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PULSE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 1) | [Jeremy Robinson]

PULSE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 1)

Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.
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Publisher's Summary

Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.

When Manifold steals the artifact and abducts archaeologist Dr. George Pierce, the United States Special Forces Delta operative, Jack Sigler, callsign King, and his Chess Team: Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop, and their handler, Deep Blue give chase. They must save Pierce and stop Manifold before they change the face of genetics - and human history - forever.

©2010 Jeremy Robinson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Robinson’s latest reads like a video game with tons of action and lots of carnage....Gruesome and nasty in a good way, this will appeal to readers of Matthew Reilly." (Booklist)

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    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 02-27-14
    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 02-27-14
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    "Great, leaves you craving more."

    A fantastic story of teamwork, friendship, myth and legends. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to turn off until the end and still wanting more. Every time I hear a book narrated by Jeffrey Kafer I think it is his best work and this was no different, he is awesome.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ender's Girl 03-03-13

    Enjoy sci-fi, cozy mysteries, WWII stories and listening to Audible while in the car

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    "Cool - or cheesy?"

    The coolest thing about this book was the concept that the plot is built upon. I found the Greek mythology connection wrapped in modern technology fascinating, and it kept me reading even when parts got slow. Ironically, what I thought would appeal to me most about this book - the elite team - was what least impressed me. Their introduction scene seemed especially cheesy, and while some of the interactions were better than others, the team dynamics left me wanting a lot more. I did think the end was worth the read as well.

    I also have to say that the narrator had way too much of a Jack Nicholson style for me, and took me a long time to get used to. The style also seemed a bit overly cheesy and self-important. But if you like Nicholson, or are enraptured by the drama and action of this book, you'll probably think it's fine.

    I got this as a bargain book -- and I think it was worth that, but I'm not sure if I would use a whole credit on it. In fact, I am on the fence about continuing the series. When I finished it, I thought I would get the 2nd one, but the scenario for the 2nd one sounds SO SIMILAR to this one that I wasn't very interested. The third book in the series sounds more appealing. I think I'll put the series on my long list for other things to read. I have a few others that are more appealing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 02-02-12
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 02-02-12 Member Since 2012

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "James Bond (x 5) takes on the Monster!"

    Hmmm... did I like it? Overall, yes. Did I roll my eyes? You betcha.

    It is mostly action-packed forward momentum but sometimes Robinson got a bit caught up in the fight scenes and they dragged on a bit too long - stopped being entertaining and started being more of the same - can we get on with the story now please?

    There are a lot of characters but I'm not really sure they are much different from each other, well, other than in their physical descriptions. So similar in fact that there are numerous occasions where the author switched from one character's point of view to another's and it'll take you a sentence or two to even notice.

    It's not really science fiction, though it contains lots of fictional science... well, at least we should hope it's fictional science. It's sorta like "James Bond (divided into 5) takes on the Monster (and the Man behind it)" It's entertaining and fast and you won't have to think too much, though there is some conspiracy-theory stuff going on as well...

    I see there are other books in this series but... I don't know that they are very high up on my to-read list. If they were cheap and I was bored, I'd listen to another but otherwise, I'd spend my time elsewhere.

    The narration is okay. And, in case you're looking for some similar books, you could try The Artifact (Astre) and Relic (Preston/Child).

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Dohagirl Qatar 11-19-10
    Dohagirl Qatar 11-19-10 Member Since 2014

    juldion

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    "Good story, weird narration"

    i like this sort of scientific/genetic action nonsense. a good mindless listen. but the narrator is very weird. he reads too quickly and does not end his sentences properly. i kept losing my place in the story. i cant believe he is a professional voice actor. this is a pity as i noticed he has narrated all of this series. i will not be getting any more. will read the other books on my kindle instead.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    John Crestview, Fl, United States 05-19-15
    John Crestview, Fl, United States 05-19-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Great combo"
    What did you love best about PULSE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 1)?

    I really enjoyed the way the author intertwined the ancient and the modern. Maybe legends really do come true.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Renner 04-25-15
    Jane Renner 04-25-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Sci fi thriller that plays like a video game"

    Great story even if a little predictable. Great action scenes a little lite on character development.

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    CarterFSU 04-22-15
    CarterFSU 04-22-15
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    "A Monstrous Adventure!"

    What an excellent story! I loved this fast paced techno thriller and can't wait to continue the series. I have already listened to two of the books further along in the series so it is nice to start at the beginning and fill in some of the blanks. I love the character development in this story and the science mixed with mythology that went along with it. The audio version was excellent and I enjoyed listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Mock Minnesota 03-19-15
    J. Mock Minnesota 03-19-15
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    "I couldn't shut it off!"

    I loved this book! Fom the historical background and creativity of the story. It was so riveting. The closer I got to the end the more I realized I couldn't shut it off. I was riveted. Now I can't wait to start the next book!
    Jeffrey kafer is so fun to listen to. I've listened to several other audio book performers. I believe for me Jeffrey's the truest sounding voice as to how I would read it if it were my own voice reading over this amazing story.
    Thanks to all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. S. Shames Boston 01-29-15
    C. S. Shames Boston 01-29-15 Member Since 2015

    Prime Yo

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    "not my favorite Robinson"

    there were many times where I was just struggling to get through this. as a Robinson fan I expected second world or island 731, this while steeped in lore, was not as good. the performance was also a lot worse. in the end it picked up once I got to know the characters. writing is still clunky and cliché I'll try the next one to see of it improves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K.C. 09-21-14
    K.C. 09-21-14

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    "page turner, but too violent"

    After listening to The Didymus Contingency I wanted to hear more by this author. While profanity, particular of deity, is low, violence is too high in comparison with the other book. I won't be listening to any more of the Chess Team Adventures, if it were a movie then I wouldn't let my kids see it and I wouldn't see it myself . . .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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