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WIRED Audiobook

WIRED

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Publisher's Summary

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.

    11 of 11 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.

    6 of 6 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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-01-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-01-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Boring!"

    The first several chapters seemed to provide some promise of interest, but Wired goes downhill fast and never recovers. I usually like contemporary SciFi, but not this book.

    6 of 8 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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Henry 07-30-13
    Henry 07-30-13 Member Since 2016

    I rarely read fiction, but if I do it has to be really good for me to give it a good review.

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    "Very Good"
    Any additional comments?

    The first fourteen chapters kind of run-on without enough character development IMO, but in chapter fifteen things get interesting and then it just keeps getting better. A talented new writer whom I'll be following in the future.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-20-16 Member Since 2012

    Listening is not the same as reading, but it is still fun

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    "asinine crap"

    this is not sci Fi. not even fantasy. I am embarrassed that this made it into my library

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    Chess dilettante 11-16-16
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    "metaphysical conclusions self-contradictory"

    The ending kind of ruined it for me: [spoiler alert] supposedly the super-enlightened protagonist knows we're all supposed to become God and yet we're too arrogant if we believe we know anything about existence and even if there's an omniscient being he can't know everything?? Even assuming of course that an actually infinite number of things is possible in the real world, this doesn't fly. There is a number of self-contradictory stuff there. very sad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keri 11-04-16
    Keri 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "poor sound quality"

    enjoyed the book but the sound quality is very poor had a hard time making out the low-volume quiet voices

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    Patti Hoyt VISTA, CALIFORNIA United States 10-03-16
    Patti Hoyt VISTA, CALIFORNIA United States 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good story when i could hear it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the narration varied in volume. the speaker's voice dropped regularly and parts of the story were constantly lost. adjusting the volume did not remedy the problem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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