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WIRED Audiobook

WIRED

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania? David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions.
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The breathtaking New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?

David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand - a game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history.

©2010 Douglas E. Richards (P)2012 Tantor

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    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 04-13-12
    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 04-13-12 Member Since 2006

    Tommy Jordan

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    "Good, but not great."

    I liked it, but to me the narrator made it a little less than perfect. The plot is DEFINITELY unique and the story keeps a great pace till the end, with surprise after surprise. Yes, it's definitely a medical, biotechnological, action packed thriller and yes it's definitely interesting, but the characters are almost TOO perfect. It has a potential to become a series, but it needs a little more realism and to come down a little from the clouds before I think this character will go main-stream.

    Worth the credit, but not an all out purchase, if that makes sense. I'll read another of his books if he writes one just to see how the author progresses.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    s 02-11-13
    s 02-11-13
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    "Too Over The Top"

    I actually chose this book because it had a sequel but have no plans to read the next one. The premise was interesting. I liked the suspense. The tech stuff was fun. I wanted to find out what happened but just couldn't make myself listen to any more of the overly dramatic dialogue. If a superhero comic book could be made into an audiobook this would be it!
    Note to self. Be more thorough in reading all reviews. Not everyone likes the same style.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D. West GA United States 08-29-14
    D. West GA United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Annoying"
    What did you like best about WIRED? What did you like least?

    In all fairness, I turned it off after about 30 minutes and read the Kindle version, so my opinion is based on the first 30 minutes of the audio version. I listen to a lot of audio books, and this is by far the worst narration I have heard. It is read in almost a singsongy cadence, and he drops his voice at the end of every sentence and sometimes at the end of phrases within sentences. Trying to listen in the car I missed enough of what was going on that I had to start back at the beginning when I switched to the Kindle. I got the audio version for $3.49 when I bought the Kindle version, but if I had paid full price or spent a credit I think I would have asked for my money back.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SE Michigan 05-23-16
    Amazon Customer SE Michigan 05-23-16 Member Since 2002

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    "great story"

    my only negative of this reading is the narrator tended to lower his voice for dramatic effect quite often and it was hard to catch everything he was saying clearly, thus only 4 stars for performance. Other than that a great action story with a very intriguing scientific plot line. If there is a sequel, I would definitely listen!

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    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 03-16-16
    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "boring"

    can't day it any other way, boring, predictable, concept believable but not the story. save you time and don't waste your energy on this one,

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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 03-16-16
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 03-16-16 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Just save your money!"

    Interesting story - until the end. Bad narrator. Save your money and your time! This book is not worth it.

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    Cerebral Mischief 01-25-16 Member Since 2013

    I've been writing software for over twenty years. Most of the books in my collection are science fiction or computer related materials.

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    "Fantastic story!"

    What an awesome book. I recommend it to anyone interested in sci-fi and the idea of enhanced human minds. Now on to it's sequel!

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    Arthur Mills Minnesota 12-22-15
    Arthur Mills Minnesota 12-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Repetitive and slow"

    He made a dollar for each time he said transformed or enhanced. Slow average listen on Audible.

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    Echo 11-01-15
    Echo 11-01-15 Member Since 2006
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    What did you like best about WIRED? What did you like least?

    The Limitless factor.


    What could Douglas E. Richards have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Characters all felt wrong to me.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Did WIRED inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried to like it. I'm biased toward this type of story just couldn't get into it. Felt like a first draft and not a finished story. Characters felt a little off maybe to perfect yet not. Like describing people as superman but with flaws. Instead of people with flaws that accidently or through luck and hard work prevail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bill H 07-01-15
    Bill H 07-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm always looking for new concepts and theories."

    I'm always looking for new concepts and theories in the science fiction I read. This book does not disappoint. No recycle stuff here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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