This story ties in so much of our current technology into scenarios that are not far fetched. it really makes you wonder if this could really happen and what side of the line you would be on.
This novel is the second in a two-part series - so no point in wasting time. If you liked the first, then you'll like this as well. Nothing is lost. Daniel Suarez continues to deliver. For more info, refer to my review of 'Daemon', the first book in the complement.
It is a common problem in Science Fiction that sequels are not as good as the first because the ability to suspend disbelief of the main out-of-reality components gets stretched thin by extended scrutiny and elaboration. Freedom suffers this fate a bit due to the use of deus ex machina via battle tech and green tech, and its dance on the border of political style conspiracy theories.(mostly leftwing, but he even nods to the black helicopter wingnuts) Both of these problems were foreseeable in Daemon, and Suarez does make some effort to ameliorate them. However, what he really does to make this a 4 star work is to overlay a gripping plot that will not let you go. I finished this in record time for an audiobook, and enjoyed the book tremendously. So while i still like Daemon better, and did not mind the ending at all, this book is a worthy sequel
I loved Daemon so much I had to get Freedom. I have recommended this book to my friends and even people I don't know (chatting in the movie line up). I wouldn't have thought I'd have enjoyed it so much as I am a 55+ female who doesn't play video games.
The story was believable, the the twists and turns kept you guessing who was the villain and who could you trust. Fast pace action and the automation described (don't want to give anything away) was fascinating. Great read with a satisfying ending.
this is one of the best damn scifi books i've ever read. so relevant.
I had to buy this book the second I finished Daemon. I could read books like this everyday.
Sci Fi by only a smidgen; so believable that you look around to make sure it's not already happening. AMAZING
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
The premise and execution are decidedly aimed at a much younger demographic but this story grabbed my attention and kept me listening through both books with rapt anticipation. Ruthless and rather horrific it still seemed quite necessary in the war that has to come to wrest the world away from the unscrupulous powers that be.
The seed purveyors that plague the honest farmers are typical of the misuse of the power of patents and a certain amount of violence will be required to overthrow their power. It's but a small part of the story but it kept things in perspective. The uniting of young people in a game type environment to change a corrupt world is a marvelous idea well executed even if the devices used are murderous. In the end it takes an evil to overcome institutionalized evil and then that evil is stripped of power by the people. Wonderful.
This sequel shines; it is as technologically plausible as the first book was and it was absolutely thrilling. The ending was fantastic and you are left with a proper sense of justice at the finish.
This book brings the story started in Daemon to a close but, somehow I still want to hear more about the daemon darknet.