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Playing with Fire Audiobook

Playing with Fire: A #Hacker Novel

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Publisher's Summary

One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames.

Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of apparent computer glitches threaten the security of the fleet and the blame falls on her father, she decides to put her computer skills to use, digging up the truth. Soon she's drawn into the perilous world of a hacker who is determined to ground the fleet - at any cost.

When all signs lead to someone close to her as the mastermind, Farris will have to burn more than bridges to get to the truth. She will have to risk her fragile new life to uncover the identity of the cybercriminal before they can escalate from harmless tampering...to all out murder.

©2015 Sherry Ficklin (P)2015 Sherry Ficklin

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    J. Hooligan @ Platypire Reviews Houston 12-30-15
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    "4 Platypires"

    I already read both this book and the sequel when I was offered a chance to review the audio version in exchange for an honest review.

    Already knowing what was going to happen well in advance, it made this much that much more enjoyable. I caught a few things I didn't my first go round... so that's a thing.

    One thing that really amused me about Moira Todd is how much she reminded me of Velma from Scooby Doo. I have no idea if that was intentional, but it fits Farris so much – her being a computer genius and whatnot.

    I think she really brought out the story in a positive light. There were parts of the ebook that annoyed me a bit when I read them, but it felt more acceptable while I listened to the audio version.

    I do hope Moira Todd is going to narrate the second book, In Too Deep, as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Portia de Moncur Orlando, Florida, United States 05-13-16
    Portia de Moncur Orlando, Florida, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    This is one of the most entertaining mysteries I've read this year. I was guessing and fully engaged from 1st click.

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    Belinda 12-19-15
    Belinda 12-19-15
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    "Awesome"
    Where does Playing with Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very much at the Top


    What other book might you compare Playing with Fire to and why?

    The only other book I've read about Hackers is Meredith Wilds Hacker series even though it is a completely different genre of book so I'm going to say I would compare it to them. Ones young adult and the other adult


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

    She brings Farris alive she lets you see everything happening in your minds eye with her reading.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I thought it was fabulous it made me gasp at one point in the book


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book from Sherry for a honest review. This is a great book. It's got mystery and intrigue also military secrets. I loved how Farris would do anything to help her dad. the best thing though was no cliffhanger this part of the book ended well now in need book 2 to read more of Farris' story

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    Papyngay 12-08-15
    Papyngay 12-08-15 Member Since 2015

    Since I was a kid, I love listening to stories. I especially love to listen to this new narrator, Moira Todd. Her voices are the best!

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    "Great young adult story"

    This was the perfect mix of mystery, romance, and humor. The story is told from the point of view of Ferris, a smart, quick witted high schooler who just happens to be a hacker genius. It tackles themes of bullying, mental illness, and sexual assault in an authentic way. But the romance and humor doesn't disappoint either. Would recommend for teens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Claire Wood
    12/26/15
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    "touches some really cool topics, good book!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked this book although it was a bit of a build up to then just end.... your waiting waiting waiting and then suddenly oh! is that it. its a good story though.


    Which character – as performed by Moira Todd – was your favourite?

    I loved the interaction between the 2 main boy and girl charecters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like the ending. I like how it doesnt work out who you think.


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