Mastermind. Con man. Hacker. Burglar. Muscle. Together, this crew will execute the most ambitious heist conceived.
Jubilee: The Heist to Erase Debt is packed with heart-stopping political intrigue, adrenaline-fueled suspense, and high-octane action. It's a slick heist and technothriller that taps in to the unrest and disillusionment of debt and its devastating effects on society.
On the surface Roman Hawker is the consummate professional. Behind that squeaky-clean façade lies a secret: He's a masterful thief. After a successful robbery, Roman and his partners in crime are ready to celebrate, but that celebration is short-lived when they are shaken by the death of Roman's estranged father.
When the facts leading up to his father's death come to light, Roman's friends rally around him to execute their most harrowing plan. Jubilee, an ingenious malware derived from the infamous Stuxnet, is the only thing that can accomplish their objective. But it's impossible to infiltrate the systems that Jubilee needs to corrupt.
Their combined efforts could potentially free society from the shackles of crippling financial debt, but the avenues they'll have to navigate to succeed will prove to be far more challenging than any heist they've ever attempted. Can they evade the FBI manhunt or the shadow organization that will stop at nothing to find them?
Jubilee: a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land. The story Jubilee takes a similar idea to what is really keeping the world enslaved - debt.
Jubilee reminded me of a lot of other stories throughout it. At times it was similar to Mr. Robot and Fight Club (end-game of both stories). And at other times it had the technical expertise that it reminded me of some of the best fiction thrillers and non-fiction technical books I've read. If he continues to write stories like Jubilee, Joseph Preach is an author to look out for.
The technology expertise was definitely there. I didn't feel like I was being talked down to either which made this a fun and enjoyable book without getting extremely bogged down in the details. Preacher had a way of writing about difficult and technical things where the reader could just enjoy it, instead of having to go Google it.
The story had a really nice feel and flow to it. It really flew by and I couldn't stop reading it. I think it took me less than two days to finish this book. And those were work days. I listened almost every moment I was awake. I love when a book can totally capture my attention like that.
I sincerely hope that this isn't it for Preacher. I hope that he has more technothrillers about similar ideas bouncing around in his head because I really want more books like this in my life.
I thought that the narration done by Tim Campbell really helped to set the tone of Jubilee. He allowed Preacher's ideas to just flow and made a book I couldn't put down even harder to set down.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook which has not affected my review in any way.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, it raises issues we absolutely need to think about.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I certainly was very very curious how it would all come out.
What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?
He convincingly handle all of the different accents etc. His pronounced faces and cases etc. a little bizarrely, but it wasn't a problem.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There should be 1000 books about Debt Jubilee in the stores right now so I really applaud this one entertaining offering.
Any additional comments?
It's written a bit like a film script, which is fine, but I would like to see a follow-up with delving into the history and characters, etc.