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Haywire | [Justin R. Macumber]

Haywire

A century ago, super-soldiers known as Titans drove alien invaders from the solar system and back to their home world. Now the Titans have returned, infected by a virus and compelled to destroy humanity. Will a scholar, her son, and the only Titan able to resist the infection find a way to stop them and save humanity from its own greatest weapon?
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Publisher's Summary

A century ago, super-soldiers known as Titans drove alien invaders from the solar system and back to their home world. Now the Titans have returned, infected by a virus and compelled to destroy humanity.

Will a scholar, her son, and the only Titan able to resist the infection find a way to stop them and save humanity from its own greatest weapon?

©2012 Justin Macumber (P)2012 Gryphonwood Press

What the Critics Say

"A rip-roaring adventure through the galaxy, full of sound and fury, yet at its center it is a surprisingly touching commentary on what it is to be human." (Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist and co-author Phoenix Rising)

"Justin Macumber's Haywire is a thrill ride from first blood to closing sigh. I found it difficult to put down." (Nathan Lowell, creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper and the Tanyth Fairport Adventures)

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    Dan Absalonson Spokane, WA USA 04-12-13
    Dan Absalonson Spokane, WA USA 04-12-13 Member Since 2012

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    "A Memorable SciFi Adventure I Loved From Beginning"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Haywire to be better than the print version?

    This book was awesome! Once I knew the characters I loved it every step of the way. I was intrigued right off the bat with the awesome sci-fi world and action. Then it changed pace as I met new characters. It didn't take too long before all their worlds collided in one crazy, awesome, and fun story. I was not bored once in this tale. Even early in the book when I was getting to know the characters and the crazy adventure hadn't started yet it was really well paced and a nice way to get to know them before you'd see them tested to their limits.I'm giving this book five stars because it was everything I could have wanted in a sci fi adventure and then some. Not only was the story world a fun one to be in, but it was told in just enough detail to keep it believable while not dragging you down and slowing the story. Once crap started going down, this book moved at an amazing pace for me and before I know it I had come to the end. That said, there are many memorable moments that Justin slowed down and took his time on. Some that I will never forget because he crafted his story in such a way that I really felt like I was right there with the characters. Those memorable moments are another reason this super fun adventure story is getting a five star review from me. It was a fun romp through space, but one speckled with small memorable moments that made held me in wonder as I experienced them with the characters.I'm sure I'll read this one again and pass it on to my kids once their old enough. If you like Science Fiction, action, adventure, awesome fight scenes, or just a good story then you should give this book a read. The audio book is also really good. It took me a while to get used the way the narrator almost over enunciates everything but she's really good with characters and accents and made the book shine in my ear buds. I also own this book on Kindle. I am really looking forward to reading his fantasy title "A Minor Magic," to see what Justin does in another genre. This book proved to me that Justin is an author I'll be happy to read for years to come no matter what genre, because the dude can tell a good story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Haywire?

    (SPOILER WARNING) There were many but one of my favorite is when Shawn, the main character, jumps through space from one space ship to another when he's still getting used to his nano armor. It was really well written, the pacing was perfect, and I felt like I was right there with the characters.


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

    An amazing take on the character voices and the diverse accents of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I never grew bored and loved it the whole way through.


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    Amazon Customer North of Seattle 08-06-12
    Amazon Customer North of Seattle 08-06-12
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    "Great story. Didn't want it to end."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was a little unsure of this one at first, forcing myself to listen. Not too far into the story I found myself really connecting with the characters, really looking forward to what was going to happen next. The narration is a little 'unconventional' compared to most of the audiobooks I have listened to so far, but it quickly grew on me. There isn't a lot of hard sf in this book, but I really loved the story. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a great space, action, drama, romp.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development


    Any additional comments?

    Give this one a chance!

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