No. Not because it was bad, but even as a member of the middle class that this book was about, I was bored.
How do you make economics enjoyable?
Bad question, this is non-fiction.
Yes, but I wouldn't listen again.
I couldn't put this book down. The story was just pulling me along and I was a very willing participant. Unlike some overly bloated overly long books, every bit of this book felt needed and included in the main story. I didn't think any of it could be left out. That's how every story should be.
Justin Cronin has an excellent writing style for this type of story. I love how the beginning of the book tells parts of the story through emails from the characters, and later in the story it's told from journal entries, and other techniques like this. For me it really helped the story become real when a character's email or journal entries are being read, and I can't really explain it more than that. He makes excellent use of these narrative devices.
I thought Scott Brick's narration was almost hypnotic in parts, and I wouldn't replace him with anyone else. He brings the story to life!
At times, yes, although with a book of this length you do have to give your brain a break every so often to absorb the story and keep your interest.
Absolutely. This is a look into Anonymous as deep as I've ever experienced back in its heyday when things were actually getting done of consequence. Whether you agree with Anonymous or not, the story is fascinating and engrossing as you get a fully fleshed out narrative of how things happened inside the collective.
Topiary. I love his personality and relate to him most of all as I am not a terribly skilled hacker, but do support the Anonymous ideals.
Abby did a fantastic job of relaying the story and capturing the emotions likely behind the words in an IRC chat room.
As with Daemon, the choice of Jeff Gurner to narrate this book is perfect, and the production value is wonderful. That and once again the technology used in this story is so believable because it's all real and possible today!
When listening to Jeff read this book, I can see the characters just as surely as I was watching them in a movie (which needs to happen by the way...come on hollywood!!). Jeff is a talented actor and really brings this story to life much much better than my own imagination could when reading to myself.
There were many things in this story that I long to happen in real life. How amazing would it be to be able to build a fully functional world wide darknet that exists within but totally independent of surrounding society? How Utopian would it be to have communities working towards the common good using clean energy and building fully functional independent "holen's"? In so may ways on so many levels, I see in this story the world I would love to live in. Too bad I probably won't see it come to pass in my lifetime.
In replacing our modern way of life and creating a new way of life for people on the darknet, there are natural political tensions that are brought up in this book. The author does a good job not being preachy, but does show that there are many better ways for a society to live and sustain itself other than the corrupted ways we live dictated by money grubbing corporations.
I had read this book before and it was great getting to enjoy it in the audible format.
Yes, it's a great story, and it really never gets dry like some legal thrillers do.
Frank Muller is great in any book or story!!
Reboot (because a film has already been made of this book)
Yes. It's encouraging to remind us in all walks of life, not always just our own, why and how God loves us so much that he sent his son to die and be raised for us to be with Him.
It's faithful to scripture and seems to capture the heart of our loving father in many ways.
His voice. Anyone who has heard Mark preach knows he has his own way of saying things.
An encouraging book for Christian and non-Christian alike in all walks of life.
I have to say this has to be the best techno-thriller in book or movie form I've ever had the enjoyment to come across. The willful decision by the author to make the technology used in the story realistic makes the story even better. Any time you can make something wild and crazy and almost "unbelievable" and then make it believable by tieing it to real life, you're just going to draw your audience in even further. For me in particular especially as an IT professional and an avid gamer, this was almost a wet dream. And the beauty of it is, the author doesn't require you to already understand those things to enjoy the story, as it's told in a clear way without alienating the "outsider" to such things.
Jeff Gurner does an amazing job on all of Daniel's books, and of course this one is no different. I love the way he reads, and makes the story better for it instead of being a distraction.
I hope Daniel keeps writing books for many years to come. I've read all he's come out with so far, and he never disappoints. Also, this book would make a KILLER movie...get on it Hollywood!
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