The story really didn't need date rape, decapitation and all the brutal death to be a techno thriller.
Lots of action is one thing, but there was so much over the top extreme action that the story became unconvincing. The scene with Agent Merrit chasing Loki includes what must have been several hundred 'autoM8' autonomous vehicles. How could that have been staged without authorities figuring out that something was about to happen.
Not Daniel Suarez
Found a different author
The idea behind the plot was very good. However, it seems like it wasn't executed as well as I personally felt it could have been.
The story definitely evolved in ways I would not have imagined. Several plot twists.
No extreme reaction. Good book overall.
Why do I read Dan Brown? Because the storyline is so good that I just want to keep going. Daemon is the same way. The dialogue is wooden and to call the characters two-dimensional would be an insult to two-dimensional characters everywhere. The narrator's voices are so overwrought that I kept having to check myself to make sure I wasn't reading a children's novel. But the language and sexual content reminded me that no, in fact this was an adult book. The basic premise is fascinating, and the storyline is compelling. And that's the only thing this book has going for it. If you can skip past some of the sections where characters fire innane dialogue at one another, you might appreciate an innovative plot idea with some twists.
Very impressive! The world Mr Suarez creates is so similar to our own, you'd think this was happening right up the street!
The story is amazing, it's highly intelligent and had me gripped from start to finish. The twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end.
Audible - bringing sanity, mystery, discovery and joy to my commute since 2014.
Only if you like to think, plan, plot and enjoy excitement
Amazing amount of voices
Made me wonder
The best book I've read or heard this year! This intriguing tale has the virtual and real worlds collide with murderous results. The technology described in this story already exists which makes this dystopian novel all the more believable. It is well written and the Audible narration is superb.
Self driving cars and the internet of things are suddenly so much more frightening.
Very enjoyable book and great by the reader.
Fantastic book, and excellent performance by Jeff Gurner. This would have made such a better movie than Ready Player One will!