good way to relax, heard about on a pod cast decided to check it out loved it
After reading Daemon and Freedom TM this is a great book that continues to be in the technical style and sensibility you'd expect from Suarez. Good read and worth the credit. Jeff Gurner is great as always for the narration.
A MUST READ...!
The two main characters (female anthropologist & group leader) were my favorite characters.
If I had the time I would of listened to this book non stop.
A must read....
Yes. I really enjoy technology based books and Daniel Suarez is the best author out there combining thriller plot lines with tech.
The doctor from the rain forest. She suprised me many times in the book.
He did well developing each of the characters in the book and bring them to life.
I was fascinated and at times scared about where the technology of drone warfare might take us.
Daniel Suarez is the best tech author out there combining thriller plot lines with deep technology setting it in our current times. If you enjoy this book try his first two books also they are fantastic. I look forward to his next book coming out he has not disappointed yet.
An Information Systems Analyst involved in setting up new businesses.
Yes, this is a great book, especially if read before Daniel Suarez's other books Daemon and Freedom TM.
I loved the weaver ant information and references, Suarez always combines entertainment with information.
Jeff Gurner did a great job in the previous books, and has in my view the perfect voice for this book.
I listened to this book over the course of three days and was pretty interested.
This book should have been Suarez's warm-up book, like The Hobbit before Lord of the Rings. If you plan reading all of Saurez's books read this first, as Daemon takes this to the next level.
This book has taken a fair amount of facts and woven a tale of what can happen. The micro copters exist. Swarming is being worked. Insect cultures are understood. And all of this technology is coming together with Moore's law. This book should help trigger the debate on how robots are used and under what conditions, they are made autonomus! read this book and get others to read it...this is closer to today than you think.
I rank Suarez's "Daemon" as one of the best books to come out in years, and was really looking forward to this book. However, instead of the creative, techno savy writing of Daemon, Kill Decision is a techo-military thriller modeling Clancy far too closely. Instead of Clancey's right wing politics, Saurez's left wing paradoxical techno-phobia is laid over the story like... well, a burdensome pheromone. The plot line contains multiple inconsistencies and blatantly artificial devices that distracted from what is certainly an action filled plot.
The overly humane and competent main characters are clever and well connected... except when they need not to be. Two highly improbable ravens serve as organic drone substitutes clearly designed to smooth over plot needs of the moment. There is even the stiffly written obligatory sex scene. Evil characters are the thinnest and least believable of the book. I also failed to really embrace Suarez's almost palpable fear of drone technology itself. I know too many fighter pilots and bomber pilots who did their jobs honorably, but with the unquestioning machine like precision of autonomous drones to really fear these things any more than the existing technology.
Still, even with all that, Suarez does piece together an action packed, albeit inconsistently plotted page turner that delivers some good scenes. The audio narration is excellently done. Here is hoping that in the future he steps away from trying to imitate Clancy, and lightens up a bit, to get back to the originality of books like Daemon.
I am not at all a sci-fi reader, but I do like the works of Daniel Suarez, because it all feels like it could be really happening in the near future.
Suarez continues to take high tech and show the what ifs. His books will entertain and inform. The Boeing announcement shortly after the release of this book were chilling.
i saved a drab colored lizard who thrashed desperately in your makeshift bird bath this morning, around eight. he was beneath your notice.
It's nice to read novels that don't utterly jar my suspension of disbelief by having a poorly researched, errant scrap of technology thrown in. With 'Daemon' and 'Freedom™' and now 'Kill Decision,' Suarez shows truly remarkable knowledge and effective research. His tech is uniformly near-term possible, which makes the stories plausible and engaging. The story in 'Kill Decision' is well crafted, with tension and movement. Also, I discovered a really great place to get Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches while listening to this, so it has that positive association going for it.