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Crux | [Ramez Naam]

Crux

Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place. In the USA, the freedom fighters of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President and his allies. The first blows in the war between human and post-human have been struck.
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Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place. In the USA, the freedom fighters of the Post-Human Liberation Front use Nexus to turn men and women into human time bombs aimed at the President and his allies. The first blows in the war between human and post-human have been struck.

©2013 Ramez Naam (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Robert East Perth, Australia 09-29-13
    Robert East Perth, Australia 09-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awsome listen about the birth of post humanity"
    If you could sum up Crux in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, mindstretching, humanitarian


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Feng - likeable in a normal way... self depreciating with no ideological agenda


    What about Mikael Naramore’s performance did you like?

    Nice mellow voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me think about issues that I hadn't thought about much before.


    Any additional comments?

    the book was a good antidote against self righteousness, hubris and intolerance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Freeman SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 06-01-14
    Freeman SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I couldn't love the premise anymore, but…"

    I found myself a little bored at times with this and nexus. there is definitely the set up for a third book, but I'm not sure I will listen to it. there were great parts to this book, but there was a lot of flat and boring parts too. I thought this was going to be a book that I enjoyed re-listening to, but I won't be.
    nonetheless, it is a very interesting concept.

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    Denyse Riverside, CA 03-05-14
    Denyse Riverside, CA 03-05-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Violent"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There was too much violence and too many gruesome details of torture and death.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Robert J Sawyer is a much more pleasant read.


    Did Crux inspire you to do anything?

    I had to find something happy to read every time I put that book down.


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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 02-28-14
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Amazing. Great Part 2. Blows You Away"

    Loved it. Intense. Almost non-stop action and fight scenes. Great characters. An imagination that most be genius. A future conflict betweens humans and transhumance that will happen if the human race survives long enough. Loved it. Can't wait till next part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. L. Turner Provo, Utah, United States 02-04-14
    C. L. Turner Provo, Utah, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Just a lot overwritten"

    I enjoyed the first book. Nexus was Naam's first novel, so there was an energy there and I liked it. This book just turned me off. Overwritten, seemed a bit rushed (on the editing) and just kind of beat you over the head. I couldn't finish it and will return this if I can.

    The performance of Mikael Naramore is a bit over the top too. The screams...ohh, the screams.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ceasar Spring, Texas, United States 01-21-14
    Ceasar Spring, Texas, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2013

    Hello world!

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    "What i expected, and then some!"
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    Im not really good at reviews but I can say a few things. The story blended well with the first book, and took turns that I didn't expect. I was excited to read this and I was happy that I did. Its nice to read a story with such complicated ideas in it. I patiently wait for more from this author.

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    andrew Te Puke, New Zealand 11-10-13
    andrew Te Puke, New Zealand 11-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Changed narrator not bad at all.."
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    Luke Daniels is a fine narrator but the change to Mikael Naramore is not a terrible as one reviewer claims. I was neaarly put off from listening by the negative review given to the reader but are glad I ignored his review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan SF Bay Area, United States 11-08-13
    Dan SF Bay Area, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Potential Buried in Brutality"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The theme of this book is very relevant. We are rapidly approaching a time when technology will penetrate our physical defenses. You actually see stories in the news now about sending thoughts across country via the internet. Well this book rightly points out the downside potential. Namely, the id (as in the movie Forbidden Planet). But the author get's so wrapped up in describing act of cruelty, that I couldn't recommend this book. For as I'm concerned, he wasted a good opportunity.


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    Michael Seattle, WA, United States 10-21-13
    Michael Seattle, WA, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow. What a ride."
    What made the experience of listening to Crux the most enjoyable?

    Great pacing! In this story, the MacGuffin keeps everybody running from the start. At no point was there a long drawn out explanation of the technology being used. He tells you what you need to know, then keeps the story moving. It does kinda leave you with a Empire Strike Back ending. Now I have to wait for the next one!


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    Kenneth Lancaster, PA, United States 10-09-13
    Kenneth Lancaster, PA, United States 10-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Performance not a reading"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader actually screams when the character he is reading about screams. His emotional intonations are so exaggerated that I just could not listen to them. For the first time ever I listened to the book at 1.5x. That toned down the emotional outbursts enough so that I could bear it. Maybe the story itself was a bit over the top emotionally but I could not get past the reader.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "The second season of a TV Show that lost its way"
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    I'd enjoyed Nexus enough to give in to the hanging ending and pick up Crux. Some of the pace and imagination had gone. I'm going out on a limb in terms of cultural references here but it felt like the second season of Heroes. The first book had genuinely interesting characters but this tends to fall back on shifting the action to some worn and predictable stereotypes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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