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WWW: Watch | [Robert J. Sawyer]

WWW: Watch

Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening.
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Publisher's Summary

Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind's capacity for compassion - and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Robert J. Sawyer.

©2010 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Audiobook, 2011

"Original and intriguing. Sawyer makes complex sci-fi understandable and thoroughly entertaining." (Romantic Times BOOKReviews)

"Watch is a helluva fun read and an excellent science fiction book." (SF Signal)

"Cast members complement one another and are effective in differentiating the various characters and story threads. They drive forward the momentum of the plot and flesh out the novel’s distinct personalities." (AudioFile)

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    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 07-12-11
    Nathan W. Hiatt Bayfield, CO, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Pretty good story"

    I was not expecting much, but this turned out to be a pretty good book. It was interesting and new. But the rest of the series goes down hill in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Green Cove Springs, FL, United States 06-15-11
    Edward Green Cove Springs, FL, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Almost Ruined"

    I completely enjoyed "WWW: Wake" and was really looking forward to this book. However, the author almost ruined the story by wandering off on pro gay and anti God tirades in the book. I am in no way against an author putting what they want into a story to make a point as long as it has something to do with the story, which these tirades didn't. It was very obvious that they were put in for the authors own agenda. In fact he seemed to go out of his way to insult and belittle people who have a belief in God. The reason I really liked the first book was to see the growth of Caitlin and Webmind, as they discovered the world around them. So I was looking forward to seeing them in this book overcome the close-minded and bigoted attitudes of a society afraid of them, not to being bombarded by those same attitudes from the author. As to gay lifestyles and belief in God I leave that up to the individual, and find it very disappointing that the author chose to use this wonderful and potentially great story to promote his own agenda. But like I said He almost ruined the story. The story survived,barely. I got through this one despite it's short comings and have started the third book, hoping the author used more self control than in this book, because I really do want to know what happens to Caitlin and Webmind.

    Moving on to book 3 crossing my fingers

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Blitzer Winnsboro, SC, United States 05-18-11
    Blitzer Winnsboro, SC, United States 05-18-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Dont make same mistake as me"

    Make sure you read all the reviews before purchasing. Not sure how they are sorted but truest reviews are at the end of the list. Don’t make my mistake of reading only first or second page of reviews. This had to be the worst 12 hours of Pollyanna Pablum I have ever had to sit through. In the Prologue the author said he thought this was his best book in the series. That’s enough to ensure that this is the last book of Robert J. Sawyer I ever listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catrina Irving, TX 05-01-11
    Catrina Irving, TX 05-01-11 Listener Since 2008

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    "Sawyer is fanfreekintastic!"

    Loved this follow up to Wake! Just as good if not better than the first one. Definitely worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alfred Raleigh, NC, United States 03-20-11
    Alfred Raleigh, NC, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2000
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    "Tries too hard to make a point"

    Great premise about an artificial intelligence that arises on the Internet. Unfortunately, the author tries way to hard to push personal agendas. The novel is very talky with a lot of tiresome soapboxing from an evolutionistic perspective.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    badbetts 12-26-10
    badbetts 12-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It definately kept me interested!! 1st set of books ever read by this author. Great story! Look forward to the next one!

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    kelly Oklahaoma City, OK, United States 11-18-10
    kelly Oklahaoma City, OK, United States 11-18-10
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    "well worth the credit or money"

    This is a great book very interesting. If you like sci fi and stuff about artificial intelligence you will like this. It reminds me of Crichton so if you like his stuff you will like this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 04-19-10
    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 04-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "This is another HUGO for Sawyer!"

    I just finished listening to it. Now I'm running out to buy the book. It's a keeper. It's a classic (never mind it's newly printed). It's Sawyer brilliance.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Arnau Manresa, Spain 12-18-10
    Arnau Manresa, Spain 12-18-10
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    "Wow, anybody's seen a plot here?"

    After listening to this book, I wonder where is the plot? I enjoyed most of the discussions about conscience, evolution, IA, freedom, Big Brother, game theory and so on that take place in the book.
    The problem is that it is the only good thing in here!! All the military stuff is really crap and unnecessary, and all that sweet sixteen stuff... Only Webmind saves the book!

    I will probably purchase the third one too, but I really hope it improves!

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    deborah Crestview Hills, KY, United States 04-19-12
    deborah Crestview Hills, KY, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The authors way to express political views!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Very entertaining story but predictable.


    Would you recommend WWW: Watch to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, but with the caveat to be prepared to listen to the political and social views of author.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The performance was well done overall


    Do you think WWW: Watch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No - enough said.


    Any additional comments?

    I was actually offended by the license taken to subject me to a recitation of social commentary!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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