Great idea for a story, growing power of online networks with an AI overlord. Keept me turning the pages so to speak. Loved this book of the series. The only problem, and it's a big one, is that this book sets the stage for the great pile of liberal horse hoey that is the sequal.
I too first heard about this author while listening to an interview with Leo Laporte. It was a great introduction to the author and I purchased the audiobook the same day. It was a fantastic listen. I consumed it in just a few days. I could not put it down and I listened to most chapters several times because they were so entertaining and informative.
Besides all that - it was fun to listen to.
I also purchased the 2 other audiobooks available from this author and have recommended them to friends. I am very impressed by this authors work and you will too.
An excellent read / performance of the books.
My favorite app on my android phone is my audible app. I use it everyday.
My final word is about audible.com itself. I am very happy with this company and I have had the most enjoyable time listening to many of their audiobooks these past couple of years. I always loved to read books but listening to them has allowed me to enjoy them even more.
I am currently making my husband listen to this audio book. He works in I.T. and I figured this would be especially entertaining for him. As many have pointed out, you don't have to be a Programmer or Database expert to enjoy this story. You can let the high tech lingo slip on by while enjoying a story that includes a lot of drama and suspense. I can't imagine the research that Daniel Suarez must have endured. I'm glad it was pointed out that this is part 1. So I knew to get Part 2 right away and finish the ride.
Technology run amuck
I like how the plot ran, with characters making decisions for them that were difficult. And what technology could soon do and what some could do with it.
Making characters distinct
When computers think for us.
I had the worst time trying to get through this book. I LOVED Ready Player One. Was hoping for something similar. All I kept thinking was just get to the end. How it is possible to write a book this long and literally end it in the last 10 minutes (talk time)?
Jeff Gurner was the only reason I kept listening to this book. Loved his style.
I know this book had other people giving it glowing comments. I'm just not one of them.
I loved this book! It was exciting, pulse-pounding, techno sci-fi which had a plausible story and good theoretically take place in the not-too-distant future. While their are main characters, there is no major protagonist, so you were constatnly left with the feeling that no character was safe from demise. This is a fun, exciting sci-fi story!
The narration was also outstanding. The voices used were different enough that you knew other characters were speaking, but not so jarring as to remove you from the story.
I look forward to reading more from this author!
I haven't read the print version so I can't really answer this question. The audio version is extremely well performed.
World War Z. I listened to it recently and both are about the end of the world as we know it and creative possibilities.
Each character has its own style and is distinct from the others.
When one of the characters was hurt another helped her and saved her while he went to keep in pursuit of the Daemon's minions.
Tech savvy and very plausible.
A real page turner, very smart and thought provoking.
Absolutely transparent, Gurner's performance was perfect.
If you like graphic depiction of sex acts and pervasive crude and offensive language then this is your book - does audible have a rating program like film - extremely disappointed with this
Not if it has that kind of content