Mr. Suarez once again weaves technological advances into this thriller, but keeps things much more grounded in today's technical advances and challenges. This story features two main characters who could represent the first in a very successful series. If you like Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Brad Taylor, the characters and action should be to your liking. This is the first narration I have heard by Mr. Gurner, he strives (and mostly succeeds) in bringing nuance to each character he narrates. On occasion, it seemed he did not quite bring the same accent to a known character. Overall, I found him to be engaging as a narrator. If you are a fan of Suarez, this book will surely please, if you have tried his previous work and did not find it to your liking, I encourage you to give Kill Decision a try - I expect you will be pleasantly surprised
Sure, there's some action in the book. Definitely. And hi-tech gear, and explosions. But not enough to make me care about the characters, especially when they are doing pretty outrageous stuff. Not sure what I expected, but it did not live up to all the rave reviews it received.
I'm a apocalyptic story fanatic...maybe that's why I prep. I've read to0 many end of the world as you know it books.
He's great...no complaints
I liked Daemon and Freedom. This started off good but went into silliness. By the end I only listened because I didn't have anything else to listen to. I like believable stories. Though I have to admit Freedom became a bit unbelievable also. This more so...
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
A great story about a small elite special forces strike group that takes on the well connected and well financed forces of high tech evil.
What I enjoy most about this and other Suarez books is this author's extremely cynical view of the people manipulating power behind the scenes in America, and how advances in technology could give unscrupulous elites the means to eliminate American democracy. It really makes you look at current events in a whole new light.
I'm a high school English teacher, partner, mom, daughter, sister, and adventurer.
high tech, thought provoking, action story
Daemon & Freedom - same author.. same reader.... same foundation of technological advancements and a world in which they're used differently.
The beginning scenes of the software development team and the "professor" before she joined "the team"
No.... I just really like thinking about and envisioning how technology may be used in the future and what that might be like.
I appreciate the abundance of research Daniel Suarez does in order to get the details of the science and technology right. If it weren't realistic, I wouldn't be interested. But, it's a great vision into the possible.
I also appreciate his representation of women in strong professions. However, that said, his dialogue is rather staid, forced, and simplistic. The female characters, in particular, are a bit reductive and over dramatized.
This was an interesting listen as well as a fast moving story. I never landed up caring much for the protagonists though. Not sure why. The narrator was excellent. A good buy especially if you like the 'science' in "Science Fiction'
laughing I dont know why I would listen to it again. I know the plot. But it was an interesting story. In fact I plan to listen to Daniel's other stories.
I would say that Daniel Suarez In my opinion came across as a young Tom Clancy and how he wrote early in his career. Very interesting It was hard to tell where today's science ends and the fiction begins.
Jeff Gurner is new to me. But he did a superb narration. His story telling held me till the end. There was no hint of his being bored with the story. Or with a distracting accent. In fact I rarely write reviews. But I was so excited with the story and how it was told. Here I am writing one of my few reviews.
I would say my reaction was a WOW moment. Daniels Suarez attention to detail and story, kept me riveted to listening at every chance I had. I have to hear his other stories.. As a fan of Drone tech. he has a interesting note that we are not alone in the drone technology.
Not like the daemon series. Characters were not at all interesting, more of the same stuff without the interesting character development. I don't understand how this book gets an average of 4.3 - I did however love the Daemon books I hope the author continues with that series.
Husband, Dad, Principal, Adjunct prof, RC Deacon, radio co-host, story teller, NYer, walker, & occasional sipper of fine whisk(e)y,
Absolutely loved the ride! the author is fast paced the story gripping and a little too plausible for my tastes! Jeff Gurner is beyond talented. i heard the Leo Laporte suggested it form another reviewer and I figure I had nothing to lose. I just ordered his previous books, can't wait to get started!