• The Dark Side of Science

  • Devya's Children, Book 0
  • By: Julie C. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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The Dark Side of Science

By: Julie C. Gilbert
Narrated by: Brian Troxell
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Publisher's summary

The mind can hold powerful secrets.

When Dr. Jessica Paladon worked for her friend, Dr. Dean Devya, she helped create Nadia, one of the world's few Minders. Tough circumstances drove her away from that life, and to protect the secrets, she willingly took a drug that induced amnesia.

But now she needs those memories.

Two children - her children - Nadia and Varick, are competing in a winners-take-all, losers-might-die competition for the biggest secret government contract out there. They're fighting for the right to exist.

If Jessie can't remember, how will she help them survive?

©2016 Julie C. Gilbert (P)2016 Julie C. Gilbert

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Great narration, good story.

The narration was spot on and engaging. The story was good but I feel like there was a lot of information I was missing.

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Great SyFi

I received this book from the author during a Facebook party with Book Rythm. I usually don't read SyFi but I was familiar with the authors poetry book and had read her mystery book, The Collins Case. Both were excellent. Although I was surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did, It makes me what to know what led up to this story. How the concept began. There must be a book before this.(note to self to check)
The author is a very well knowledged scientific writer. She makes all the 'over my head' stuff understandable, and interesting. Great book for any age. There was a good ending to the story but an opening for another episode in the life of Devya's Children. You won't be disappointed.
The narrator did a great job with the voices. A bad narrator can ruin a good book. Mr. Troxell did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.

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Fabulous

This book was amazing. I enjoyed every bit and the characters were wonderful. The narrator is great.

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SCI-FI FANTASY THRILLER ON HUMAN GEN-ENGINEERING.

WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

DARK SCI-FI THRILLER INVOLVING SMALL CHILDERN AND GENETIC ENGINEERING .
INTRIGUING, THRILLER SUSPENCE ADVENTURE.

ACCEPTABLE FOR TEENS AND OLDER.

NARRATOR IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

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A disturbing story

This was a story about genetically enhanced children. Jesse left her job to hopefully get away from practices that she knew were wrong . Her 2 children were due to start a challenge of sorts when Jesse was brought back so the director could access her mind. He wanted to learn how to create a mind bender. He used her children as a key to get her to cooperate. She was desperate to save them when she found out the loosing team would die. Her daughter Nadia managed to put a wrench in their plans. A great story with characters that made turn the pages.

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really good book

This book was really good. So much happens, its so sad how the man uses these kids to do bad things. They might have started as since experiment, but this guy thought he had everything going for him, but the girl pulled one over on him. Can't wait to get my hands on the next book.

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A Sleeper don't miss this book it is great

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. the plot is complex and nicely of the beaten path. Something excitingly different. it flows well, the characters are well developed as important it makes you stop and think.

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A page turner!

A gripping story about genetically engineered children, and the government’s plan to use them… The children turn the tables… Did the adults really understand the endgame of the children? I’m not sure it’s entirely revealed in the book – I can’t wait to learn more in the succeeding books, and to see the children grow and develop their gifts. I received a free copy of this audiobook, with no obligation.

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Interesting concept

A cool premise, but the characters were a bit too exaggerated— or maybe two dimensional? People were super-human or naive or evil. Not a lot of soul searching was going on despite the potential for such in the themes.

There were also a lot of surprise super powers introduced at very convenient times.

Still I enjoyed it more as an action thriller than as sci fi. It’s also an easy listen with good narration that keeps you engaged.

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A good story.

Julie C Gilbert did a good job on the story the narrator did a good job with the different characters. thoughts of things that could possibly happen in the future. I hope that you enjoy this book if you pick it up to read it

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