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Invasion of Privacy

Brody Taylor Thriller, Book 1
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: Brody Taylor Thrillers, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your private life is streamed live to a global audience. But no one told you about the cameras hidden in your home. And now a killer is watching, learning, planning....

DI Jenny Price, a talented and ambitious police detective, leads the investigation into the murder of a beautiful young cellist. Baffled by the killer’s intimate knowledge of the girl's dreams and desires, the case begins to run out of steam.

Out of leads, Jenny reluctantly accepts the aid of attractive but mysterious witness Brody Taylor, who has come forward with a bizarre story about webcams hidden in thousands of homes across the country. But Jenny is unaware that the charming Brody is undercover on his own covert operation.

An up-to-the-minute crime thriller that exposes the dark side of life online.

©2014 Ian Sutherland (P)2015 Ian Sutherland

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Fantastic modern day thriller

Would you consider the audio edition of Invasion of Privacy to be better than the print version?

I'm new to audio books, so don't have much history, but have been so busy and unable to sit down for lengths of time to read, so I thought why not listen to one and I was so pleased I did. Audio lets me skip back a few moments to pick up where I was, or if I missed something and it was such a great thing to do, I'm not sure how I'll pick up a long book and read it again.

What did you like best about this story?

The ease of how the characters were brought into the story and when switching between them, not losing track of the ones just listened to. Very well woven together for me to understand. For something that is just a book of fiction, it felt very close to the real world it made me feel uncomfortable, curious and enthralled throughout the whole story. I tried to guess who it might be but the clever twists and possibilities kept me wondering till close to the end.

What about Matthew Lloyd Davies’s performance did you like?

Loved it. Clear, great voice and able to help me identify who the characters were, even when I'd stopped listening and picked up the audio again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Do you really need that CCTV?

Any additional comments?

I'm a technical person, and I understood the elements of the story, and was quite impressed with the fact that I'm actually listening to something that is a thriller using today's language for the technical person and the detail in which things were done were so close to the truth which is what made it even more enjoyable. It was surreal, and perhaps that influenced my impressions, but it was simply a great story line, possible, probable and frightening.

I'm amazed that in real life, people are so causal about their privacy and security. They need to read this book to get an idea that it's not that far off the truth in what can be done.

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Scary potential! A great read.

Would you listen to Invasion of Privacy again? Why?

I enjoyed the cat and mouse game throughout the book.. I was a good read.

Have you listened to any of Matthew Lloyd Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first time listening to Matthew Lloyd Davies. He did an excellent job & I love his accent. His voice lulls you along & holds your attention.

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

How vulnerable we are when evil people prey on us as we our trying to fulfill our dreams.

Any additional comments?

I got this book for free if I did a review.

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  • Sidney
  • United States
  • 05-19-15

Mind bending in the scope of invasion

Would you consider the audio edition of Invasion of Privacy to be better than the print version?

Did not read print version

Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Sutherland? Why or why not?

Yes

Would you listen to another book narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies?

Yes

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No

Any additional comments?

The book took some getting used to as it jumped from one story line to another. But once I got used to that the story came together. It presented a disturbing possibility as to how much privacy we have lost with technology and the things that could happen because of it.

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a thrilling, fast-paced cyber-crime mystery

Brody Taylor is a security consultant and expert hacker who becomes involved in "researching" a webcam based "service" that seems to broadcast live feeds from people's homes and businesses without their knowledge. When Brody realizes that this Internet site may be connected to a girl's death, he inserts himself in the investigation and teams up with Detective Jenny Price who is hunting a serial killer who is raping and murdering young females.

It took me a little bit to get into this story due to the different perspectives at the beginning, but when the action took off, the plot became really engrossing and I was truly captivated. It was a very clever mix of techno-thriller and crime procedural full of mystery and suspense. The author did a great job explaining all the computer hacking related stuff, and while I'm not knowledgeable enough to comment on how accurate any of it was, it all made sense to me, so I could follow the plot without any issues, and it provided quite a unique, fascinating story line.

Written from multiple perspectives, including the killer's, this was a thrilling, fast-paced cyber-crime mystery with characters you wanted to get to know more about. Brody especially was great with his unorthodox methods in order to achieve legitimate outcomes. I would certainly like to see him and Detective Price in a sequel.

Matthew Lloyd Davies with his very smooth sounding voice provided an excellent, very natural narration with enough distinction between the characters that you always knew who was speaking. Great accents that were just right for the characters portrayed. I could quite happily listen to him narrate a much longer audiobook. There were no issues with the production.

Audiobook provided for review by the author.

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cool tech thriller.

loved it when the tables were turned on a specific character and when the hero gets the girl.

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My first and last visit to this series

This started off slow then seemed really promising; however, the superfluous tech talk made it a very tedious listen. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Narrator was adequate.

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Read it again, can't wait to read the 2nd book now

Ian Sutherland has added a nice mix of tech, suspense and characters to this thriller. 2nd time reading and moving on the newly released Taking Up Serpents!

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Surprised by a decent hacker story

I was pleasantly surprised by a book actually doing a fairly decent job of describing a pentest against a website though of course the extra bits to make it a crime story added to the enjoyment recommend “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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  • Mr J
  • laurel, MD, United States
  • 12-18-16

Absolutely incredible!!!

Would you listen to Invasion of Privacy again? Why?

This is absolute masterpiece!

What other book might you compare Invasion of Privacy to and why?

Nothing to compare to. So unique

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

The story was great

Any additional comments?

Great!

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Invasion of Privacy,bk 1

Any additional comments?

I didn't want this book to end!Narrated brilliantly by Matthew Lloyd Davis,it takes us through the world of cyber hacking for good or bad.There are cameras everywhere these days,some are known while others are hidden in the most private of places.Two womens bodies are found and traced back to meeting rooms where a cyber attacker has altered things to make it look like actual meetings for promotions,gigs,whatever was needed to lure them there.DI Jenny Price investigates and brings on a 'tech consultant' not knowing his full range of hacking ,to help figure out these murders.How things are traced to whom,the tech ability,it is all just fascinating!Give it a go!

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  • katherine
  • 05-10-15

Worth a listen

Story well written and tech stuff well explained. Not sure about the narrator though. Not bad,but I found the accents and different voices a bit distracting. Perhaps it would have been helped by being done as a multi performer narration.

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  • san2har
  • 06-18-16

Absolutely fantastic

Brilliant story. Technical aspects easy to understand. Great characters. Good narration. More Brodie Taylor please

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  • Kevin
  • 12-26-17

Great story based in tech world

This is a great story with lots of plot twists and suspenseful moments. I suspect it will be most attractive to listeners with a tech background/understanding, but that isn’t necessary as the relevant tech elements are all well explained. It is also a message for our times - we are all aware of omnipresent CCTV, but this highlights the dangers of the vulnerabilities that we are not aware of - and need to be. I’m going to change my Audible password ...

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