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Freedom (TM) | [Daniel Suarez]

Freedom (TM)

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.
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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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    Ken Island Lake, IL, United States 08-07-12
    Ken Island Lake, IL, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to Freedom (TM) again? Why?

    This is a story I will read again.


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

    This is the best science fiction book I've read since Ringworld


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

    The performance help bring the story more alive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book was hard to put down


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 07-17-12
    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2006

    Geek, Gamer who hates wasting credits.

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    "Fun book BUT you MUST read Daemon 1st"

    Great follow up to Daemon, well read and very interesting vision of US future. This is a techno thriller with balls and terrifyingly plausible. Send your money but only if you have read Daemon.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 06-23-12
    Sarah 06-23-12

    Avid listener of fiction of all kinds. On constant search for perfect commuting / running audiobook list.

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    "Great Follow Up to Daemon"
    What made the experience of listening to Freedom (TM) the most enjoyable?

    That I wanted to go to there. I want to live in that world. Out of great conflict arises great people, of course. Freedom TM uses that.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Freedom (TM)?

    Finally figuring out that TM was part of the title. Audiobook "covers" are so tiny (on an iPod Nano) that I couldn't see that TM.


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    Does voices well enough that you can follow the different characters most of the time without having to re-think who is talking (books aren't always written to be spoken and references to different speakers aren't always obvious).


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

    Creepy moment of torture on Loki. Sheesh. I have to be in my car and vomiting in my car is so not cool.


    Any additional comments?

    Great two books. Suarez did a great job on the next book. The first was so good I immediately listened to this one and it was worth it. Kept me interested to the end. Recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Drewzilla VA 06-21-12
    Drewzilla VA 06-21-12 Member Since 2012

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    "The end is just the beginning"
    If you could sum up Freedom (TM) in three words, what would they be?

    Mind blowing story, this picks up a time after the first book "Daemon" with a new world order spawning inside the dying corporate owned world like a parasite, you soon realize, you are indeed rooting for what in the first book, you thought were the bad guys, but like any revolution, blood is shed to take a foothold for a new beginning, and its kept teetering like a seesaw at you with you never realizing when that next moment will come and which side will truly prevail in the end, and will there be Freedom for all?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Ross, a person caught between worlds, to fight against the one he loves, or desperately try to persuade her to join him in the burgeoning new world taking shape as the old world is swept away.


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

    Excellent voice over work with great accents and differing character voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES, if it weren't for work and family life I could have easily sat in one place listening to the entire storyline.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 06-09-12
    Mark 06-09-12
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    "Love it"
    Would you listen to Freedom (TM) again? Why?

    Only comment: I can't wait for the next one - printed copy comes in July, wondering if audible version will arrive in July too? I'm a techy, so this stuff rocks. Its a great ride!!! Here and there you have to suspend judgement, but to me that's no problem. Like earlier in the series, (warning - minor spoiler alert if you haven't read any of the books!!) Siebeck spends over a year more on death row, treated horribly as well, then later, seems no worse for wear, he just picks up where he left off? On the other hand, the consistent details like well delivered news flash reports with internet hit counts, and the parts about the economics and security institution round tables give a wonderful feeling of "this is really happening". I loved it!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven westfield, NJ, United States 06-02-12
    Steven westfield, NJ, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A big letdown"

    Really loved the first book (Daemon) - the mix of technology and sociology was fascinating. Based on the other reviews, I couldn't wait to listen to Freedom. Unfortunately, I found Freedom to be a big letdown. Not much in the way of any new technology and the political agenda/point of view was over whelming the story. Just didn't do it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CHRISTOPHER Bellaire, TX, United States 05-05-12
    CHRISTOPHER Bellaire, TX, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Geek content solid, action content even better."

    First of all, this is the second book of two in the series. If you haven't read Demon, go back and read that one first. The whole series is fantastic and you really need to get them in order. This book takes off a bit more in terms of sci-fi. The first was just about 100% possible from a computer/tech security standpoint. Since this one is in the future of that one, it is by necessity more speculative. But that doesn't blunt its impact in the least. Without giving too much away, it really turns your perceptions from the first book on their heads. That happens very credibly, the author clearly had a two-book story arc in mind.

    The characters are quite compelling, as is the imaginative storyline. The attention to detail is fascinating as well. For example, the scenes describing real life places like Houston from the first book are accurate enough to please a Houstonian like me. The descriptions of southern California and DC also fit well with reality. I do think the author gets a bit politically preachy... very Occupy Wall Street (even though this book proceeded that movement by years). I happen to agree with that political philosophy, but my more conservative leanings weren't offended either.

    I still have a hard time adjusting to the reader. I swear this guy must come up with movie stars or pop culture characters as models for every voice (tell me the head detective isn't Batman!). Based on his most natural accents, he is clearly very familiar with California. His voices are almost too distinctive. But in the end, I wouldn't change it. It serves the narrative well, especially with the international scope.

    I without question recommend this book for anyone with any interest in technology and action. It handles the geek stuff credibly (In my opinion very rare for Hollywood or mainstream books) but doesn't skimp on the action at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Mars, PA, United States 05-05-12
    Robert Mars, PA, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2006
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    "What a Disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Daniel Suarez and/or Jeff Gurner?

    Narrations was very good. Disappointed with author.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Listening to Michael Connelly now. The Fifth Witness.


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

    NA


    What character would you cut from Freedom (TM)?

    Burn the book. Delete the file.


    Any additional comments?

    I saw glimpses of what was to come in Daemon, but forged ahead anyway. I may yet go back and try to finish Freedom, but only because I don't like being a quitter. However, I also don't like being preached to about what a wreck the world is and being blamed for allowing it along the way. All in a thinly veiled story about a computer program gone mad. Its like the modernized antithesis of "Atlas Shrugged". In the interest of full disclosure, I really enjoyed Atlas Shrugged and am very much a conservative. I don't mind saying that because I recognize that not everyone agrees with my views on things. In summary, while a lot of science fiction is preachy, this one went over the top. If you think that the US government and big business are collectively the source of everything that's wrong in your life you will probably enjoy Daniel Suarez' story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Soonlar Twin Cities, MN 04-23-12
    Soonlar Twin Cities, MN 04-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Awesome! Felt like I was in an RPG"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Freedom (TM) to be better than the print version?

    If you like role playing games or technology that involves artificial intelligence you will enjoy this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 03-02-12
    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 03-02-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "A good continuation of Daemon"

    Daemon was one of the most interesting, detailed, engrossing... just near perfect books I've listened to. Freedom (TM) is a worthy follow up but the story somehow was just didn't suck me in the way Daniel Suarez's first book did. Maybe the freshness of how different Daemon was from other books wore off? I can't recommend this book or the first highly enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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