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Nano Audiobook

Nano

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Publisher's Summary

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.

But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nano LLC's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the 21st century - a treatment option for millions - or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

©2012 Robin Cook (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Cherie 02-06-13
    Cherie 02-06-13
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    "Really disappointing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I usually like Robin Cook, but not this one....


    What was most disappointing about Robin Cook’s story?

    Somehow, the story was very slow to become really interesting. I stuck with it, clear
    to the end, and was totally disappointed in the ending. It was almost like the author grew tired of the people and the plot, and just ended it. The book left you feeling like "what happened?...how did they get out of there? ....if they didn't get out, so what happened???"


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not too impressed with the reader, voice was distracting to me, rather than an enhancement.


    What character would you cut from Nano?

    Probably all, seemed sort of shallow and purposeless.


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    Martin FREDERICK, MD, United States 01-30-13
    Martin FREDERICK, MD, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nano Near Bottom for Robin Cook"
    What would have made Nano better?

    A female narrator for a story with a strong female protagonist.


    Has Nano turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No! Not even Robin Cook books.


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    He wasn't female. For me, a female narrator works better for a strong female lead.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nano?

    As Robin Cook's editor I'd say: This story is too much like Coma. The first half is very good. The second half is pretty much "Are the bad guys going to get her?" "Like Alien!"


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    Karen 01-30-13
    Karen 01-30-13
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    "Waste of time!"
    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    I did not like his voice at all, and he seemed to rush through the reading. Maybe he was as bored with it as I was!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I could not recommend this book to anyone. The story was weak, the characters unappealing, and the ending - wasn't! I slogged all the way through this and then found the author chose not to bring the story to a close.


    Any additional comments?

    I keep thinking I will give Robin Cook's novels another chance because I enjoy medical thrillers and he is so well known. But this is the last one. Not worth the money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mesmer2011 01-08-13
    Mesmer2011 01-08-13
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    "Totally Believable with a great subplot"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nano to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    Yes


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

    No


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

    The New, New World of Science Engineering Meets Reality in 2013


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the creative visuals including the descriptions of Colorado.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mitchel Augusta, GA, United States 01-07-13
    Mitchel Augusta, GA, United States 01-07-13
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    "not worth a credit"
    Would you try another book from Robin Cook and/or George Guidall?

    Maybe but I would be wary. I tried to like this book. I listen to app. 15 books a month and this would not make the top 100.


    Has Nano turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What aspect of George Guidall’s performance would you have changed?

    nice voice


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I expected a better book given the reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Arnie Pensacola, FL, United States 01-07-13
    Arnie Pensacola, FL, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Expectations disapointing ending"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    an ending that was a bit more satisfying. Only excitement was in later few chapters


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robin Cook again?

    probably.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    well presented


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nano?

    Should have expanded the lead in to the ending.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Au Gres, Mi, United States 12-23-12
    Nancy Au Gres, Mi, United States 12-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "don't bother"
    What disappointed you about Nano?

    the narration...the story..the beginning was so boring...


    Has Nano turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    he just isn't easy to listen to


    What character would you cut from Nano?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I only got into about 4 chapters..not worth it..was a struggle to listen that far

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra G Daugherty 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad ending"

    The worse Robin Cook book that I have read. The content is poor and the end is unclear and open.

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    South Pasadena, California United States 05-22-16
    South Pasadena, California United States 05-22-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Chinese Nano really bites!!"

    A perfect real life story of what China is doing to all its competitors especially the US!!
    They steal everything they can't have, only buy what they can't steal, and and smile at you while they are bending you over!!!
    I'll bet they r really laughing at the next US Presidential race!!

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    dilanidiva 05-03-16
    dilanidiva 05-03-16 Member Since 2013

    dilanidiva

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    "SO disappointing, to say the least !!!!!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A story that was more true to its character descriptions and plot. The entire story is set up around a young attractive woman who is supposed to be a scientist. But is totally reactionary and stubborn. I was really tired of her attitude. That is not how intelligent women would be. More thoughtful planning on her part would have been good. Then there are all these men who are falling for her.. OMG. enough already. The ending is a disaster !!!!! I did not like it at all. I wish I had not wasted hours of my time.


    What could Robin Cook have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made a whole story more diverse. More interesting instead of wrapping it around an immature protagonist that had no resemblance to a scientist at all.Also made the ending more real. He introduces some alien characters that take over in the end. and manipulate the entire ending..


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    AWESOME the ONLY... redeeming feature...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yup. GUIDELL... the rest. Cook really has to work on his protagonist. SHE DROVE ME INSANE lol .A woman with such strong credentials acting like a lone teenager on a vengeance and all these men falling for her.. including a CEO who is in the end shown off as a drunk fool is NOT a good portrayal of character. I am hugely disappointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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