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.
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Having finished booth DAEMON and FREEDOM, I had definitely become a fan of David Suarez. KIll Decision steps a bit closer to reality than the previous two novels. Following a mysterious man named Odin and his team as they race to stop Drone attacks that are plaguing America. When the team rescues a scientist they discover her research is part of the plot, and they race to stop the attacks. The story moves at a steady pace, and, readers of the previous novels will recognizes plot devices and situations. KIll Decision seems to be the next step ins Daniel Suarez's evolution as a writer, as the plot devices while repeated seem to be more mature. The narrator does a good job and the characters are interesting and familiar , but that doesn't bring the story down. I look forward to the next novel.
Suarez writes an excellent thriller, and this one is every bit as good as Daemon and Freedom, two other books of his that I loved. The story is compelling, cutting-edge, and exciting. The characters are good as well, although their development is a little less the focus than is the plot.
To my mind, though, Gurner's performance of this book was the best part overall. I have never listened to a performance like this, with such clear delineation between characters (male and female, the various accents, ages, etc.) and well-acted segments throughout. The guy is amzaing, and I look forward to listening to him in future.
Overall, if you enjoy a good thriller, this one is a must read (listen). I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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I enjoyed the book but not quite as much as the predecessors. As for the narrator, well it's the same guy. He may be unique but I didn't find it difficult to listen to at all. I thought Daemon and Freedom were wonderful. By comparison, this book is good but did not enthrall me like the others. Worth the credit.
The master of the techno thriller returns in force. I love this guy.
Having worked on unmanned aerial systems its apparent Daniel has too, or has done his research very well. This scenario could actually happen tomorrow. The guy knows his tech.
If you haven't read Daemon and Freedom then you have missed out on an epic story.
I found the subject matter interesting, drones. I fly RC aircraft and after reading this I started thinking about making my own drone. Hopefully not a killer swarm.
I listened to Jeff Gurner before with Daemon and Freedom also by Daniel Suarez. Initially with Daemon I didn't like some of the voice accents. But they grew on me and I got familiar with them. Now, as I listen to the 3rd book, I like it.
I think its a great book. It would be hard to make it a good movie, where do you start to strip out detail, its all good.