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Lost Frequency

A Novel of Sound, Speed, Power, and Greed
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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The secret to complete human understanding and world peace may be as close as the ocean....

It's a technology with infinite possibilities. DJ Parker, billionaire developer of a proprietary artificial intelligence program, is on the cusp of cracking the miracle code that can usher in a new age of human progress. Amazingly, the technology is ancient, held by a group of beings that have been around for 50 million years: cetacea - species of aquatic mammals including killer whales. But Parker quickly learns he has dangerous enemies including a Russian conglomerate tied to the Kremlin which is seeking the research for its own nefarious purposes - and which will stop at nothing to get it. With DJ's life in danger and the forces of evil seemingly everywhere, the fate of humankind is up for grabs.

A philosophical thriller, Lost Frequency confronts animal rights, human nature, artificial intelligence, and the perils of technology turned loose.

©2018 Barry Swanson (P)2019 Barry Swanson

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 03-25-19

Good story and narration

A great original idea
The mix of Whales and technology kept it interesting
This book also does a good job shining a spotlight on the real life orca problem
B.j. Does a great job narrating highly recommended
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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A worthwhile thought provoking story

What an exception book!
It is a perfect combination of everything great in a story. A beautiful balance of human and orca whale intelligence, combined with mystery and humor and the occasional unexpected twist. Easy listening, with a decent handful of thought provoking ideas and a few out loud laughs.

I do not ever write reviews, however this book deserves every great review it gets!

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  • Ree
  • Greenville, SC USA
  • 04-13-19

A Fascinating, Intriguing, Beautiful Story

Beautifully conceived and well written, Lost Frequency is as exciting and cerebral as it is heartfelt. Masterfully narrated by BJ Harrison. I thought during the first few minutes that he might have been a mismatch for the story, but his outstanding voices and dialogue performances brought the characters spectacularly to life.

*I received a complimentary copy of this wonderful story through audiobook boom and have voluntarily and happily left this review.

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Swanson's passion shines through in this thriller.

An enjoyable book combining the beauty of nature with the edge of a techno-thriller. 

DJ Parker was on top of his game. Owner and CEO of a multi-billion dollar software company, he was about to release new technology that would see his star rise even further. He was on the  verge of releasing a new bio-metric system with AI technology that would be completely game changing. 

Shortly before the official release, DJ receives news that his father James has passed away.  DJ had been estranged from his father for some time, due to philosophical differences in his father's work - Marine entertainment parks featuring live Orcas, also known as killer whales.

While attending to his father's estate, DJ learns that the gap in their differences was narrowing during their estrangement, and his father was conducting research hoping to prove the intelligence of these gentle sea creatures.  Not only did the research  have the potential to affect the future of marine parks, it had some results that could be applied to DJ's new technology.  The effects of combining his father's work and his own, had the potential to change the way humans live and connect on a global scale. But a Russian group with ties to the Kremlin is willing to do anything to get this technology and twist it to their own nefarious goals.

The one thing that really stands out in this book, is the author's love and passion for Orcas and the preservation of their habitat.  By creating a work of fiction around a subject he is passionate about, he has written a book that is at once entertaining and educating. I learned a fair bit about the Southern Resident Killer whales - their habitat, social structure, diet preferences, all the while being entertained. If seeing these magnificent creatures hadn't been on my bucket list before, it would be now.

The narration for this audiobook was performed by B.J. Harrison. His voice was clear, and he read with a pleasant tone and cadence. His character range made it easy to follow the story. 

All said, an enjoyable story that makes me long to be by the ocean.

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Fascinating Concept

This is my first taste of a philosophical thriller, and I have to say it was very tastefully done. The focus on orca whales and the clash of their intelligence with human intelligence made for a unique read. While I hadn’t imagined there would be, there is plenty of action and mystery within the pages of this book.

Definitely worth it if you’re looking for something different and thought-provoking.

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

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High energy and fast paced

Parker is a developer of a new type of artificial intelligence. It is set to turn the world on its ear. Then his dad dies and Parker has to go home. This is something he has not done for a very long time. Parker and his dad did not see eye to eye. His dad owned amusement parks which kept whales on display and Parker did not agree with this practice. They actually had not spoken in quite a long time.

After his dad’s death, Parker learns the amusement parks are to be sold, underhandedly I might add…to Russia no less! While all of this is occurring, Parker is steadily trying to learn more about how whales communicate. His artificial intelligence is actually helping with this. Plus, Parker’s autistic brother seems to have a lot of insight into this phenomenon. How? It is a mystery to all involved. And everyone is racing to find out.

There is a lot going on in this tale. It is action packed. With murders and mysterious circumstances…what is not to love! Plus I loved the science in this book….yes I am a nerd! This is very well researched and I definitely learned a tremendous amount about whales.

Super good, high energy read! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

I received this novel in audiobook format from the author for a honest review.

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an original novel

very original and unusual story that make you enjoy every second of it the effects and the sounds or a big Plus in this book I I liked it a lot it was very intriguing and very interesting
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review