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Technomancer: Unspeakable Things, Book 1 | [B. V. Larson]

Technomancer: Unspeakable Things, Book 1

When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash? After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute.
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When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash?

After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute. It seems he is one of a special breed, a person with unusual powers. He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried….

©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Rush BENBROOK, TX, United States 09-02-12
    Rush BENBROOK, TX, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More good than bad"
    What other book might you compare Technomancer to and why?

    The base them is pretty similar to Sci-Fi channel's mini-series, The Lost Room, as another customer mentioned.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I really enjoyed the way the narrator read the book up until I heard him do his first accent. It got worse when I heard is second accent. Whether he's doing an Oriental accent or a Hispanic accent, they all sound like they're from India. It was really bugging me, so I just pretended like all of the accented characters were actually Indian and it wasn't so bad after that. The rest of the narration was gold.


    Was Technomancer worth the listening time?

    Yes. Once I got past the bad accents, the story was quite fun. B.V.Larson is really good at making you feel the details with his descriptions. There's also a lot of both contemporary fantasy and horror in it. Fans of both genres will likely get a kick out of it.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 09-30-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "In a world similar to Peter Clines "14.""

    I really enjoyed this book once it got going. For me,i had to get about 3 hours into it before the story really picked up. I honestly feel like this could be a character and story line form Peter Clines book "14," it had some of the odd creepy things going on that could be linked to 14.

    Everyday objects having magical qualities,very creepy aliens,cultists,dirty cops and russian gangsters.

    Cool idea,fun listen,great narrator. The only complain was its slow start.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Professor United States 07-25-12
    Professor United States 07-25-12

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "Great beginning, let's see what will be next!"
    What made the experience of listening to Technomancer the most enjoyable?

    It has a very good plot, in fact it is so good that i still can't decide about the genre.
    I'm not sure whether it is Urban fantasy or Science fiction !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character is fine


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

    The idea for this plot is very similar to a tv show " The Lost Room"
    at least part of the concept was taken directly from the show http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830361/


    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Frazier Cary, NC USA 01-18-13
    Joe Frazier Cary, NC USA 01-18-13 Listener Since 2009

    a dedicated dilettante

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    "Hardboiled PI meets SciFi Aliens - fun read"
    If you could sum up Technomancer in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting collusion of worlds


    What did you like best about this story?

    Technomacer takes the best of conspiracy theory, parallel existences, aliens and the shady world of private detectives and melds an interesting narrative and cast of characters.The characters are really fabulous.


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

    If Sam Spade read a book, he would sound like Christopher Lane. The amazing part of Lane's reading isn't just that he can out Bogey Bogart, but that he has a terrific range for all of the characters. This is my first book with Lane as a narrator. It won't be my last. He is one of the few readers that make the book better.


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

    If only I could listen at one time. :)


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 03-05-14
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Just don't......"

    Mostly slow. Story is under developed, lacking in detail, characters are shallow and uninteresting. I'm glad I didn't pay full price or use a credit.

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    Evelyn Cut Bank, MT, United States 02-23-14
    Evelyn Cut Bank, MT, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not my thing"
    Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and/or Christopher Lane?

    I might just not this series.


    What could B. V. Larson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it less mononous.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Lane’s performances?

    Yes, it just he could not get me into the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 02-09-14
    Patrick Grover Beach, California, United States 02-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Vegas like you've never experienced!"

    A fun read, kept me wanting my tired body to stop and finally get some rest but unwilling to wait for the next spellbinding chapter.

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    Michael Montclair, NJ, United States 07-12-13
    Michael Montclair, NJ, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Just Good Enough"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was just good enough to keep my attention & want to continue.in the end i am glad that i did.I had a VERY tough time getting past the first chapter. I mean, how did the lawyers let the opening scene through. Did no one else notice the direct rip-off of Roger Zelazny's book The Nine Princes of Amber!!?? C'mon: A guy wakes up in a Sanitorium with amnesia...overpowers a nurse & orderly, gets a gun, confronts the head doctor???? I almost stopped there. Fortunately the story eventually grows on you but there are still enough flaws to keep me from rating this story above 3 stars: I had a problem with Christopher Lane's idea of different characters voices and/or accents. For example we have a (Las Vegas) police detective with a pronounced New York voice. And our hero seems amazinly unconcerned about his apparent lack of memory.Overall, I have to admit that the story held my attention. i wanted to hear more about the characters & see how things wrapped up.. I am happy i did; i thing Larson came up with some clever, original concepts.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-12-13
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Super Powered Detective"
    If you could sum up Technomancer in three words, what would they be?

    Super Powered Detective


    What other book might you compare Technomancer to and why?

    Honestly can't think of any. It is more of a mix of detective story meets xfiles meets heroes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when he confronted the doctor ming.


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

    Xfiles meets Heroes


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 12-15-13
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2011

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Speakable"

    The reader did an excellent job with this story. I listened to it 3 times this week! I wasn't sure what to expect from the story & I was pleasantly surprised.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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