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Nano Audiobook

Nano

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.
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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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    Russell Port Colborne, ON, Canada 12-30-12
    Russell Port Colborne, ON, Canada 12-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Left me hanging"
    If you could sum up Nano in three words, what would they be?

    Timely, fast paced and tense.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pia, by far. She is very perceptive and willing to believe that all is not well, then to pursue the truth, with little regard to the consequences.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Everything! He is one of my favorite narrators! More, more!


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

    Furious quest for truth in a hostile setting.


    Any additional comments?

    I rated this four stars because of the ending. As it stands, we are left wondering, and anxious, about the whereabouts and welfare of the three protagonists. This is unlike the other Robin Cook novels I have read. It is, in short, a cliffhanger. Is a third novel in the works?

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    Thomas Frame 12-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "What a disappointing bore"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This had the capability to really get into the nano science, fast forwarding to how different ways the nano science will change our lives for better or good. Less sexual pandering and more saving the world.


    What was most disappointing about Robin Cook’s story?

    The book teases you with excerpts from Discover or Science Times facts and leaves it at that. Then it puts you through some really boring detective stuff and all the sexual icons such as a beautiful, smart but headstrong young woman scientist, a dumb boyfriend, a gay pal, a ganster father and a monsterous CEO lusting after said woman to his ultimate downfall.

    Then it really gets bad. The evil empire wins, the girl sold into slavery and the boyfriend and gay pal drift out of sight. THE BOOK ENDS. Where is nano?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


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

    Only the reader. I'm surprised he didn't nap part of the time!


    Any additional comments?

    This is possible the worst book I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas R. Henderson Asheville NC 12-22-12
    Nicholas R. Henderson Asheville NC 12-22-12 Member Since 2015

    Adam Smith

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    "Bummer of a book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who enjoys a really depresssing ending with the "good guys" losing and the "bad guys" winning will find this a real charmer.


    What was most disappointing about Robin Cook’s story?

    It starts out as very interesting, but fairly quickly turns very dark, and ends up in complete blackness. It was no fun at all, just depressing.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

    Sure, narrator was fine.


    What character would you cut from Nano?

    The characters were okay, the story was not.


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you enjoy being bummed out, read something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jaime 12-19-12
    Jaime 12-19-12
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    "Not his best work"

    The story is not fully developed and the main characters are kind of annoying- especially Pia.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 12-14-12
    Thomas 12-14-12 Member Since 2015

    Fiction reader/listener: law enforcement, spy, military, science thriller, disasters.

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    "Not Cook's best, but worth the listen."

    The tech medical wording was a little hard to follow, but the premise was interesting. Some of it will probably come to pass in the future.

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    Ramona 12-30-12
    Ramona 12-30-12
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    "Nice Story but Predictable"

    I usually enjoy Robin Cook and this was no exception but it wasn't as enjoyable as previous books. It felt too formulaic and there weren't any real surprises in it, i.e., nothing unexpected happened. Not bad just not great.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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