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Kill Process Audiobook

Kill Process

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By day, Angie, a 20-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women.

When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users' fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is - another evil abuser. Using her coding and hacking expertise, she decides to destroy Tomo by building a new social network that is completely distributed, compartmentalized, and unstoppable. If she succeeds, it will be the end of all centralized power in the Internet.

But how can an anti-social, one-armed programmer with too many dark secrets succeed when the world's largest tech company is out to crush her and a no-name government black ops agency sets a psychopath to look into her growing digital footprint?

©2016 William Hertling (P)2016 William Hertling

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 07-29-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 07-29-16 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY"

    I GROK IT
    I really enjoyed this book. I could have loved it for the tech, which it is chock full of. I could have liked the education we got on how men abuse and how they premediate their abuse. I could have really gotten in to the black ops and the government conspiracy. I might have liked learning what it is like to live one handed. You have to carefully plan eating at restaurants for one. It is very hard to cut steak or even eat a sandwich with one hand. I might have enjoyed the shark tank aspect of starting a business and keeping it going. These were all good reason to love or like the book, but for me it was Angie.

    ANGIE
    Angie is the main character. At first I did not think I was going to like her, since she had made herself judge, jury and executioner. Using her super abilities as a hacker, she finds abusers from all over the world and finds ways to kill them, such as hacking the computers in their cars. It is scary the harm that can be done through computers in this day and age. One guy had even managed to rape girls through the internet. He would find a way to blackmail them and then force them to pose and do things in front of their computers. Even though Angie was killing scum bags, it still bothered me. That is only the first hour. Later she starts her own business to compete with a facebook type company. She has some weaknesses, such as being an introvert and hating men, after having suffered from an abusive marriage and than their is the one hand thing. She does not use these as excuses. I love how this shows just how hard and how much work it takes to start a business. She must raise money, she must overcome her PTSD and she even has to fight the government. The cards are constantly stacked against her, but every time she gets knocked down she does not cry, she gets back up and fights. I gained a lot of respect for her and she was a character worth my time. NO cookie cut out here.

    I strongly recommend this engaging, scary, motivating book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Yoly Miami, FL United States 08-08-16
    Yoly Miami, FL United States 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast paced with complex characters"
    What did you love best about Kill Process?

    I loved that this story is fast paced, the main character feels real and all the technical details are accurate.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angie Benenati, the novel’s protagonist, she is not your typical technothriller main character. She is a complex character, she has depth, she has a background story, she has motivations and limitations. She feels real. I wish I could meet Angie and become her BFF :)


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

    She makes the characters feel alive. She's a great narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-20-16
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great on Many Levels"

    A story about the monopolistic practices of Facebook and Google type companies mixed with a a tech assassin, a super hacker, and the emotional damage done by men who like to dominate and abuse their partners. It is exciting, makes you realize how much social media seeks to manipulate us, and shows how little privacy we have in the modern world. Very different from his other novels which were mainly about AI. Would make a great TV series. The readers good but didn't give it some of the hard edge it should have had. This are one of those novels that you learn a lot while also enjoying a wild ride.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Marie 09-05-16
    D. Marie 09-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not exactly the thriller I expected"

    I was looking forward to more of a cyber crime thriller of some sort, but was disappointed. Sure, the first part met that expectation, but the thrills gradually subsided. I persevered and found the book to be fine overall; some interesting ideas. Probably not something I would otherwise choose. I did give it 3 stars because the story held my interest enough to finish, and because this is one of the few semi-realistic media portrayals of a therapist I've encountered. Contrary to popular media opinion, most therapists aren't out sleeping with clients, prescribing meds, or forming inappropriate relationships.

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    Charles Hill 08-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Almost A Great Listen"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, have Angie kill more rat bastards that abuse women. There was a big imbalance in the story telling for my taste. When you have a summary that "Touts" killing men who abuse women, give me more than 3/4 Retributions. Retributions, payback , JUSTICE was the main factor in me buying this book. Many abusers just need killing, period, many abusers get away with their heinous crimes. I was drawn to this book because I thought it was going to be a great read for a women's Vengeance!! Not quite, my dreams were dashed. If Hertling would have had more killings, exploring different ways to torture an abuser the listen would have been more enjoyable. Since we can't kill or torture abusers in a real life democratic society, listening in a fantasy would have been really, really cool.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not impressed!!! A real bummer, a complete let down.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was great no issues with it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, probably not....


    Any additional comments?

    Justice and punishment was not adequately served in this book....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    EvonJP 07-28-16
    EvonJP 07-28-16
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    "Good. As a programmer there's a cringe factor tho"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yeah


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

    All by this author


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

    yes. Great! it's j•son not jason though. and LINUX (pronounced i/ˈlɪnəks/ ) not LINE•X


    Do you think Kill Process needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    nah. Tech is not heading in the way this book suggests. Also, the author is missing some fundamental web programming techniques that are standard. It makes it hard to believe that some elite hacker doesn't know how to utilize class tags, PHP, and JSON.


    Any additional comments?

    overall it's a great story and fun to listen to!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great story I loved the details. so many details."

    love it, read it listen to it. good quick read. reviewing while driving word min is a beast

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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