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  • Amped

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-11-12

Amped will give you a charge.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-12

What did you love best about Amped?

The narration was evenly paced, voiced well, and moved the story along well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Amped?

The moment when Owen decided how he was going to resolve the problem of his own implant.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene in the cemetery when the senator's back story is revealed.

Any additional comments?

Good book, moves well, entertaining. Worth the time to listen.

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