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The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster". A second, greater geocache is within reach - if the Virals are up to the challenge.

But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box - a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb is out there - a real one - and the clock is ticking.

©2013 Kathy and Brendan Reichs (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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  • Ken
  • Oil Trough, AR, United States
  • 06-20-13

Beathtakingly fast, stunningly crafted

Code, the 3rd book in the Virals series, did not disappoint as a story or as a continuation. By itself, Code is a whirlwind thriller full of science, deduction, betrayal, danger, and frighteningly real characters. As a continuation, Code fed just enough new information into the ongoing mystery of the Virals' existence to keep me interested without leaving me hanging (much).
What I liked the best about the Virals series is that Kathy Reichs (and now helped by Brendan Reichs) is not afraid to take risks with the main characters. They are mercilessly put through trials by fire, trials by emotional ruin, and trials of conscience, and each time, they rise to the occasion and deliver amazingly.
My favorite part of Code itself...? The Gamemaker. Without revealing too many spoilers, the Gamemaker was fascinatingly cunning, ruthlessly determined, and psychologically terrifying. He wasn't your typical YA villain who pushes the young protagonists into a dark closet, leaving them plenty of time to escape. Not at all. He was evil and dark and hunted his prey like a wolf hunts a rabbit.
I also really enjoyed getting to see the Virals all growing up a little. That must be a very hard trick to pull, because very few authors do it well, if they do it at all. But the authors of Code did it very well, blending newfound maturity with expanded responsibility and newfound feelings that are very real and well-known to anyone who's ever been a teenager.
The return of narrator Cristin Milioti also makes me very happy. She reads the voice of Tory perfectly, and I love the well-planned special effect that are thrown in at just the right moment.
5/5 would listen again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Amazing book

This book is a really good book I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
It was an amazing ,attention holding book!!!

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Another stellar performance by this narrator!

Would you listen to Code again? Why?

Yes, I think this book and the others in the series are some of the best ones I've heard in a long time. I was hooked from book 1.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hiram as in other books. He provides comic relief as well as smarts.

Which character – as performed by Cristin Milioti – was your favorite?

Hiram. She did great on his voice throughout the series/

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!! If I could have, I would have.

Any additional comments?

Another great story and stellar narration!

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Love this series!

Kathy Reichs is one of my favorite writers and this series doesn't disappoint.

I can't wait for the next book in this series.

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Viril vivid

Great narration. Story kept up the theme so far and delivered an enjoyable listen. Waiting for next one. Good characters.

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unique & fun

If you could sum up Code in three words, what would they be?

Captivating fun original

Who was your favorite character and why?

Torri she has a heart for Coop, a very special puppy

What does Cristin Milioti bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the way she interprets the characters both emotionally and verbally she's consistent throughout the series

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Tori discovered coop and rescue him

Any additional comments?

kept me engaged for 3 books I'm ready for the next

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  • nan
  • New Iberia, LA, United States
  • 05-05-13

Viral series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Love this series. I just love the story line and wonder where the author will go .

Who was your favorite character and why?

The whole viral group

What about Cristin Milioti’s performance did you like?

Love the way the whole book was read

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

..?

Any additional comments?

Can not wait for the next one. Only certain books and authors I listen to but this author is definitely audio only. One of the best.

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Good Performance; story premise didn't fly with me

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I love Kathy Reichs books. The premise of this story didn't seem realistic to me, but the story itself was very good. If I suspended belief in the fundamental story, the rest was great - a real page turner.

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