Killer Instinct is another great title by Joseph finder. It follows a lead character who has been getting slightly pushed around until he meets a new friend. Not exactly plausible, this story does a good job at building up the inevitable destruction of a friendship being built on lies and deceit. That being said, it is still a nice ride to watch a young man go from relative obscurity to top of the company. Wouldn't we all like someone working behind the scenes, gathering intelligence and helping us climb the corporate ladder. But once at the top, the person holding the ladder often wants to shake you from it and watch you fall all the way down!!!!! Nice book..unrealistic...but solid
Does not resemble any Grisham I have known and enjoyed. This book was terrible across the board; complete waste of credit!!!
The year is 2074 and technological advancements have led to the creation of the most advanced secondary school in the world. Imagine viewing history in real-time with revolving viewpoints, where you control every aspect and are able to watch the most important events unfold in front of you. Imagine a virtual system that allows you to become an avatar and experience the world as an animal. All things are possible at Cragbridge Hall…
Enter the grandchildren of the school’s founder and inventor of these wondrous technologies and this sets an adolescent struggle to prove you belong. But it doesn’t take long before this desire to measure up against one’s peers turns into an adventure in which failure is not an option and failure to measure up could have catastrophic results.
Very entertaining it’s ability to weave history into the adventure and overall a great fun listen for all those young at heart!!! Highly recommend!
I am a big fan of Joseph Finder ever since I listened to Paranoia (a must listen as well if you have not already done so) and I really enjoyed this title. I enjoyed the narration by Scott Brick, as always and I like Finder's ability to create a "young" corporate thriller that captures the business landscape that many of us find ourselves in. Often times corporate dramas are set in old, dark and dry settings whereas his backdrops effortlessly weave small town America with big money, high stakes corporations. His protagonists are always well developed and likable and leave you rooting for them to pull through. Well done and a must listen!
First off, I love Dean Koontz, but that being said...this book was tough to get through. One of the only titles this past year that I contemplated not finishing. I stay listening in hopes of a great twist or fantastic finish, but was left wondering why I made this purchase. Again, I love Dean Koontz, and was excited about the premise of this story but I would strongly suggest you find another Koontz title (maybe Lightning) or take your chances with another book. I do not recommend this one!
I really enjoy Joseph Finder and his blend of corporate thrillers. Reading the synopsis of this story, I knew going into it, that it did not fit this traditional mold. I thought the story was solid and a decent listen, but nothing spectacular as some of his other titles. If you have extra credits to spend, then give it a shot...but please take it on face value and let's not talk about realism etc. It is after all, a story about a kick butt young suit, taking on a trained group of killers!
I was looking at a couple of time travel titles and stumbled across this short yet witty time travel experience. It provides a rather unique view of time travel and focuses mainly on the characters rather than the technology beyond the phenomena. This book combined humor, religion, holograms etc to weave a rather unique tapestry of an experiment gone wild and in the end was a solid listen. Slightly short however, so you must debate whether you want to use your credit or not!!!
This is a must listen each Holiday Season. I thank audible for offering this title for free during the 2009 Holiday season. Tim Curry does a fantastic job navigating the unique dialogue with energy, charisma and humbug where necessary. May we all have time to reflect each year and to make the appropriate changes to keep us on track. Pick this title up, listen with your family and enjoy a classic by a legendary author and a masterful narrator! Excellent!!!!!
By now, many are familiar with Flash Forward, thanks in part to the television version. This book, being the catalyst for that event, has obvious similarities however, has many distinct differences that would not quite fit a tv series. The main one, without giving much away is that the flashforward gives its viewers a glimpse much further into the future. This allows for much more dramatic differences in the present and the visualized future. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Robert Sawyers ability to explain technology without boring his audience (as I also explained in The Terminal Experiment Review). It was a great listen that at times makes you think about your own life and how it could be changed were you allowed to view what you may become. Also, to what means would you go, to ensure that the vision is not reality and that you still in some way can control your own destiny. Great story, good narrator...check it out for yourself!!!!
Robert J. Sawyer is an excellent author and I applaud his attempt to address a religious notion, using science fiction as this vehicle. I enjoyed the foreword where he describes his reasoning and thought the the idea was very unique. That being said, I think this book treads the middle ground and shouldn't infuriate religious or the completely non-religious individual, but also doesn't inspire either side with any real profundity. It was a good listen, but often times got mottled down with the simplistic conversation of the main character and his alien counterpart. The ending provided a well needed change of pace that made the book a nice pick, but far from outstanding. Worth 1 credit but don't expect to be overly wowed!
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