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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

    Tommy Jordan

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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
    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.
    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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    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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    Quella 05-01-17
    Quella 05-01-17 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "Twists, Turns, and Taunts..."

    If you are looking for a technology thriller book containing savants, survival and saviors, with a smattering of romance, you may have found it in “Wired”; book one in the series having the same name. The book series consists of two books, the second one is titled “Amped” which is also available in audiobook format. Both books in the series were written by Douglas E. Richards and the audio narration was performed by Peter Berkrot. The book is a bit predictable and leverages many of the stereotypical tropes found in the thriller genre such as: the brains, the brawn, the Black Ops and the bully seeking to kill our heroes in an attempt to gain their secretly held knowledge. But, there are a few surprise twists and turns which I did not expect while listening. If you enjoy stories including technology and human modification, I think you will enjoy this book. At times, you will need to suspend belief and just enjoy the story. Do not attempt to diving too much into the futuristic toys, if you can get past these, the story is quite enjoyable.

    The tale weaves a fine line bridging discussions involving human evolution, religion and its purpose, along with debates including altruism; such as self-sacrifice, unselfishness, philanthropy, etc. If human evolution is focused on survival of the fittest, the best option would be to rid the world of those who would compete with one’s needed resources. What it mainly comes down to is finding ways of enhancing one’s intelligence (a super savant) which also heightens one’s senses and memory. Although I felt the technology was well researched, along with some of the medical aspects, I felt the theology research was lacking. I thought the book contained a good balance of story and technology.

    A note to younger readers or parents, this book contains some strong language and graphic violence. Language is heavy at times, but it is something that the author does not appear to use for shock value, but more sprinkled throughout and often in times of expression. In a similar fashion, the book does contain some scenes of graphic violence, but these are also not as frequent as other books I have read in the genre. Just be aware that both are found in this book and if this is something that easily offends you, you may want to look for a different book.

    Even though the audiobook had some issues with volume consistency in areas, I thought Peter Berkrot in general did a decent job narrating the book. I felt that Mr. Berkrot read the book with passion and excitement. His narration of the main female character could have been better, but I have heard worse from other narrators dealing with a main female character. It is often difficult for a male to voice a female character expertly, so I can often filter this out in my mind. I liked that he did not use falsetto for female voicing. I would have liked the book to have been read a bit faster than it was, but this also is more a subjective criticism.

    In summary, if you like technology thrillers with a decent story line and super human capabilities, have a listen to Wired. Expect the standard characters found in a book of the genre and you will not be disappointed. I will be listening to the second book in the series, and a review of it should be released shortly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NJ Miller Elk Grove, CA USA 04-28-17
    NJ Miller Elk Grove, CA USA 04-28-17 Member Since 2016

    Creativity/Career Coach

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    "I liked the first half of the book"
    Would you try another book from Douglas E. Richards and/or Peter Berkrot?

    Probably not.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The characters.


    What aspect of Peter Berkrot’s performance would you have changed?

    Some of the voices were a little overdone. Most of the male voices were good.


    Did WIRED inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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