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  • Influx

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3442)
    Performance
    (3154)
    Story
    (3163)

    Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: A device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics - the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring.

    Sterling Okura says: "Entertaining Physics SciFi"
    "Don't give up on this book!!"
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    I loved all of Daniel Suarez's previous books. They were brilliant techno-thrillers based on technologies that are not far removed from reality. Anyone who enjoyed "Daemon" now looks at Google Glass from a different perspective. He's a brilliant author. That's why I was worried when "Influx" was too techie for me, a 30-year veteran of the high-tech industry. Suarez introduces the technology in his story with a degree of accuracy and information that can overwhelm the casual reader or listener. DO NOT LET THIS TURN YOU AWAY!

    Very quickly, the engineering lesson is over and a first-rate thriller emerges. This is a very entertaining story if you can get past the initial lecture. I feel this story will not be as popular as his previous books because some people will be turned off by first few chapters. That's too bad, because "Influx" has all of the brilliance we've come to expect from Daniel Suarez.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1233)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous fa├žade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Sires says: "Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader"
    "Enjoyable, but definitely written for women"
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    After listening to Just One Damned Thing After Another, I recommended it to my wife. It sets up what might be a good series that I believe she'll enjoy. The story is action-packed and fast-paced. There are few, if any, dull moments. I enjoyed this book and I recommend it, though I think it's appeal to male listeners will be limited. Still, those that stay with it until the end can recommend it with confidence to the women in their lives. I will be checking out the next book soon to see if that perception changes as the characters evolve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scare Me

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Parker
    • Narrated By Rupert Holliday-Evans
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    When did you last Google yourself? Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this. When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he has never seen before. In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place. Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.

    Jill says: "Slow Goer"
    ""Scare Me" didn't. No suspense, just violence"
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    Scare Me is a dreadful story that wastes a pretty decent performance by the reader. The plot is highly contrived. The violence is needlessly graphic. There are major characters in the book who serve no purpose in the storyline. The international scope of the story is absurd since there is no hint of where the characters would acquire the resources to travel about as they do. The ending is so unsatisfying that it hints of a sequel in the works. Of course, I have absolutely no desire to read a sequel should one come out, so that's pointless too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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