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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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    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 07-30-12
    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 07-30-12 Member Since 2006

    Tommy Jordan

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    "Wow! Couldn't put it down!"

    This is the BEST techno-action novel I've ever put my hands on. The author has the technical knowledge of Robert Sawyer, and the action-suspense grasp of Clancy. He merges cutting edge military action with high-tech bad guys, tosses in some science, and the delivers it up in a masterpiece of literary fiction. I'll definitely read his next books.This guy just made it on to my favorite-authors list!

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-19-16
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 02-19-16 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "I Hate Part 1s"

    Suarez did this to me before with "Daemon". It was the first in two part story. "Kill Decision" finishes but doesn't end this story - leaving too many threads unravelled. His quirky skepticism throughout the first half of "Kill Decision" is really intriguing. And Suarez is a master of futureTech. Once again though, he goes way to far over the top in his cinematic battles. Somehow I wish he'd ended this book in the center. Certainly I wish the finish had been the end. Sadly neither happened.

    If this was a revue from me to myself before purchasing - I'd say, don't buy it Ted. The ending second half is weak and the finish disappointing. Oh yeah, Jeff Gurner reads it all goooood

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ann United States 02-03-13
    Ann United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2010

    Seeking the Truth

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    "Do not waste your time"

    A critic writing in Audible.com indicated that Suarez was the heir apparent to Michael Crichton, which is why I brought this book. The critic was wrong. I did not have to listen very long to realize the Crichton and Suarez do not write about the same topics at all -- and Crichton would win out every time.

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    Jason 07-28-12
    Jason 07-28-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "This is a let down after Daemon."
    What didn’t you like about Jeff Gurner’s performance?

    Gurner seems to do his best with paper thin characters, but I don't care for his accented character voices


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    Implausible plot turns, paper-thin characters, this is well short of his first two books.

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    Stephanie Rabon 02-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    not much kore dmto say just a really hood book to listen to. loves the character voices.

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    Michael Bann 10-26-16 Listener Since 2008
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    Average story with a good performance. Word Word Word Word Word Word Word Word Word

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    john forrest boone 10-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome book. Very very well done and entertain"

    Loved it. Very entertaining and easy to visualize the action site to a magnificent performance. I would girly recommend it

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    Tom Caines 09-13-16
    Tom Caines 09-13-16
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    "Excellent writing and performance"

    Daniel Suarez is a very visual writer. He paints vivid pictures and adds jus the right amount of color. His characters are distinct and well developed. I like the twists and turns, transitions to new subjects and locals and introduction of characters. This is my first Suarez book and I'm looking forward to more.

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    Ian Altoona, PA, US 08-17-16
    Ian Altoona, PA, US 08-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Technically accurate"

    A few moments of eye rolling, but overall a good listen. Would make a fun mini-series.

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    Jeremy 08-17-16
    Jeremy 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story and performance"

    Technology was great. Everything about this book was perfect. Suarez did not disappoint nor did Gurner.

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