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Freedom (TM) Audiobook
Freedom (TM)
Written by: 
Daniel Suarez
Narrated by: 
Jeff Gurner
Freedom (TM) Audiobook

Freedom (TM)

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times best seller Daemon.

In one of the most buzzed-about debuts of 2009, Daniel Suarez introduced a terrifying vision of a new world order, controlled by the Daemon, an insidious computer program unleashed by a hi-tech wunderkind, Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a New York Times and Indie best seller, and left readers hungry for more. Well, more is here, and it's even more gripping than its predecessor.

In the opening chapters of Freedom, the Daemon is firmly in control, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Soon civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, in a brutal wave of violence that becomes known as the Corn Rebellion. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most powerful - though reluctant - operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans toward a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all.

In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

©2010 Penguin; ©2010 Daniel Suarez

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 06-24-14
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 06-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Sequel"

    Because of all the five star glowing reviews, I doubt that my not-so-glowing review will make a difference. But I have mixed feelings about this two book series.
    On one hand, I enjoyed the cautionary tale of our society completely breaking down as a handful of people try to control the world. On the other hand, I needed to care about characters, who they are and what they feel. I got very little of a character study as much as I got a computer/internet lesson. And for the most part, except for a hastily thrown-in, not-quite romance, all the characters were defined by their computer/internet actions.
    And maybe it was just me, but I got very confused as to who was doing what to whom, and who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I kept trying to figure out the Dark Net or the Daemon people or what.
    I did enjoy the Stephen King/Michael Crichton flavor, as well as the cinematic quality like the razorback rider-less motorcycles.
    But the ending felt rushed and left some unresolved characters. Maybe another sequel.

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    Hans Hayward, CA, United States 05-20-14
    Hans Hayward, CA, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2005

    Small business owner, avid reader and listener, occasional writer.

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    "Excellent Finish"

    To often a concluding book in a series or even chapter in an otherwise excellent story is a let down. NOT SO for Freedom TM. Saurez keeps the blistering pace from the first book, Daemon. The characters are true to themselves, no unexpected epiphanies. No moronic plot twists that pop out of a boil from the author's brain. A very well concluded two part story. A rarity in our spoon fed, sugar coated, politically corrected times.

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    stpal001 05-16-14
    stpal001 05-16-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Suarez is my new favorite thriller maker"
    What made the experience of listening to Freedom (TM) the most enjoyable?

    Must tie this review to Daemon. Taken together this was a superb action thriller with a dash of Ayn Rand social commentary thrown in.


    What other book might you compare Freedom (TM) to and why?

    Eye of the Needle is the only thing that comes to mind. Raw, sweeping and unrelenting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Merrit's avatar appeared.


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    MichaelEng Charlotte, NC, USA 04-29-14
    MichaelEng Charlotte, NC, USA 04-29-14 Member Since 2016

    MichaelEng

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    "This Is Probably My Favorite Author In A Long Time"
    If you could sum up Freedom (TM) in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging Thought Provoking


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the good guys were winning and then the bad guys were winning and then the bad guys became the good guys....


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Enjoyable to listen too. Very talented narrator


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    p 04-19-14
    p 04-19-14 Member Since 2014

    A Traveling Listener

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    "I could not put it down!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Freedom (TM) to be better than the print version?

    I read this and the first book of the series. When I began reading the first book I was not too sure that I would enjoy listening. It began slowly. The longer I listened the more involved I became. Then the first book ended and it was like going into withdrawal. I had to buy Freedom immediately to listen to the conclusion. The characters were interesting but the story was haunting. Read the first book first then read this. You will enjoy it if you have any kind of secret techy or geek inside of you.


    What other book might you compare Freedom (TM) to and why?

    I would compare it to a modern "1984." We do not stop to think about the freedoms we are losing in the name of facebook.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Gurner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to Jeff prior to this series - I will look for him. He does a good job of differentiating characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This is not the future - this is happening now.


    Any additional comments?

    I really bought into the possibility of this story. Not a positive take on what we currently call progress.

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    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 03-21-14
    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2013

    Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).

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    "Cybergeddon"

    If you’re not playing the game. The game is playing you.

    A fitting ending the Daemon story. This is in truth a horror novel. Unlike the undead zombies or immortal vampires and urban wizards that are so popular in horror fiction today, this story is horrific because it has the legitimacy of plausibility. Having lived through the dawn of the internet and witnessing its pervasive influence of the lives of people, it is not much of a leap to imagine just such a scenario that this novel puts forth becoming a reality; that makes this very frightening. Thankfully Suarez gifts us with a rousing thriller along with dishing out a look at the future of cyber-terror.

    Lest it seem that this book is depressing let me impress upon you that the threat of cyber-terror is countered with the potential of cyber-altruism. It only takes a short search to discover the vast effort people today put into offering their opinion and knowledge in uncompensated internet postings and web-sites. I, for one, am not as optimistic as some of the characters in this book. I see the not only the people posting free information on the internet, I also see the spammers, mal-ware coders, and virus crackers that infest cyber-space as the best indicator of the way this story would play out in reality. If we had a twisted computer genius bent on fundamentally transforming human society like the Matthew Sobel in this book, the ending would not be happy.

    As with the previous novel in this series, DAEMON, Jeff Gurner is amazing. He makes this sound like an action movie playing in your head. And like a great movie that you watch over and over, I will be listening to this again. Maybe I’ll wait until my computer crashes from the next virus. It won’t be long.

    Here are some related titles in the Cyber-Thriller-SF-Gaming genre you might enjoy:

    READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline.
    TERMINAL EXPERIMENT by Robert J. Sawyer
    SNOWCRASH by Neal Stephenson

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    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 03-01-14
    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2012

    I've been a member since 2003. Can't live without it! I actually have 2 accounts! Awesome that they will return books you don't like!

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    "First book Daemon was waaay beter"

    Ok but really just finished because I loved Daemon & wanted to finish. Worth the credit? Your call........

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    Cindy Torrance, Ca USA 02-17-14
    Cindy Torrance, Ca USA 02-17-14 Member Since 2015

    I'm a high school English teacher, partner, mom, daughter, sister, and adventurer.

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    "Compelling and vivid peak at possible world change"
    What did you love best about Freedom (TM)?

    The use of current technology to launch into visionary tech possibilities.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The use of current technology to launch into visionary tech possibilities.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Gurner – was your favorite?

    John Ross and Laney Price


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Visions of the small communities that embraced the Daemon and were uplifted by communal participation


    Any additional comments?

    I wish some of this were possible as I think it's too easy to feel helpless in our current capitalistic-run state.

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    Mario Cave Creek, AZ, United States 02-12-14
    Mario Cave Creek, AZ, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Of the 400+ books I've listened to...THE BEST!!!"
    If you could sum up Freedom (TM) in three words, what would they be?

    WOW, WOW...WOW!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have a particular favorite.


    What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Life!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    SHOCKINGLY SCARY to realize this is happening in real life!


    Any additional comments?

    THANK YOU DANIEL SUAREZ!!!

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    locrawl 01-20-14
    locrawl 01-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "The series goes out with a bang"
    Would you listen to Freedom (TM) again? Why?

    Yes, it's a very exciting read and keeps you on your toes with excitement and anticipation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The parallels drawn to our modern society. Even though it's all fiction, there's enough there for the reader to see how possible it may be for such a thing to happen, maybe not to such a degree but close enough to get you thinking.


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    Each character had his/her own voice done perfectly, and Jeff was able to switch between them very well. Made it seem like a whole cast was involved.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Some of the events that happened on the Fosin farm and the subsequent city were pretty powerful. Kept me on my toes for a while.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent follow up to the first book, and a perfect ending to an amazing story. Definitely recommend.

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