If you are a gamer (as in video, xbox, etc.) then you'll recognize Amped as another word for Augs (Augmented) in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Same basic plot - humans with augmented robotic abilities are shunned by a purist society, both of whose sides have fuzzy motives. The protagonist is alternately brave and wimpy and some characters sort of run together. If your're looking for a story in this "genre" you're better to play Deus Ex in "Story Mode" this book. The narrator, however, was quite excellent, bringing interest and some life to the characters. Also, for my fellow gamers out there - this is not about snowboarding (grin).
More suited for young adults or even pre-teens.
The reader was too earnest and with too much inflection in the voice. He was over acting the parts.
all of them. :-)
What a great story our science and science fiction come together to make a great story. Other understands very prejudice against the unknown. and has a better understanding against good versus evil. It was nice to see that there're still bigots in the world and they cannot change your mind.
this book will become a movie some day. its not far off from the path we are going down
Fast-moving, tight, somewat predictable.
Yes, was hard to stop listening when driving.
A little predictable, but a good story, well read and kept my attention.
This story may have been drafted by someone with a good imagination, but certainly not a good writer. It's tolerable if you just want a good premise ... but not if you also want characters that you like and care about, feel invested in, grieve for, etc. It was interminably long, and yet there were many holes in the story. Told in the first person, I found I didn't care if our "hero" was writing from the grave. There was just no emotional investment and I trudged through it, finally finishing up by playing it at double speed. This is one of those books that made me regret wasting my credits and/or dollars.
The underlying story has happened more than a few times in history and will happen again.
When you realize we have seen this before and how quickly mankind can be turned against another group of human beings.
Thought provoking, exciting
The overall scenario of a possible future with its ambiguities and moral conflicts
When the protagonist accesses his special attributes
This ranks at the top of the list. I like the combination of technology and eternal issues like discrimination.
Excellent verbal performance. I like it when the voice enhances and doesn't distract. The performer should disappear as you get lost in the story. Robbie does this.
Let me begin by saying how much I enjoyed the author's debut, Robopocalypse. In a sub-genre that has seen a number of treatments of the robot takeover of the world. that novel was more like literature. To make a comparison, if you liked World War Z, then Robopocalypse is nearly as good. That might be why I was disappointed in Wilson's sophomore effort. I expected a story with broader scope and less predictability. Unfortunately, I figured it all out by the middle of the book, which means the story never truly pulled me in. I gave it three stars because some of the characters were interesting and the premise was at least interesting. Sadly, the execution wasn't.