Wow-great listen-one of my favorites-(note to reader and producer-Lompoc as in Lompoc Federal Correctional Facility is pronouced Lahm-Poke)
I would/will listen again later as I am sure I missed a few details... Very detailed in every respect!
Daemon is a great listen. There are just enough special effects to remind you that it's more than just static text, but not so much as to feel like a radio play.
Although we don't meet him, it's fun to try and imagine the engine behind Matthew Sobol.
Jeff does a good job switching between male and female characters without sounding too campy.
There were more than one occasion when listening to the story overlapped with real life - and listening won!
having an ending !!!!
no one moment
it was a real page turner until the end..it seemed as if the last few pages were torn out....did enjoy it it just needed an ending........
Yes, yes, yes! Daemon has real world possibilities for something like this happening, with cyber warfare a daily occurrence do we really know what is truly happening in cyberspace? I mean when you come to think of it, we are really just 1's and 0's in a system somewhere, everyone of us tracked and watched without even knowing it, or just refusing to believe it could be that invasive.
"One Second After" comes to mind, except it is the opposite of Daemon, played out with the total absence of modern technology, it shows you the frightening consequences of how dependent we are on this industrialized world, and that if someone pulled the plug on everything, you'd better be prepared to make do, or get ready to die.
Great character voice over, distinguishing character voices to provide realism to the characters as he reads the book.
The entire book with especially the climactic ending leading to the sequel moved me, would love to see this made into a big screen blockbuster, though I doubt it could be done with an accurate representation of the true tale!
Yes. The audio edition is well performed and plays out like a movie.
Absolutely! I like to listen to audio books in my car. I found myself sitting in my car listening after I reached my destination. The story skirts the edge of plausibility. You find yourself wondering if this could really happen and ultimately concluding that if not now it would like be possible in the near future.
The performance was excellent. Each character was easily identifiable.
I found myself saying "if only".
Easily one of my favorites.
Warning: slight spoiler alert
This is an entertaining book, but it lost me about halfway through it as the "good guys" continually failed to make any meaningful resistance to the "bad guys." I think the author wants us to start thinking of the "good guys" as mislead and the "bad guys" as the good guys, but it didn't work for me. Instead, the story focuses on "the establishment" feebly and ineffectually against a computer program that generally coerces people to do its bidding against their will. The only servant of the Daemon who seems really excited about working for it is a rapist thief, which seems to me to be about right. I don't buy the cynicism that underlies the book's moral premise either. Having said that, the book was entertaining throughout and I didn't realize I didn't like it until I finished the book. Perhaps I would have liked it better with a different ending where the good guys got in a good blow or two. As it was, any dramatic tension was ruined by the realization that the bad guy always won.
Either this was a bigger story that Suarez had to cut down to this novel, or he bit off more than he could chew. Some great ideas and interesting plot lines here, but I felt he left it unfinished. My criticism is not about some lose ends, but a feeling that the novel was on the cusp of exploring some pretty big ideas, but didn't. Instead the author gave us a monologue at the end that left me unsatisfied.
However, it wasn't all bad. Worth a listen.
Avid listener of fiction of all kinds. On constant search for perfect commuting / running audiobook list.
The great moments where you go...oh...it's a video game for real life. I want to go to there.
Snow Crash and Project Ito Harmony. Same feel of future world, games, gamers, and geeks.
Great voices. Nice to hear the mix. He's a little eerie. In a good way.
Yes. I did. Had moments where I stared at my husband as he was speaking and thought: "I could be listening to Daemon right now".
Read it. And then go get Freedom (sequel) RIGHT AWAY. I did.
I have already told my son he should listen to this book. The story is very good and all the technology in it is technically possible in today's world.
Yes, I never knew what the daemon's objective was. I also didn't know what fate awaited all the characters
A tech-mare you won't wake up from!
Great book. I can't wait to listen to the next one. Though, that's because Daemon is a little cliffhangery. I appreciate leaving the door open to the next story, but I wish there had been a little more wrap-up so I didn't feel compelled to immediately go to the next book to have a fulfilling enough conclusion.