Great execution. Enthralling and the reader was very good as well.
Good introduction to this unfamiliar to me writer. Twists and turns I was not expecting.
A great listen! A bit of a lull just before the middle, but I'm so happy I went back to finish it. The ideas and technology are straight from the tech news headlines and put together in a creative and believable way.
This was an interesting read. The ideas expressed kept me intrigued. I'm not sure where it is going but feel like it is a great start to a series. My only problems with it are: 1) there are a lot of characters to keep with and 2) there doesn't seem to be a clear protagonist or villian. I guess this could be classified as man versus machine story, but instead of one man, it is many and the machine is made up of humans as well. Going to try the next book and see if it lives up to expectations!
Yup, already to #2
Yes, it was something new, with a twist
They were all believably different
"It's not just a game....anymore"
I was totallly into it. I can see why some people might have a hard time following it if you've never played any online games, or PC video games. I was as immersed in the story as some of the characters were in their games. Great thing is, it was a totally plausible.
Very good book, good story, solid technology background. I'm a developer and I enjoyed recognizing possible application of different technology.
The narrator is a bit monotonous, not at the level of a Will Wheaton, but still better than most.
Looking forward to read/listen to the second book :)
The disillusionment of our current system taken to an extreme. The premise is so plausible yet the most improbable and riveting. This is best and most relevant to current day science fiction I have heard. I cant recommend it highly enough!
At points the narrators voice didn't match the content being read. Like when he was quoting email subject lines... It was more comical than I felt was necessary and brought me out of the story a little. Otherwise well executed!!!!
I've been writing software for over twenty years. Most of the books in my collection are science fiction or computer related materials.
Daemon is a killer story. This is a rather geeky story but is extremely good and is one that will make you think about how this actually can happen. The only complaint I have is Daemon is frequently mispronounced. I would LOVE to see a movie made from this and book two: Freedom.
Not all those who wander are lost...
This work easily ranks in my contemporary top 10, probably in my top 5.
There really isn't another "book" to compare this too, its that unique, and entertaining.
Not a thing. Jeff is one of the best audio performers out there.
There were a number of times I laughed, cringed, and thought how scary the future could be if we as a people don't start opening our eyes.
Daniel Suarez in one of our generations great writers. He takes on current and future issues that most people don't even realize exist. He has easily become one of the Top 5 Authors for Richard.
- the characters are poorly defined - they are all similar and almost interchangeable- It is missing a plot! The master plan of the super smart vilain unravels slowly, and it is about to take over the world... for no reason but to do it. - there are scenes completely disconnected of the main storyline, which are disturbingly unnecessary - they shows the characters involved underlight that doesn't help understanding their actions in the main story. - the technological aspect are laughably irrelevant. Not sure if they are too detailled or not enough, but they are as interesting as reading a wifi router manual. That is about it, as if the character in a movie would suddenly stop to explain the audience how a piston engine works, and then continue on driving on a highway. And not even in a fun or novative way. That will just make the book sounds very old in a matter of years...- The action scenes might be appealing in a movie theater, as the audience at least get to watch eye-candies CGI action shots, but in a book, if they don't bring to the story or the character development, they are just easy filler. And Daemon is full of super easy filler. - The most amazing achievement of the Super-vilain is to have managed to erase all sense of humor off the surface of the earth... The book lacks a great dose of second degree humor, and tends to take this whole "end of the world will come from the internet threat" too seriously
- work on the characters - we need to feel attached to someone, or at least something. The focus is on the masterplan of the smart bad guy, and we reach a point of not caring at all if he succeeds or not.
Jeff Gurner delivery and performance is clear and enjoyable.
- the main idea is interesting, and would have deserved a much better story integration