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Paranoia Audiobook

Paranoia: A Novel

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.
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Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems. They train him and feed him inside information. Now at Trion, he's a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He's rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He's dating the girl of his dreams. His life is perfect. All he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in. But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds himself in way over his head, where nothing is what it seems and no one can really be trusted. And then the REAL nightmare begins....

©2004 Joseph Finder; (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Is it too early to declare Finder's fifth novel the most entertaining thriller of 2004?....A first-rate surprise ending packs a wallop. This novel is the real deal: a thriller that actually will keep readers up way past their bedtimes." (Publishers Weekly)
"A twisting, stealthily plotted story...as a savvy genre piece with built-in momentum, it works just fine...the book weaves a tangled and ingeniously enveloping web." (The New York Times)
"What keeps the pages turning isn't the suspense, though, as much as it is Finder's detailed portrayal of the Machiavellian world of the mega-corporation and its high-stakes intrigue." (The New York Times Book Review)
"This thriller is engaging from the opening lines and doesn't let up until the surprising end. Scott Brick narrates flawlessly....This great performance is a perfect fit for the writing." (AudioFile)

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    Karen Greenbelt, MD, USA 06-16-05
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    "Boring"

    I'm not sure whether it's the main character's whine or just that the story is boring, but I stop listening after about 2/3 of the book because I just couldn't care about the outcome and haven't been able to bring myself to go back to it.

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    J. Pratt Mount Vernon, WA 05-16-05
    J. Pratt Mount Vernon, WA 05-16-05 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Listen!!!"

    This was a great story. Very will written and VERY engaging. You will have a hard time shutting this one off. Lookinf forward to more titles from this offer!

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    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 03-29-05
    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 03-29-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Loved it! Funny and suspenseful all in one!"

    Enjoyed this immensely. Couldn't wait to get in my car so I could keep listening!

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    Blakely Encinitas, CA, United States 01-27-05
    Blakely Encinitas, CA, United States 01-27-05 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun Easy Read but Lacks Details"

    Entertaining, contemporary setting, but lacks the details that Dan Brown or John Grisham would have included. Left me wanting for more. I felt I was being sluffed over. I could have learned a lot more about industrial spying. Paranoia wasn't up to my expectations on technical aspects that would have enhanced the book.

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    Virginia Cincinnati, OH, USA 01-23-05
    Virginia Cincinnati, OH, USA 01-23-05
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    "Great, even for the computer illiterate"

    Although I have little techno knowledge, I was able to follow and understand the often highly-technical language of the world in which this novel exists. The story was wonderful! Lots of interesting characters, great plot, and always suspenseful. Just when I thought I know where the story was headed, it shifted. I'd love to read more by Mr. Finder.

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    Tim Wildwood, MO, USA 01-12-05
    Tim Wildwood, MO, USA 01-12-05
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    "Very entertaining... new author has potential"

    I found this book very entertaining novel (unabridged). Author showed a great ability to build characters and create a rivoting plot that was difficult to put down...... until the ending which I had figured out about 2/3 the way through the book and I felt as if there were a lot of loose ends. But, the suspense, the descriptions and the non-stop action made this book fall on my recommended list.

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    Joel Overland Park, KS, USA 12-23-04
    Joel Overland Park, KS, USA 12-23-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Never throw a party on your boss's dime"

    Man, one little party on company expense and look what happens. I loved the plot of this book. Who knows what? Who is working for whom? What is going to happen next?

    A great thriller of corporate espionage. It will have you on the edge of your seat (hard to do while driving) and wanting more.

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    Brian Certain Mansfield Texas 09-14-04
    Brian Certain Mansfield Texas 09-14-04 Member Since 2002
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    "One of the BEST"

    This is one of the best reads (listens) that I have had in quite some time. The story is tightly written that will keep you guessing up to the very end. I highly recommend this book.

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    Aaron MelbourneAustralia 08-28-04
    Aaron MelbourneAustralia 08-28-04
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    "I did not talk to my wife for a few days"

    This booking was gripping from the very beginning. I couldn`t put it down, every spare second I had each day was spent reading this book. The BEST book I have EVER read bar none!!

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    Isaac Monroe, LA, USA 06-25-04
    Isaac Monroe, LA, USA 06-25-04
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    "Fantastic corporate espionage."

    I'd never heard of Joseph Finder, I'd never even seen any of his movies. But I'm glad other people generously reviewed this book, because its given me another author to enjoy this summer. This book has a great plot and the characters are very well fleshed out. There are a few too many current references that will make this book seem dated in a few years - so read it now when you won't have to laugh at yourself. Also, unlike many audio books, this title is very well read, e.g. it neither puts you to sleep nor irritates the listener. If you want something to keep you up on a road trip or wish that your communte was just a little bit longer, grab this book - its top notch.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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