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Laura

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Orlando, FL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3682)
    Performance
    (3218)
    Story
    (3256)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "HomeRun for Geeks!"
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    I admit it, I am addicted to World of Warcraft and this is what attracted me to this book. Reamde is most definitely a book for geeks BUT also for those who love spy thrillers, stories set in exotic locations, mysteries, big business stories and on and on. The plot twists were many but masterfully handled. I am in awe of the authors ability to keep control of the story line as it wends its way around the globe. The characters were well developed, and there were many to develop, but none came before its time.

    If you like mysteries, thrillers, travel stories, computer lore, stories that help you see how another fellow thinks you will like Reamde.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Infamous

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ace Atkins
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    In July 1933, the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oil­man. He would live to regret it. Kelly was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, and what started clean soon became messy, as two of his partners cut themselves into the action; a determined former Texas Ranger makes tracking Kelly his mission; and Kelly's wife, ever alert to her own self-interests, starts playing both ends against the middle.

    Linda Lou says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "Confused and Random"
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    Couldn't have been more disappointed. The random plot seemed to have been lost almost from the beginning. The wild array of slightly developed characters were difficult to distinguish one from the other. I guess this was written to be a start of a movie script for quick sell. Perhaps the use of pictures would help bring forward clarity of the characters but not sure there is any help for the plot. Lack of plot doesn't seem to stand in the way of many movies these days.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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