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Biohack

Gender Wars, Book 1
Narrated by: Denise Howell
Series: Shadow Operatives, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What would you give for a second chance? 

Valerie Ramirez, a special ed teacher still haunted by her toddler’s drowning accident, faces a fateful decision when she’s admitted into an exclusive program run by a mysterious biotech company. 

Kaden Baker, an elite hacker who dabbles in covert ops, finds her life turned upside down when she discovers her parents turn out to be imposters. Where does she come from? Who’s been financing her high-stakes secret missions? 

The answers lead back to the same sinister biotech firm. As Kaden and Valerie become allies, they make one startling discovery after another about the company’s dark intentions. But each step closer to the truth puts their lives at greater risk. 

The stakes couldn’t be higher - for Kaden’s freedom, for Valerie’s fate, and for the future direction of humanity itself.

Get it now! Biohack is a roller-coaster thrill ride that appeals to both the head and the heart - with a shocking twist you won't see coming.

Perfect for fans of the late, great Michael Crichton's science thrillers and fans of Lee Child, A.G. Riddle, and Tim Tigner.

©2018 Joseph Daniel Lasica (P)2018 Joseph Daniel Lasica

Critic Reviews

Biohack is the perfect thriller for our anxious age when biology has become hackable and the future of our species hangs in the balance.” (Jamie Metzl, former NSC official and author of Eternal Sonata and Genesis Code)

“Well-drawn characters and heart-stopping action combine to make Biohack an adrenaline rush of excitement!” (Chris Patchell, author of the thrillers Dark Harvest and Vow of Silence

Biohack is the Dan Brown-meets-Laura Croft-meets-Michael Crichton thriller we’ve been waiting for.” (Saul Tanpepper, author of the thriller/sci-fi series Gameland) 

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A great Sci-Fi thrill ride

In the great traditions of Science Fiction this work gives a warning to the possibility of the misuse of Technology.;


It serves all of us to be worried and concerned when Man plays with Nature the outcomes are the essence of good
Science Fiction that not only entertains but makes you think.The Tech always changes but the risk that man will
be cocky or abnoxious with their new toys never changes.


The Narrator did a good job with the material.









This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

I cannot wait for the next book in this series, I am hooked! Fast paced and packed with action, this book raises many ethical questions with it's growing science and the evolving potential for designer babies.

I love the characters in this book, they've been vividly created. The world also feels like something I could walk out my front door and find myself in.

The ethical and moral struggles the characters face due to the emerging technology are the most interesting part of the book. Getting to see how the different characters react to things is really interesting.

Beautifully written and narrated this book grabbed my attention, held it, and left me wanting more.

Speaking of narration, great character voices and the deliveries pace and tone perfectly matched the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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THRILLING FAST-PACED SCI-FI ADVENTUREEE

Wow, gripping bio-tech thriller, great story! Loved the writing and thought the narration was great as well. This is a fascinating action-filled story that kept me interested from start to finish. I'm definitely interested in reading/listening to more! I think if you love tech thrillers, you'll love this! Well, you'll probably love it anyway, it's great! :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A great example of this genre

Biohack: Gender Wars, Book 1. Gripping gets you on the 1st chapter and holds you till the last sentence, and leaves you wanting more, I do hope there is a book2 as suggested by the title. Fast paced with lots of action and maybe closer to the truth than we think.
Well written and edited, Beautifully narrated.
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Amazing

I received a free review copy and am leaving a fair and honest review.

I really enjoyed this story and cannot wait to continue it. As genetics and bio-engineering become more and more prevalent in real life, this story brings to life what can possibly happen in the future and what a wild ride it was. Genetic engineering and human trafficking all wrapped into one. An amazing concept and thrilling way to bring it to life. I would highly recommend this book.

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Sooo Close to Being Great...

J.D. Lasica paints a grim picture of the future of reproductive technology in the near future with this book. The story and character development were actually quite good and original, even if sometimes striking me as confusing and forced. These are all pretty excusable issues and don't ruin anything quite like the narrator does at about the halfway point in the book. This is where the narrator seems to start having issues keeping up with all the different voices and inflections that the book calls for. Pretty soon the narrator's voice just blends into a single, jumbled mess for all the voices and its hard to decipher who's talking to who at this point.

Overall J.D. Lasica is on point in this book and really hits the mark in the first book of a very original series. I look forward to listening to the second audiobook in this series and am hoping that the narrator takes more breaks or gets more time to perfect her voices for the different types of voices required for this book.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Intriguing blend of technology and genetics

The premise of this book is mind boggling. It posits a future when designer babies become possible. The author presents some chilling possibilities of what could happen as the capabilities of genetic manipulation continues to advance.

I loved the main character Kaden and her bad ass, yet vulnerable personality. But there were so many other characters that she did not get the in-depth development I would have liked. I would have preferred it if the author had focused more on Kaden and a few key characters rather than using so many point-of-view characters throughout the story.

The story has lots of intense, well-drawn action scenes for those who like the visuals. I had trouble following some of them, but that’s more my problem than the author’s.

It’s hard to write too much without giving away spoilers. I enjoyed the overall premise and storytelling. I could’ve done without some of the scenes involving young girls.

The ending was explosive and satisfying.

This is the first book I’ve listen to narrated by Denise Howell. Her voice was monotone and did not change no matter what was happening or which character was speaking. At times it felt like she was reading a children’s book. She seemed a little uncomfortable narrating about technological subjects and I cringed when she twice mispronounced Tay-Sachs disease.

I received a complementary copy of this Audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

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horrible in audio format

The reader of this book was absolutely BORING! Im not sure how the actual book and story line is but I couldn't listen any longer than 5 chapter! Worst narrated book ever! WOW.

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Exciting story, subpar narration

Valerie Ramirez is promised a miracle at a mysterious biotech company: using his deceased child’s DNA to give life to a new child. But this company has more clients, and they are all offered babies with almost any genetic enhancements they can imagine if they can pay for it. Kaden, with special military training, and hacking abilities, is hired by this company to recover human remains from tombs where famous men in history are buried. Valerie and Kaden will meet and discover the dark secrets this biotech company is hiding.

I tend to enjoy technothrillers, they have enough of science-fiction and enough of thriller to keep get me hooked to a story. This one was no exception. Biohack also has interesting characters, and the main ones are developed enough to be able to root for them, which is not always the case when reading a thriller. There also were a good number of secondary characters that were less developed, but it helped to make the story richer. I didn’t find issues keeping track of all, as they were all clearly presented.

The book kept me interested and entertained from beginning to end, and I found the science and technology plausible in the near future. It also was a quick-paced book, with several parallel stories that came together towards the end. It was a bit scary to see what can be possible thanks to advanced technology when some people are willing to keep secrets and cross moral boundaries. I enjoyed the possibilities and felt intrigued by the lies they were telling their clients. It was clever!

I found the narration of this book not great, though, and I think it is such a pity to pair an inexperienced narrator with a great book. Denise Howell tried to provide decent character interpretations, and she did well imitating the voice of the AI, but I had issues to differentiate some characters during dialogs. The audio production also had some issues, like background music, background noises, and audible breathing through the nose. It is true that the quality of sound improved a bit after a while, but sadly I can’t consider this narration worthy of this story.

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  • 08-10-19

This is a Glimpse of What Could be our Future

This book is so masterfully written you feel like it could be happening around you now. The characters are believable and likeable with some plain interesting and just scary. Denise Howell the Narrator in Audible compels you to keep going. you won't want to stop listening. The storyline is believable and so interesting. You have computer hacking, scheming, genomics and all the could be's were facing with our future. JD Lasica uses technology to create babies without deficits. You pick the eye color, hair color, , future bra cup size,, height weight and you pay extra to remove hereditary traits or disabilities. There are so many twists and turns, mixed with action and adventure. This intriguing book about Buotech shaping our future and changing history. Unfortunately, you have people who could and will misuse advancements in technology. It leaves you wanting more of Kaden Baker. She is such a strong character, the book leaves you wanting more of her character. You won't be disappointed with this book, you will be on the edge of your seat at times, almost a nail biting moment. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Antony S
  • 10-18-19

Worst narration ever!

There was no energy from the narrator, completely monotone. You could even hear motorbikes going past the room she was reading it from. Couldn’t get past three chapters without scratching my ears out. No idea if the book was actually any good past chapter 3 but avoid this audiobook
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  • MommaBear
  • 10-18-19

Wow A Book To Make You Think

I loved every word in this novel. Its not a book you skim lightly over the pages and understand it, its a book you need to read word by word - or in my case listen to carefully and sometimes replay a part to really understand what is going on - not narrator reading to quick, just a lot to take in but totally worth the mental effort.

It is also a book that deals with ethical questions and really does make you think about certain things and how they can be misused.

I will be relistening to this book, it's one I anyway could go back to as am sure I will pick up things I didn't the first time round as so much but so good.

I was given this book free and am so happy to write a positive review for it - I will be buying the other books in the series - I am hooked and want more.