If this man had a septic cleanse of his brain
Audible has GOT to do a better job with its 'about this book' information. In this book a seventeen year old girl is drugged and sodomized by multiple people - obviously much to the pleasure of the author. As a father of daughters and as a normal human being, I was overhwelmed with horror. Get with it Audible!!! Take some leadership in junk like this!!!! And that's just at the beginning of the book. I felt like I had dragged my imagination through a cesspool for the next two weeks.
Daemon is one of the most unique stories I've ever read. The overall premise and unexpected twists are well done. Also, Jeff Gurner does an excellent job of giving each character their own personality through his narration.
I'm not sure I can compare Daemon to another book. Although, I can say my standards for techno thrillers have definitely increased as a result of this book.
Not to spoil anything, but one of the scenes that takes place at Sobol's mansion is epic. If I had to pick one scene, that would be it. (I know that's vague, but I really hate spoilers)
Not emotionally. However, there are many moments that surprise the reader and they're very well done.
Great book! I'm almost finished with the sequel. I highly recommend both books to anyone remotely interested in the genre. Books I've read include, The Hunger Games Trilogy, A Game of Thrones, The Stand, The Ender's Game series and Ender's Shadow series, among others.
Narrator could not save this book
Well can t say how bout all of it
Just bad plot shock does not make entertainment
The story was fast paced and told brilliantly. Plus it was a very new story. What happens when a "pure" autonomous being takes over that doesn't care about you, but cares about the species? That's what Daniel Suarez was throwing in your face. This book set up Freedom nicely.
Tech heavy and it made the government as dirty as it is.
Honestly I think I enjoyed the computer system the most. It was creepy yet angelic if you can believe that.
I think I killed about 3 hours in one sitting and could have easily put away another couple hours.
Seems so pertinent to what's going on and what could be. Characters all had flaws instead of just being super heroes yet you still understood the good they might do. Fascinating how things kept escalating .
You will immediately want to listen to freedom tm which is even better. I have been listening to a lot of supernatural in the past year this was a good change.
This was a great book. One of the best fiction books I've read lately.
The plot was great, especially the first half.
They were all great.
If I could, I would listen to all books in one sitting. But this particular one I put on my phone and listened to every chance I could get, driving, folding laundry, mowing the ayrd, etc...
This was a great book. The technical aspect of this thriller was so accurate it was amazing. I used my spare credit I had to get book two of the duo. Daniel Suarez is a great writer. Once I finish reading/listening to Chris Kyle's "American Sniper" I'm going to check out Suarez's next book, "Freedom." My Wish List is growing fast.
This book is amazingly fun and I marveled at the way the author took so many technologies just a little bit further to make them tactical and strategic weapons in the hands of his villain.
Regarding the performance of the reader he will take some getting used to. Ultimately I enjoyed his rhythm and voices though. He made the actions and reactions of the characters seem like the narrations of a real life news story and that added immensely to the intensity.
As a software engineer professional, I found this techno-thriller to be the only one of it's kind that I've ever read that really seemed to be written by someone who knows how modern computers and networks function. At no point did I think "no, no! That's not how it would work!". I couldn't finish Dan Brown's "Digital Fortress" because of that sort of thing. This was a great listen, and I'm looking forward to starting the sequel ASAP!
Both books from this trilogy was realistic, and almost true to life.
The ending of the the book where the SGT had to make a decision of "yes or no"...!
The book really made you think of today's world and the relevance of what the USA has become.
Yes. I couldn't stop listening. I sat on the couch way too long because I couldn't stop.
Yes. So many twists and turns that i could have never predicted.
Awesome and technically realistic.