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WWW: Watch Audiobook

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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    Alfred Raleigh, NC, United States 03-20-11
    Alfred Raleigh, NC, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2004
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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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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 2015
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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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    deborah 04-19-12
    deborah 04-19-12
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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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    Matthew United States 02-27-12
    Matthew United States 02-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Never Finished It"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Fenlon FLINT, MI, US 08-05-11
    Robin Fenlon FLINT, MI, US 08-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "watcher"

    This book is just a collection of parts of other stories. It has nothing to recommend it and a waste of credits.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 01-23-11
    Holly Helscher Cincinnati 01-23-11 Member Since 2012

    Holly

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    "Good until the very end"

    This is the second in a proposed trilogy (last book WWW.Wonder) and Sawyer believes it to be better than the first book. Here Caitlin and Webmind grow together as Webmind gains more cognitive awareness and Caitlin gains more visual awareness. I must said that Sawyer's handling of Caitlin's adjustment to sight is excellent. He has done his homework on how a mind accustomed to no vision has to adjust to a world of depth and color. The threats from the various governments were a tad over the top and the incorporation of the apes was completely unnecessary to the plot, although I can see a dotted line connection. The end, however, was completely ridiculous. It was forced and contrived and very outside of Sawyer's style. It does not, however, detract from the fact that the other 98% of the book is excellent. It held my interest and kept me turning pages. The narration was good, but there were some technical flaws in editing the volume. The narrators were inconsistent in this and I had to keep adjusting my volume to make up for it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Owlmanbob 05-02-10
    Owlmanbob 05-02-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Really Poor"

    This book was one of the worst audio books I have ever listened to. The plot was very weak and the narration, especially that of Katlin was distracting. I do not recommend this book.

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful

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