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Kill Decision Audiobook

Kill Decision

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The shocking techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez's status as the heir to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy - a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible vision of the world's near future.

Unmanned weaponized drones already exist: they're widely used by America in our war efforts in the Middle East. In Kill Decision, best-selling author Daniel Suarez takes that fact and the real science behind it one step further, with frightening results.

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets without human intervention.

Together, McKinney and Odin must slow this advance long enough for the world to recognize its destructive power, because for thousands of years the "kill decision" during battle has remained in the hands of humans - and off-loading that responsibility to machines will bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences.

But as forces even McKinney and Odin don't understand begin to gather, and death rains down from above, it may already be too late to save humankind from destruction at the hands of our own technology.

©2012 Daniel Suarez (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 11-06-12
    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Daniel Suarez is like Dan Brown! = Awsome!"

    Just get Daemon, Freedom, and Kill decision and pig out on the science and scary shadow government buffet! Bon Appetite!

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    kelly 11-03-12
    kelly 11-03-12
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    "I loved this cutting edge technology story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Kill Decision the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was terrific as he knew how to change the pitch and tone from character to character. Odin was my favorite character in the story especially when you found he had a soft side despite hs violent life. Definatley one of the best heroes I've ever read and I feel like I know this guy!


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

    The woman studing insect behavoir was facinating. Then the drones based on her work had be wanting more, more! So the minute Suarez finishes the sequal I will jump on it and finally find out who the hell is behind this evil plot. Hurry up Daniel, don't make me come down there!


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

    The narrator was terrific as he knew how to change the pitch and tone from character to character.


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

    That would be a spoiler so I won't comment.....ok ok it was when they found the tanker crawling with thousands on the automatomic drones.


    Any additional comments?

    No, just get it.

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    Rik San Diego, CA, United States 11-01-12
    Rik San Diego, CA, United States 11-01-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertainment non-stop!"

    Jeff Gurner does a fabulous bit of narration for Daniel Suarez' 3rd novel. As in the first two the technology is believable and plausible (and current). This could happen! is the feeling you get while listening. If you haven't listened to Suarez' previous novels, give them a try. All three are "page turners" (or "sit in your car and be late for work" listens).

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    Carol 11-01-12
    Carol 11-01-12
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    "Another amazing listen!"
    Where does Kill Decision rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kill Decision is frighteningly relevant. DS has a way of plugging into what I believe philosophically, politically and culturally. I've never found his characters shallow or flat, they have depth and texture. And the technology, the potential for use and misuse ... It's out there. DS is my number 1 author and Jeff Gurner is a great voice as reader of these exceptional novels.


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    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 10-31-12
    Rolwin San Jose, CA, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Technology meets suspense"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The relentnesness of the drones.


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

    The eerie suspense. The fact that he read Daemon and FreedomTM gives a kind of continuity.


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    Nathanael Coyne (Boehm) Canberra, Australia 10-24-12
    Nathanael Coyne (Boehm) Canberra, Australia 10-24-12
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    "Enjoyable for my first audiobook experience"

    This is the first audiobook I've listened to, so my review is biased by impressions of the narrator and new experience with the format.

    Daniel Suarez goes into a lot of environmental, contextual and technical detail which makes the comparison with Tom Clancy credible. I found the level of detail useful from the perspective of picturing the scenes (easier when you have your eyes closed while listening to the book) and also from an interest in technology, and military tactics and hardware.

    I enjoyed Kill Decision and will definitely be reading Daniel Suarez's other books, although I think I will try a written version next for comparison. I found that the male narrator made one of the lead characters Professor McKenney somewhat unlikeable because of the voice he read her lines in - a problem I wouldn't have had with the written book.

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    Norman728 philadelphia, PA, United States 10-23-12
    Norman728 philadelphia, PA, United States 10-23-12 Member Since 2014

    Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)

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    "The Next Great Step In An Great Author's Career."

    Having finished booth DAEMON and FREEDOM, I had definitely become a fan of David Suarez. KIll Decision steps a bit closer to reality than the previous two novels. Following a mysterious man named Odin and his team as they race to stop Drone attacks that are plaguing America. When the team rescues a scientist they discover her research is part of the plot, and they race to stop the attacks. The story moves at a steady pace, and, readers of the previous novels will recognizes plot devices and situations. KIll Decision seems to be the next step ins Daniel Suarez's evolution as a writer, as the plot devices while repeated seem to be more mature. The narrator does a good job and the characters are interesting and familiar , but that doesn't bring the story down. I look forward to the next novel.

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    Baelor Targaryen 10-20-12 Listener Since 2004

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    "Fantastic!"
    Any additional comments?

    Suarez writes an excellent thriller, and this one is every bit as good as Daemon and Freedom, two other books of his that I loved. The story is compelling, cutting-edge, and exciting. The characters are good as well, although their development is a little less the focus than is the plot.

    To my mind, though, Gurner's performance of this book was the best part overall. I have never listened to a performance like this, with such clear delineation between characters (male and female, the various accents, ages, etc.) and well-acted segments throughout. The guy is amzaing, and I look forward to listening to him in future.

    Overall, if you enjoy a good thriller, this one is a must read (listen). I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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    Mike SE US 10-19-12
    Mike SE US 10-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Just a poster

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    "almost as good as daemon and freedom"

    I enjoyed the book but not quite as much as the predecessors. As for the narrator, well it's the same guy. He may be unique but I didn't find it difficult to listen to at all. I thought Daemon and Freedom were wonderful. By comparison, this book is good but did not enthrall me like the others. Worth the credit.

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    Alex 10-18-12
    Alex 10-18-12
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    "Simply electric"

    The master of the techno thriller returns in force. I love this guy.

    Having worked on unmanned aerial systems its apparent Daniel has too, or has done his research very well. This scenario could actually happen tomorrow. The guy knows his tech.

    If you haven't read Daemon and Freedom then you have missed out on an epic story.

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