Truly enjoyed the futuristic view of the society. Totally plausible and believable in 2015. Returned for second "listen" of the 3-book series. Hope Daniel Suarez is busy working on the next trilogy.
Really enjoyed. I'm a 46 yo, father of 4. Loved the story. I have recommended it to friends and biz associates with no disappointments.
Great story, great voice and diction.
Society is full of problems and it seems like few people are doing anything about them. I read this book and feel a sense of longing to be part of the society the Deamon is spawning. The murders are horrible but the change is important.
Daniel Suarez's Daemon attempts to be relevant to our changing technological landscape, but he does so by pushing over the top with techno babble that often feels out of place within the confines of his world. Misogynistic undertones plagued the book, which makes me wonder if Daniel Suarez spends the majority of his time on 4chan.
The first book I couldn't finish in a long time.
Great and mind blowing sci-fi and technology concepts, but characters were a little too "cliche-macho-action-movie" for me.
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This book is a well written unique story without the formulaic plot usually seen in this genre - it's fast moving and well read. I will be continuing with the series and expect to be reading/listening to this again. The book deals heavily with technology and the future of mankind. If your looking for an exciting quasi Sci-Fi/fantasy/ mildly dystopic book - this is a good read for you.
First let me stay, I don't normally read/listen to this genre and I only picked it up due to the number of positive reviews. I must say I am glad I did as it was a fantastic ride.
This book puts a little bit of what-if scenario if a virus (Daemon) that takes over the world by using the data against the organisation.
The book appears to be a commentary on the social structure of the world and how corporations are protected at all costs at the consequence of people suffering. It is a good concept and not one I've seen too much before.
As for the narrator.. Gurner is probably one of the better narrators I've actually heard and one I will look out for in the future.
Also China Miéville, Peter Hamilton, good space-opera, No Zombies, Apocalypses, Women who sigh and go weak at the knees when seeing a man!
So many positive reviews for this title that I am almost sorry to disagree, but I do disagree. I found the book repetitive, overlong, and the ending disappointing. I also fail to see how this makes the science fiction cut. I'd give it a sort-of Sci-Fi at the most generous and thats because of the quality of the VR. I do agree that the narrator was very good. However the best that can be said of the book is that here is an author who obviously sees the dangers in a poorly educated Democratic society in which the government has allowed too many responsibilities to become privatized, and in which said society is service based, (note Sobel's use of the identical hamburger joint's analogy,) and yet technology is the glue holding society together and creating a new wealthy class. I'm not spoiling anything here, that's a vague overview. I do find it highly amusing that some of the same people who love Ayn Rand loved this book. Perhaps they'll get it?