I picked up Kill Decision largely because I am a fan of Daniel Suarez's previous two books. All three books are - to borrow a phrase - Plausible. Thats the scary part about this book. If someone were to engineer flying drones or reverse engineer our own drones and use them against us - it could and probably would have nasty consequences. This book is well written, very well read and many of the facts check out. Personally I think it would be an excellent movie as well - but perhaps its a little too accurate. If you like modern day thrillers - this is for you. Its not science fiction - its almost science fact.
I have read Daniel Suarez's other books so when Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson mentioned it on Security Now, I had to pick it up immediately. Excellent theme, excellent details, very exciting!
Yes if they have a credit to kill and some interest in Drones
The most was the information on ant's.
battle in the desert and safe house.
This book was set up to be a series. I would hope the next book is a little less main stream and a little edgy.
This book was a little soft comp aired to the other Daniel Suarez books. The information was good but it did not develop into a hard hitting tech novel. It is good but seemed more like a Clive Cussler story, which again is not bad just not a solid as his other work.
great book. Action packed and kept my attention, which was bad for times when I was driving the car. The first part was very techy-heavy but I just tuned that part out.
Just get Daemon, Freedom, and Kill decision and pig out on the science and scary shadow government buffet! Bon Appetite!
The narrator was terrific as he knew how to change the pitch and tone from character to character. Odin was my favorite character in the story especially when you found he had a soft side despite hs violent life. Definatley one of the best heroes I've ever read and I feel like I know this guy!
The woman studing insect behavoir was facinating. Then the drones based on her work had be wanting more, more! So the minute Suarez finishes the sequal I will jump on it and finally find out who the hell is behind this evil plot. Hurry up Daniel, don't make me come down there!
The narrator was terrific as he knew how to change the pitch and tone from character to character.
That would be a spoiler so I won't comment.....ok ok it was when they found the tanker crawling with thousands on the automatomic drones.
No, just get it.
Jeff Gurner does a fabulous bit of narration for Daniel Suarez' 3rd novel. As in the first two the technology is believable and plausible (and current). This could happen! is the feeling you get while listening. If you haven't listened to Suarez' previous novels, give them a try. All three are "page turners" (or "sit in your car and be late for work" listens).
Kill Decision is frighteningly relevant. DS has a way of plugging into what I believe philosophically, politically and culturally. I've never found his characters shallow or flat, they have depth and texture. And the technology, the potential for use and misuse ... It's out there. DS is my number 1 author and Jeff Gurner is a great voice as reader of these exceptional novels.
The relentnesness of the drones.
The eerie suspense. The fact that he read Daemon and FreedomTM gives a kind of continuity.
This is the first audiobook I've listened to, so my review is biased by impressions of the narrator and new experience with the format.
Daniel Suarez goes into a lot of environmental, contextual and technical detail which makes the comparison with Tom Clancy credible. I found the level of detail useful from the perspective of picturing the scenes (easier when you have your eyes closed while listening to the book) and also from an interest in technology, and military tactics and hardware.
I enjoyed Kill Decision and will definitely be reading Daniel Suarez's other books, although I think I will try a written version next for comparison. I found that the male narrator made one of the lead characters Professor McKenney somewhat unlikeable because of the voice he read her lines in - a problem I wouldn't have had with the written book.