Definitely. In this book, as in his book "The Windup Girl", the author has a very interesting take on the future...one that is believable and not out of the realm of possibility (for the most part).
The half-man Tool. I really liked this character because he was hard-edged on the one hand, but also was intelligent and trying to break out of the stereotypical role of his people in society.
This is the first book I've heard Joshua Swanson read and I thought he did a superb job. As we all know, the narrator can make or break an audiobook and Swanson definitely made this one with his outstanding voices and style of reading.
I've been a Ted Bell fan for quite a while now and I've read all the Alex Hawke novels. They are all kind of "over-the-top" far-fetched in some ways, but hey that's part of the fun of this series. Phantom is no different and is exactly what you would come to expect from this series. I think Bell addresses the important issue of cyber-security in this novel, although working in the information security field myself, I found some of the logic regarding the main antogonist a little hard to swallow. But setting this aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I have the others in this series.
I think what I liked best is Bell's attempt to address an important not to mention very real threat of the day, cyber-security.
First, I can't say enough good things about John Shea. He is one of my favorite performers, absolutely grade A fabulous. I love how he performs all the characters, but I especially like Stokely Jones.
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