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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Very entertaining story but predictable.
Yes, but with the caveat to be prepared to listen to the political and social views of author.
The performance was well done overall
No - enough said.
I was actually offended by the license taken to subject me to a recitation of social commentary!
Not really, I never finished listening. The story and science are certainly intriguing but I couldn't stomach the teenage genius with the maturity level of a 5th grader, nor the political hammer, anymore.
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