Seth Rogan was a shitty spy. Actually, he wasn't a spy at all. Just a guy trying to do the right thing. As a biologist for the largest biotech company in the world, he had a great job, and thoroughly enjoyed all the perks. But when asked to do some tests on the company's genetically engineered (GMO) foods, he became entangled in a trail of corruption, fraud and conspiracy that he wanted no part of, but could not escape from. In a story of mystery and intrigue so true to life it could almost be from today's newspapers, Seth, having bit the hand who fed him, is on the run from them, and the full overreaching strength of the United States government, not as a whistleblower, but as a fugitive, charged with espionage, who finds temporary refuge with an old enemy of the U.S. But his peace is about to be broken as he finds himself in the role of an involuntary spy.
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By Jacky on 08-08-15
I was going to be rather sceptical about this book after the first chapter or so, mainly because it is not read well. However, I changed my mind.
The subject is very interesting, about a man who whistle blows on GMO's and the journey he takes to keep out of trouble.
I know this was a novel but the author at the end does say that there is truth in some of the explanations about the dangers of GMO's and I for one really will look at the labels of my food more carefully, especially if it comes from America.
The main character is portrayed well and his exploits though a little implausible do make for a good story line. The book is let down though by the reader who has a very irritating voice. A good listen for walking the dog.
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By Cyn on 07-04-15
Interesting but disturbing read
If you could sum up An Involuntary Spy: A GMO Thriller in three words, what would they be?
To technical but very close to the truth if it were to be known.
What did you like best about this story?
The humor, how Seth stood up for what he believed in for man kind and would not back down.
Which scene was your favorite?
When they asked him what his name was and he said Barney and the guy that helped him said come on Barney and turned it into the joke it was.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The technical part made it a little boring, but I felt this is our future sad but true so I felt a lose for those who will come after me and what their life will be like.
Any additional comments?
I thought this had an outstanding plot and more real than we could even think. The author points at the end I agree with a lot of what he said. I almost put it down when it got so technical and I felt it was over my head. I felt the author could have got the point across better had he toned it down a little.
With that said if you take most of the technical out it was an outstanding read. With some wonderful characters and a few twist you do not see coming. Others you expect but there is a few in there I thought would go another way. Once I over looked the technical things I really enjoyed the listen.
I thought the narrator has a smooth voice and I did enjoy listening to him. I felt he brought out the tones great for the characters. I really liked Seth and a few others. There are a few wonderful characters that you grow to care about. Some that will surprised you I know they did me.
Honestly if I had read this and not listen to it on audio I would have skip a lot of it. Listening to it on audio I feel sure made this a much better read. The author does give us a powerful message and one that you might want to take a look at. Seth is a bad spy but gets his points across and doesn't back down from what he believes in. I am sure I wouldn't have done half as good as he did when push came to shove. He might be a little nerdy but his heart is in the right place and really all he wants to do what is best for the world while living a quite life.GMO in foods should be everyone's worry and is something we should read up on. I felt the author gave an outstanding story of what could be come of the world in the future.
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