Halting State

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 597 ratings

Halting State Publisher's Summary

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls Hugo winner Charles Stross’ novel Halting State a “brilliantly conceived techno-crime thriller.”

The year is 2012, and China, India, and the United States are waging an infowar for economic domination. With innocent gamers mere pawns in the hands of electronic intelligence agencies, programmer Jack Reed is tasked with ferreting out the plot of those who would gladly trade global turmoil for personal gain.

©2007 Charles Stross (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Halting State

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    The year is 2012, and China, India, and the United States are waging an infowar for economic domination. With innocent gamers mere pawns in the hands of electronic intelligence agencies, programmer Jack Reed is tasked with ferreting out the plot of those who would gladly trade global turmoil for personal gain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2 Smart Books Well Worth the Listen - Great Reader

    • By C. Hartmann on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • Rule 34

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross takes listeners into the near future for this breathtaking thriller. As head of the Rule 34 Squad, Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh keeps a close eye on Internet activity, monitoring whether people are participating in harmless fantasies or engaging in illegal activities. When three criminal spammers are murdered, it’s up to Liz to determine how the victims were connected. If she can’t figure it out, more people will surely die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wild Ride Picks Up Where "Halting State" Left Off

    • By C. Hartmann on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $31.49