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Pulse: A Chess Team Adventure | [Jeremy Robinson]

Pulse: A Chess Team Adventure

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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    Qatarcutie Qatar 11-19-10
    Qatarcutie Qatar 11-19-10 Member Since 2005

    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 8 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 2007

    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).

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 02-27-14
    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 02-27-14 Member Since 2014
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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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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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    Deanna Haddrill Perth, Australia 04-12-14
    Deanna Haddrill Perth, Australia 04-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic adventure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jeremy Robinson has written a fantastic, fast-paced thriller with great characters. I look forward to listening to more of the Chess. Team adventures


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

    Jeffrey Kafer brings the characters to life. Very easy to listen to and reads at a good pace.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Baldwin, WI, United States 01-18-14
    Greg Baldwin, WI, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Definitely Draws the Reader In"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was satisfying and leveled.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    He does a good female as Queen.


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

    From the depths of the past comes the biggest threat this world has ever seen


    Any additional comments?

    Great book to listen to while running or yard work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. D. Pinto Southern Illinois, USA 03-25-13
    M. D. Pinto Southern Illinois, USA 03-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "As we gather together"
    What did you love best about Pulse?

    I really enjoyed what logically would be meeting the team members for the first time and learning more of their history. As with later books in the series, these characters are intriguing.


    What other book might you compare Pulse to and why?

    This type of book, action-adventure with science fiction elements, is quickly becoming a sub-genre of its own. Jeremy Robinson is going to be one of its foundation pillars. His use of a team to create one believable super soldier allows for a more detailed examination of the skills and thought processes which make up a team of experts.


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    I would have preferred a bit more enthusiasm in the narrator's voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme reaction? No, but I was gratified to learn about the individual Chess Team members.


    Any additional comments?

    While this book is the logical starting place for reading/listening to the series, it isn't at all necessary as Robinson does an excellent job of introducing and re-introducing his characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 12-06-12
    Kim 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Story and writing are great. Narration is horrible"
    Would you try another book from Jeremy Robinson and/or Jeffrey Kafer?

    I will read Jeremy Robinsons books. Jeffery Kafer I will not listen to again.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeffrey Kafer?

    Ray Porter, Scott Brick


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

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy 10-30-12
    Timothy 10-30-12
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    "Not worth the time"
    What was most disappointing about Jeremy Robinson’s story?

    The lead in and first two chapters. By the time "Queen" went off, deliberately leaving her weapon behind to kill the two terrorists with her bare hands and a snowmobile, the situations had become far more contrived than a suspension of disbelief could handle. That's when I stopped.


    What aspect of Jeffrey Kafer’s performance would you have changed?

    Modulate his speech, improve his diction a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've bought this (especially because of the "Chess" tie-in) and haven't listened to it yet, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the excellent beta testing: "Return The Book With No Questions Asked" policy currently in place with Audible. Clive Cussler does the macho-adventure thing far better. Edgar Rice Burroughs better still.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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