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I will definitely be buying the next book by Daniel Suarez. I loved this series. Definitely start with the first book, Daemon, because this book builds on it. The overall plot was incredible. It brought in many elements of the "real" world and spun them into the building blocks of a "new" world. Well done! I want more!
I am 66 years old and have over 700 books in my audible library. Daemon was the FIRST book in my entire life I immediately REREAD! I have since reread both books 8 times.....not at all like me, never, ever done this before but the books talk to what is currently broken in our country and what it may take to FIX! What a wake up call. At first I thought some of the things were pure sci fi but after watching a discovery channel program that talked about green lazers to blind opponents and seeing the effect Facebook and Twitter (Darknet in books) have had on public outcry in some countriews, it may not be as big a stretch as once thought. And the moving away from current supply on demand just speaks to the lack of concern our business have for the health of our planet, not to mention the inability to withstand a catastrophy.
BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ......I CHECK MONTHLY FOR ANY MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR!
I have to say, this series goes places I didn't think I would see a modern author's go. In true Sci Fi fashion, Daniel Suarez weaves a compelling tale that serves as a warning for contemporary society. I consider this series the cyber-geek version of Grapes of Wrath (you will probably understand better after reading it). The novels do get a little preachy/explanatory at times, but not enough to lower my score of 5/5 stars.
Freedom (TM) tied all of the loose ends together from the Daemon while keeping the story engaging and interesting. I recommend this audio book not only for its great story but also for how well it is read by Jeff Gurner. He did a great job doing all of characters and giving the story a some comedic timing. Overall I love this book and would recommend it to anyone who like Daemon.
This effort to extend Daemon to it's natural conclusion is admirable in it's scope, and does teach the reader abit more about the rationale behind the DarkNet and it's brilliant founder. Personally I thought the wrap up was abit trite and rushed, but that is a small complaint in the scope of things. Recommended, with the ( obvious ) proviso that you need to read the prequel to make sense of this.
After reading the first book, "Daemon," I complimented the author's subtle indictment of global plutocrats while presenting the daemon as an alternative path. After reading the second book I see my assessment was on the money since the author said the word plutocrat specifically in Freedom.
With this in mind, this book offers much food for thought for those who perceive the current up-channeling of wealth from the poor and middle-class to upper-class elites. The author has clearly given this train of thought some careful consideration and the book addresses it well.
Though the book treats serious social issues with an appropriate seriousness, it is nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable story with loads of fun from start to finish. If I had to make one criticism it would have to be for the one thing the book did that I wish it had not done--it ended at some point. If there were to be just one series in life that never ends, it should be this one.
While certainly nearly on a par with Daemon, falls short in several areas. Development of the characters Loki and his protaganist "the major" was somewhat disappointing - pretty one-dimensional. Loki we want to like but can't, he's too mean-spirited; we understand where he came from, but expect an epiphany for him which never happens. The "major" sort of appears from out of nowhere, and his authenticity as a real entity is too much of a stretch of the imagination. The techie stuff is generally quite good and reasonably accurate, as was the case in Daemon. The culmination of the "Quest" is, in my opinion, the highlight of the story, and clearly leaves an opening for at least a trilogy.
I have only good things to say about this book, exciting, well written, great characters, great dialog, fast paced. If you are considering it you need to read the first in the series "Deamon" to get the most out of this story. And you will like it just as much. This is a great couple of books and I highly recommend them. Oh, and the narrator is fantastic.
This techno thriller was the conclusion to one of the best story I've read in a long time. It keeps the action well paced and has few if any slow moments. The author really did his homework on this book and had some very creative ideas that one day could manifest. Be advised that this is book 2 of 2 for this story and that his book "Daemon" should be read first.