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How fast can you think?

Limitless meets Black Mirror in this novel that pushes the limits of a couple's minds. 

When Galene meets a man who's only goal in life is to make his mind go faster, she ends up falling for him. But will she manage to keep the relationship going at the top of the glass tower, when in reality she's too much of a slob and is bogged down with all her unfinished goals, when their age difference becomes too much of a problem, and when his work places them in the sights of an unforgiving huntress? 

Do you want to know what's next for the computer geek Galene? Do you wanna meet Artemis? Then listen to this bittersweet story in a world where thinking too swiftly can get you killed.

This is Book 2 of the Hire a Muse series.

What is the god complex universe?
The gods are back in town. Skyscrapers pop out of nowhere all around Athens. Corporations rename themselves as Greek gods. It all started with the Greek crisis of 2009 and it will forever change the world as we know it. Some say that CEOs have gone mad. Others, that they know damn well what they are doing. That there is something solid amongst the myth. In the day of inter-connectivity and social media admiration, can the myths come back to life? 

What happens when a corporation gets a god complex? Find out in our series of books. Described as light cyberpunk, definitely sci-fi, and with a fresh twist on Greek mythology. 

Visit us at: http://www.mythographystudios.com/join-the-mythographers/

©2017 George Saoulidis (P)2018 George Saoulidis

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Awesome, but hard to describe

This is the hardest review I've ever written because I have no idea how to describe this book. It doesn't have a traditional story arc, the story is sort of told in a series of vignettes. A lot of dialogue, so you really feel like you're in the room with the characters instead of being an observer. It's almost like a thought experiment instead of a lot of action. And I loved it though I can't exactly explain why.

Someone compared it to Dark Mirror and I'd say that's a good description of the feeling of this book.

I wish I could write a more helpful review. It's different. I loved it. If you want a book that makes you think, that has interesting characters and is a little bit dark, try it. This is the second book in the series, but it made sense on its own. Though now I want to go read the first one to see if it sets up the world this story takes place in.

Warning -- there is one very explicit oral sex scene. If that's not for you, you could skip that part and not miss out on too much. There's also a lot of adult language, so not recommended for the YA crowd IMHO.

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

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 09-18-18

Twilight Zone and Black Mirror had a baby!

This book was awesome! I knew there would be some twisty, turny stuff but man oh man, when they pulled back the camera on the last chapter, it was like watching Burgess Meredith when he broke his glasses. Un. Real.

The narration was insanely well-done as well.

If you like Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, you will love this!

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  • Kingsley
  • Henely Brook, Australia
  • 08-06-18

Speed up your playback speed

'Slow Up' is book 2 in the series, but each story is standalone, with different characters. The books build a cohesive world, but aren't required reading to understand each other.

'Slow Down' tells the story of IT technician Galene and her relationship with a mysterious man who lives in the office tower penthouse and does data analysis. When she is called up to the penthouse to fix an issue she finds him watching news at 3x speed, without missing a beat. He is 'overclocking life', to go through information quicker and find what is important, to help the company make money. She fixes his IT issue and then finds a way to speed his work up even more, which starts them down the path of a professional, and then personal, relationship. But with his ability to get the right information quickly, he is a sought after man.

The book is mostly about the relationship between the characters, but it's also a discussion / commentary on the 'more more more' life style. The characters discuss how bingeing TV led to speeding it up 10% to get a little bit more in. Then getting used to that and speeding up again, and again and again. They speed up listening to things (like audiobooks)

It does make it should like listening to things at 3x speed is some sort of superhuman feat that will burn you out. But the audible app allows you to go up to 3x speed, and I know people who do listening to books at that speed without missing a beat, and they aren't superhuman. It is just a matter of working up to it through gradual increments.

I enjoyed the characters and the discussion and the story generally, but the last quarter it unraveled somewhat. It rushed towards an ending, jumping months at a time and skipping over a whole lot of stuff.It lost some of it's interest when you are just telling almost dot points in peoples lives, rather than showing the journey along the way.

I guess in some ways the book followed the build up of the characters, slow to begin with, hitting almost every action and thought, and then speeding up as the book goes on until the last few chapters time is flying by. Except in this speed up you do miss things. It's not all the info just coming at you quicker.

Note: there is some very graphic sex scene in the book, so avoid if that is an issue.

Narration is 3.5/5

Narration by Bridger Conklin was good, but took a lit to get used to. Some of his characters (I'm thinking particularly of the boss near the start) sounded very stilted and like the narrator couldn't quite maintain the voice and the flow at the same time. But generally it was good narration. Varied characters, good flow, easy to listen to an understand. No giant glaring issues with it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good Futuristic Techo-Thriller!

Well done, fascinating, very different, in a good way!

I haven't read/listened to the first book in the series, so my introduction to the series starts here. From what I've read each book can stand alone, so I don't feel like I've missed anything integral to the story.

What would you do if you could get through all the information you'll learn in life FASTER? Galene is an IT Tech who meets an intriguing man who lives up in the penthouse. She realizes that he can watch and intake information at a much greater speed than most, and helps him go even FASTER. Follow their story as they embark on a very intriguing journey. There is some sexual situations, so keep that in mind.

I thought it was a great story, and also loved the narration. All in all, a great audiobook! I'd definitely listen to more in the series and from author and narrator.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 08-22-18

pretty good sci fi story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was an interesting follow up to Crying over Spilt Light. Although this is a follow up in that it occurs in the same universe. I would say this could stand on its own. In fact, I would recommend just listening to this one and not the first. Better to read that one due to the audio. This book's audio is exponentially better. The new narrator's style is different. His voices are solid but sometimes his cadence is a bit... odd. As this is a futuristic sci fi technology story, perhaps that was intended... I'm honestly not sure. Anyway, odd cadence or not, I found I enjoyed the listen and story. All in all, I think this is worth checking out if you like a good, oddball sci fi story.

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  • ScottishJay
  • 08-27-18

Enjoyable sci-fi

Hard to describe this book, but I really enjoyed it. It says that this is book 2 of the series but they can be read individually as they focus on different stories. Feels a bit like dark mirror which I really enjoyed.

Narrator performance could have been better

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