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WIRED Audiobook

WIRED

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Publisher's Summary

The breathtaking New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?

David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand - a game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history.

©2010 Douglas E. Richards (P)2012 Tantor

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    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 04-13-12
    Tommy Jordan Albemarle, NC 04-13-12 Member Since 2006

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    "Good, but not great."

    I liked it, but to me the narrator made it a little less than perfect. The plot is DEFINITELY unique and the story keeps a great pace till the end, with surprise after surprise. Yes, it's definitely a medical, biotechnological, action packed thriller and yes it's definitely interesting, but the characters are almost TOO perfect. It has a potential to become a series, but it needs a little more realism and to come down a little from the clouds before I think this character will go main-stream.

    Worth the credit, but not an all out purchase, if that makes sense. I'll read another of his books if he writes one just to see how the author progresses.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    s 02-11-13
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    "Too Over The Top"

    I actually chose this book because it had a sequel but have no plans to read the next one. The premise was interesting. I liked the suspense. The tech stuff was fun. I wanted to find out what happened but just couldn't make myself listen to any more of the overly dramatic dialogue. If a superhero comic book could be made into an audiobook this would be it!
    Note to self. Be more thorough in reading all reviews. Not everyone likes the same style.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SE Michigan 05-23-16
    Amazon Customer SE Michigan 05-23-16 Member Since 2002

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    "great story"

    my only negative of this reading is the narrator tended to lower his voice for dramatic effect quite often and it was hard to catch everything he was saying clearly, thus only 4 stars for performance. Other than that a great action story with a very intriguing scientific plot line. If there is a sequel, I would definitely listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Sagiv Hadaya Bellevue,wa 01-31-17
    Mr. Sagiv Hadaya Bellevue,wa 01-31-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Great premise and potential, poor delivery"
    What did you like best about WIRED? What did you like least?

    Story has a great premise in it, and it also starts great, but it becomes a bore and predictable and there isn't any action or surprising or thrilling portion past the half time. <br/>also to make matters worse, the narrator is pretty bad, he whispers a lot which makes it hard to hear (he thinks that that's how women sounds) and this also makes you turn the volume up and down all the time (I listen in the car) which is annoying.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. West GA United States 08-29-14
    D. West GA United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Annoying"
    What did you like best about WIRED? What did you like least?

    In all fairness, I turned it off after about 30 minutes and read the Kindle version, so my opinion is based on the first 30 minutes of the audio version. I listen to a lot of audio books, and this is by far the worst narration I have heard. It is read in almost a singsongy cadence, and he drops his voice at the end of every sentence and sometimes at the end of phrases within sentences. Trying to listen in the car I missed enough of what was going on that I had to start back at the beginning when I switched to the Kindle. I got the audio version for $3.49 when I bought the Kindle version, but if I had paid full price or spent a credit I think I would have asked for my money back.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Henry 07-30-13
    Henry 07-30-13 Member Since 2016

    I rarely read fiction, but if I do it has to be really good for me to give it a good review.

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    "Very Good"
    Any additional comments?

    The first fourteen chapters kind of run-on without enough character development IMO, but in chapter fifteen things get interesting and then it just keeps getting better. A talented new writer whom I'll be following in the future.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-01-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-01-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Boring!"

    The first several chapters seemed to provide some promise of interest, but Wired goes downhill fast and never recovers. I usually like contemporary SciFi, but not this book.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer streamwood 08-08-17
    Amazon Customer streamwood 08-08-17 Member Since 2012

    I am a wife of 30 years, mother of 4 wonderful grown children and a retired teacher....one of my new goals as I turn 50 this year is to become an author! I listen to one story on audible a week I am an addict!

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    "A Bit Too Long-winded But Decent"

    A few times the author got very long-winded and somewhat repetitive on back-story. The author was also very philosophical and just as long-winded in quite a few situations. They could have been shorter and still delivered the same concepts without loss of quality.

    I will say that the twists at the climax of the story were very well done. A few characters were over the top, but this was a story of uber-characters. This was not, and could not, be an "Everyman" type of story.

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    Mike 07-13-17
    Mike 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story weak narration"

    The story was well written and kept me interested through the whole thing. The only problem I had was understanding the narrator at the end of many of his sentences. A lot of times it seems like he was speaking until he ran out of breath and didn't completely pronounce all the words. While listening in a quiet room that's not a major problem however listening in a car with road noise became distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janice W. 05-22-17
    Janice W. 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "not in the mood "

    This was a well written book, but I was just not in the mood for this story. Maybe in a year or two I'll read it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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