Finder weaves an extremely ingenious plot. His story telling ability is unprecedented. His way with dialog and reparte is very entrhalling. He uses gratuitous profanity and that is distracting from the depth of his characters. It would help so much to develop his charactoers more without the use of the "f" word so much. This book is more of a 3.5 with "f" word usage and close to a 5 without.
I am an avid listener of audio books and particularly interested in thrillers. I read many of the positive reviews on "Paranoia" and purchased it. All I can say is that it is painfully bad. The constant belaboring of irrelevant details (was there no editor?), the episodes comprising the plot become laughable (caught, caught, caught again but still trusted.) According to reviews it has a great ending. I can't wait to get there.
I decided to try out this book because I am a Scott Brick junkie.
So yes, there are parts of this book that are... say, a wee-bit unbelievable. I'll call it "Hollywood-movie reality." :) In fact, I could easily see this book headlining at my local theater.
If you can get past this small hiccup, you've got a great, entertaining listen. With some great plot twists - right up to the very end. Scott Brick is his usual brilliant self - although I must admit that I found his voice to be a little old for the main charater. Still, I give this book a solid 4/5.
I really enjoyed this book. I am in a high tech field and found the plot especially fascinating. I loved the comparisons to the spy culture. I don't want to give anything away so just get it and enjoy the ride.
I enjoyed this book very much it was a fun "read" and held my interest. The narrator was very good. Right up to the minute suspense. Well worth your time.
I chose this book because of the great reviews. When I listened to it, I liked the story narration, the clever dialog and the initial premise. I thought I was listening to a 5-star book. However, as the story continued, it departed from believability and I found the main character who is very smart, doing dumb things and not what would be obvious to me or anyone else. I kept listening for the great ending I thought was coming. Then came the ending, which was a really Big Disappointment. The author could have done so much with the story at the end, but turned it into a corporation bashing piece of unbelievable fiction.
Great story, great pace. You don't have to know anything about the industry to be intrigued by the situation the main character finds himself in. I highly recommend this book.
Corporate espionage is interesting! The title is kind of lame, but apt. This was an engrossing tale, well told, with enough turns to keep you interested. Well read by (I believe) Scott Brick, as always. There is the obligatory love interest but it's not overdone or corny and it's completely relevant. I'm going to look for more titles by this author.