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Brian

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  • The Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (850)
    Performance
    (775)
    Story
    (785)

    When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

    Darwin8u says: "A solid, just not great social network dystopia"
    "Terribly over-simplistic."
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    While I can certainly see a niche for this story, I felt that the lack of contrary characters and the broad strokes that paint most of the population did not ring true in any sense. I often caught myself rolling my eyes at some of the subplots and exploits of the heroine. There is a story to be told, but it needs more flesh on its bones, and a much richer view of the human backdrop as opposed to the mindless sheep it purports us all to be.

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