and he is suddenly thrust out of that life and into a much
simpler and more primitive way of life when his pod crashes into the forest.
The strange new things in this new, anti-corporate world are at times more than
he can take. Will he ever be the same again? Will he ever be able to be happy
in the corporate world?

Escape From CorpWorld is painful at times in its truth. Jason
Srebnick has done an excellent job of giving us a look into what our world
would be like if everything was run by huge corporations and work and getting
ahead was all that mattered. It does this in a way that reminds those of us who
have a deep love for the freedom in our leisure and more importantly in our
books. The glaring difference between reading a book by turning the pages and
having a book read to you or watching a book on a video is developed in stark
contrast. I give high praise to Jason Srebnick for reminding us all that there
are many things in this world worth holding onto, even while we reach for our
next ebook. Superb! Destined to be a classic.

Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite

Rating: 5.0 stars

Imagine a world where your life is dedicated to
the Corporation you work for, where you have to work a mandatory 17 hours a
day, where the only break you have is a work-end, which lasts for four hours
and occurs every 36 days, where the advances in technology run your entire
life, and where you never communicate with your co-workers and barely
communicate with your family. This is how Aaron lives in Escape From CorpWorld by Jason Srebnick. He loves his Corporation and is grateful to them for everything he has, partly because it has been ingrained in his head since birth. Aaron, and
every other citizen in this Corporate-run world, is completely loyal to the
Corporation and puts the Corporation’s needs before his own. Since this is the
only way of living he knows, he is more than happy. However, his life soon
changes drastically in the blink of an eye, and he begins to learn that there
is another way to live. He meets a puzzling outsider who shows him that he has
a choice and that his life’s purpose does not have to be to serve the
Corporation.

What I found particularly eye-opening about
Escape From CorpWorld is that this world and way of living is not as far-fetched as we’d like to think it is. The idea of working to live can so easily become living to
work. Some people in our society spend too much time on their work and not
enough time with their families. Not to mention the rapid growth of technology,
which is very much a part of our lives and our kids’ lives. As I was reading
this incredible book, on an e-reader by the way, I felt like I could be reading
about our future. Jason Srebnick is a great writer. He took this concept and
this world and made it completely real. Not only is the setting frighteningly
credible, but the characters are as well. With so much technology embedded in
our lives, we can easily relate to Aaron, who felt like something was missing
and that he needed to be a husband and father instead of being brainwashed by
corporations and the technological world. In addition to believable characters,
the plot was exciting with a couple of twists and turns, and the writing was
fantastic. I definitely recommend this to anyone interested in a little sci-fi
with a very important message. One thing I will walk away with after reading
this book: while technology has its benefits, we need to read REAL books and
spend as much time as possible with REAL people. Thank you, Jason Srebnick for
writing this amazing, thought-provoking book.


Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
Rating: 5.0 stars

In Escape From CorpWorld by Jason Srebnick, the reader is pulled into a future that does not seem too unrealistic at all. The world is controlled by a handful of corporations that employ most of the people on the planet. Working 17-20 hours a day is normal. Being married to a selected mate and having two test-tube children is also normal. Work happens in office hives, no interaction with other workers is allowed. It's all for the corporations and if you happen to think otherwise, you have to undergo rigorous training sessions (more like brainwashing actually). For one of the billions of mindless human drones, however, life changes when his travel pod crashes. Aaron Cogwell, married, with two children, awakes in a cottage in the forest (that nobody ever visits as it would be a waste of time that could be used to work!). A woman called Mary changes his life for good by introducing him to fruit and vegetables and... to books! Aaron's mind is torn between the new way of life he literally fell into and his obligations towards the cooperation. And then there's his wife and his two children. When Aaron watches children in the forest who are happy and smiling without having to be pumped full of drugs and connected to an E-device, his whole life starts crumbling to pieces. But what will he do?  Escape From CorpWorld by Jason Srebnick is one of the books you can't stop reading - but you also fear getting too close to the end because this means there'd be nothing left to read. When I was close to being through about 90% of the book, I paused and thought: "Oh no, if I continue reading, it'll be over soon." But I had to read on because you couldn't be sure about how it would all end. Escape From CorpWorld is very exciting but also a bit scary - because we already have those huge corporations, too. And don't we already have people who turn into mindless drones, doing nothing but staring at their smartphones or tablets all the time, ignoring the world around them? This book makes you think about the world around you. What would you do if you were in Aaron's situation? This book is a fantastic read - entertaining and thought-provokingly philosophical at the same time.