Yes. I rarely replay, but I think technical details will be even more meaningful the second time around.
This was my first.
Jeff Gurner's performance was spot-on! He gave the hero and his team unique, appropriate and vivid voices. I could not have imagined those accents on my own. Absolutely no complaints on performance!
The Next World War is Here.
Good premise but I didn't find any memorable twists or turns to speak of. It was only mildly suspenseful.
This wasn't a terrible book but it wasn't Daemon. Some of the characters are bit annoying. I didn't connect with McKinney. Some of the most entertaining characters are killed off very early. Also, the book seemed to take a long time to develop any rhythm.
Increase the pace and (SPOILER ALERT) keep the Stanford team alive a bit longer. They seemed interesting.
Gurner is a class act when it comes to narrating.
Yes. If you like techno-thrillers that get a bit too crazy. If you liked "Swarm" you'll like this.
I was a huge fan of Daniel's first 2 books, when I checked and saw he had another book out I was excited to download it. It is, like the last a techno thriller, and the technology involved in the storyline of this book is very good as well. Unfortunately the characters in this book never develop the chemistry as people like Suarez was able to create in the past, they just exist as props to work a storyline around and the book falls flat because of that. The story moves a bit over the top as well and that with the flat dialog dropped the rating of this book. I did want to like this book but I have to say it just did not happen. If you are a big Suarez fan, then you should take a chance on this story, if you have not read any of Suarez's books in the past start with the first two, which are excellent and then decide if you want to take a chance on this effort, which falls well short of the first two.
Good story . .unfortunately the reader made the female lead sound like a whiney 17 year old. His men's voice were either goofy or gruff. . .This would probably be a lot better with a different reader. . . at times I felt like I was listening to a book written for very young adults.
When a parachute is deployed, the passenger does not shoot up. Only in relation to another free-faller does it appear so.
Now then -- back to the book. To me as credible as can be, and Jeff's reading -- unsurpassable.
What a mind. As a child I think Daniel Suarez must have spent a long time watching his ant farm and it stayed with him until now. Creative, inventive and thrilling.
I would consider them equal. I listened to / read the book using Whispersync for Audio: starting the book by listening and finishing the book on my Kindle. They were both great.
His subtle use of voices and characterisations truly made each character unique and he brought the book to life without it sounding like a radio production.
I like to listen to audio books whilst mountain biking.
Dan Suarez creates stories in which he imagines technology that's a little more than one step ahead of where it is today in 2012 (a statement like that needs a time stamp!).
This book follows on from earlier work, depicting a frightening abuse of a new technology. Today many countries have drone programs including Iran, and groups like Hamas. Very few Americans care when a US drone missile wipes out a terrorist and his family. It's about "bad guys" and it's a new warfare, detached, remote, fire and forget. Suarez takes this paradigm and turns it around, forcing us to consider how we'd feel being on the end of those missiles.
The plot and storyline are superb, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as Daemon and Freedom, Inc. For me it boils down to the "John Wayne" dialog, and the perpetually astonished female protagonist. I think the author can do better. The dialog started to really annoy me and became reflexive reaction as the book progressed.
That said, I really did enjoy this work and recommend it wholeheartedly. Dan Suarez embraces and extends the genre created by Clancy and Larry Bond in the 80s. Looking forward to the next one.