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Kill Decision Audiobook

Kill Decision

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Frank 09-04-12
    Frank 09-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fast paced, entertaining"
    Where does Kill Decision rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Having listened Daemon and Freedom TM, I wasn't sure if Suarez could live up but his technical detail and movie-like pacing make this a worthwhile listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kill Decision?

    The insect swarm science was very interesting, especially during the safe house chapter.


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    Excellent.


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

    Win, lose or drone.


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    Don Simcoe, Ontario, Canada 09-03-12
    Don Simcoe, Ontario, Canada 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Soon to be a movie,,,I bet"
    Would you listen to Kill Decision again? Why?

    I seldom read a book twice but would watch this if released as a movie


    What other book might you compare Kill Decision to and why?

    Freedom tm


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    very engaging


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

    I lost sleep because I wanted to continue reading


    Any additional comments?

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    A User Buxtehude, Germany 09-03-12
    A User Buxtehude, Germany 09-03-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome read. Very educational!"
    Would you listen to Kill Decision again? Why?

    Yes, as the author (an entrepreneur & technologist in his own right) has researched in depth the technologies already in existence or within the realms of the technically feasible in the foreseeable future.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The special forces protagonist for his understanding of war and politics beyond the rhetoric of headquarters and think tanks (while he clearly is smart enough to grasp those complex theories as well. Well crafted character with depth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discovery of the cargo ship working as the formicary of the robotic weaver ants.


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

    Yes. Capitvating & addictive.


    Any additional comments?

    Even as someone not listening to fictional literature at all, for its educational value I enjoyed it as the first piece of fictional literature I have read in 10 years.

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    David Beckett 09-03-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellent tech-thriller"

    This story is one that is very current for 2012 and will date as time goes on. However, this is a great story and some elements were very Michael Crichton like (Next). However, Suarez does an excellent job of making his own story stand out. If you liked his other story Daemon series then you will also like this one.
    I did like the Daemon series a bit more than this one, but its still a great read.

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    Michael Millbrook, ON, Canada 09-03-12
    Michael Millbrook, ON, Canada 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Totally Thrilling!"

    Believable bleeding edge technology. I could see this happening night now. Love the readers voice for this type of story.

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    R. Mckinstry Chesterfield, MO 09-03-12
    R. Mckinstry Chesterfield, MO 09-03-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A strong entry from my favorite modern author."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a really good read for those who like action/adventure, military fiction, and/or tech/geek fiction. Not as mind bending as Daemon or Freedom (TM) but this book is scarier because it could happen!


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    Amazon Customer Hamilton, New Zealand 09-03-12
    Amazon Customer Hamilton, New Zealand 09-03-12
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    "great book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    good way to relax, heard about on a pod cast decided to check it out loved it


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    Jeffrey 09-02-12
    Jeffrey 09-02-12
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    "Excellent"

    After reading Daemon and Freedom TM this is a great book that continues to be in the technical style and sensibility you'd expect from Suarez. Good read and worth the credit. Jeff Gurner is great as always for the narration.

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    Steven Apopka, FL, United States 09-01-12
    Steven Apopka, FL, United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very realistic and scary book"
    If you could sum up Kill Decision in three words, what would they be?

    A MUST READ...!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The two main characters (female anthropologist & group leader) were my favorite characters.


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

    If I had the time I would of listened to this book non stop.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read....

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    Paul Kain Seward, Alaska USA 08-31-12
    Paul Kain Seward, Alaska USA 08-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Another Fantastic book from Daniel Suarez"
    Would you listen to Kill Decision again? Why?

    Yes. I really enjoy technology based books and Daniel Suarez is the best author out there combining thriller plot lines with tech.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The doctor from the rain forest. She suprised me many times in the book.


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    He did well developing each of the characters in the book and bring them to life.


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

    I was fascinated and at times scared about where the technology of drone warfare might take us.


    Any additional comments?

    Daniel Suarez is the best tech author out there combining thriller plot lines with deep technology setting it in our current times. If you enjoy this book try his first two books also they are fantastic. I look forward to his next book coming out he has not disappointed yet.

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