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.
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Amped is a anticlimactic psychological thriller drama type of a story. I think that if you took away the science fiction aspect, this could still be a great exploration of the human condition and how most humans are afraid of what they do not understand. This audiobook really exposes how prejudices can overtake a society and how the oppressed struggle to free themselves. I did however find the audiobook dry, not a lot happening, a lot of scientific jargon that was interesting, but not sure it it was really needed. I did fully enjoy hoe each chapter ended with a snippet of a news flash or article, which really summarized the chapter in case you were unable to follow as I was more than once. After the epic Robopocalypse, I found Amped to be a let down, yet still a great narration of how twisted and cruel humans can be to one another.
Haven't read this in print version.
While I wasn't terribly impressed with the story per se, I find that Daniel Wilson's portrayal of how the masses can be manipulated to be quite relevant to what is happening in our society today in terms of fear mongering by elitist and money powered groups. History is replete with examples of what happens in this story. Regrettably, such history is yet again repeating in my opinion.
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I really expected more from the book the setting for the world is great and the Novel starts off strong. However, it losses steam mid way and just starts to drag. In short is it a BUY, TRY, OR PASS ? I'd say its really a Pass.