OldDogEyes in CO
Right down my alley... got me thinking about this whole cloud computing movement that we are in today... Great first book Daniel!
I live and work with IT. This book is intriguing and fascinating. From a technical stand point this is a very well written and research book. The technical aspects are very correct in the book with few if any factual errors how things works. I read many books based on technology that have had numerous flaws because of lack of knowledge or understand about the networking and computer technology how it works. But this is not the case with this book. There are of course some aspects that might not be plausible today but they are not far off what could be achieved so as a tech specialist this was fun read. I loved this book the story is intense and it was hard for me to put down this book. Narration is very good (at times reading slightly to fast) with great sound effects. I would recommend this book highly. Already downloading the next book and hope to see more from this author.
Huge fan of snow crash and the traveler and other, but this book reminds me of the original star trek.....futuristic subject matter but like Aesop's fables the map can be overlaid today with real insight. Cannot wait for the sequel...and yes a HUGE disappointment when it ended.......BUT I WILL WAIT.....hey Audible where is his first book.....if as good as this one lets get it here.
Set in a day after tommorrow setting Daemon Like Snow Crash and The Traveler before it paints a familar picture filled with modern and next-gen technology. The productions use a single narrator who is supplemented by a computerized voice when speaking for the titular Daemon. The story not without it's problem which don't detract from the plot is fast moving and leaves a backdoor for the future volume which hopefully will resolve the tale.
This book managed to keep my attention the entire time I listened to it. I also loved the narrator and sound effects. One of the best books I have listened to in awhile.
The beginning of the book is fantastic and very compelling. As it continues it looses luster, and the whole concept of the novel seems ridiculous (super smart AI unleashed by a dead guy to rule the world). I thought this was initially a hook, and that there would be an explanation or twist... nope. 10 hours I'm going to pull the plug.
I, too, did not like the end of this book, I thought maybe I hadn't downloaded the whole thing!! but having said that..it was a great read, and I enjoyed the reader. Not being very technical, and not playing computer games didn't matter, I didn't feel left out of that, still a good book. Abrupt end, but wouldn't keep me from recommending it.
The writing is so well crafted that it is easy to forget that Suarez is an IT professional and not a novelist. His story is brilliant. It almost seems, however, that while the first half of the book was compellingly driven by the story, the second half was driven by the need to get it done. In this second half, while the writing remains competent, the story loses its edge. Nevertheless, it is a good listen and I would recommend it to friends except those who are completely non-geekly. As usual with products from audible.com, the production values of the recording are quite good.
I was pretty impressed that being a geek I could appreciate the authenticity of the technology used in the book only mildly dumbed down for general consumption. A good story and a good balance to the geek community.