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Tim

Bettendorf, IA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Zero Day: A Jeff Aiken Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mark Russinovich
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (763)
    Story
    (768)

    An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events.

    Brian says: "Techno-thriller that gets the tech right"
    "Mildly entertaining at times"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story wasn't very exciting. It was very linear, you knew what was going to happen every step of the way.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Cold Days, by Jim Butcher


    What didn’t you like about Johnny Heller’s performance?

    It was just off a little. I didn't like how he read code sequences. I don't think it's his fault he was probably told to read it that way. There was one point he read hex for 3 minutes straight.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The initial story was interesting at first. About the middle of the way I almost quit listening. I finished it but the ending was not like it could have been.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a good tech thriller check out Daemon by Daniel Suarez, it's 100 times better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Decision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2807)
    Performance
    (2509)
    Story
    (2518)

    Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

    Madeleine says: "What's that droning sound?"
    "Great book, hard to put down"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Kill Decision?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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