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I have been an audible user for tens years and average two books a month, this is my first review....
I started by receiving a copy of the written version of this book and whilst I didn't want to put it down - I took it on a short sea voyage intending to finish it in one go, uninterrupted. Having spoken enthusiastically to my father in law about the plot, content and indeed the author I gave in to his pleading and gave him my copy as the audible version had just been released. What a great move - for me the audible version brought the characters more to life than before.
With some obvious technical knowledge the story takes the listener on a journey through a frightening insight into what the future of medical research could hold and all the implications and twists that authorities will pursue to get that power and hide their dirty secrets along the way.
Excellent choice of author and a recommended download
CERUS is the company to work for, and Tom Faraday has just been headhunted to work for them. His career couldn't get any better. But after Faraday attends the opening ceremony for the new CERUS Tower he cannot remember much. He wakes up 2 days later and is almost late for work. And that's just the beginning of his problems.
The narration for Interface was done by Daniel Philpott who I've never listened to before. Philpott does a really great job turning a technical book into one that is easy to read and listen to. When you can do that with a detailed book like Interface, I think that you will have a long and enjoyable career narrating Technothrillers and Hard Science Fiction novels.
If Tony Batton hasn't worked in high-tech fields I would be amazed. The amount of accuracy within the pages and minutes of Interface were just amazing. I know that there was (and will be) some speculative parts, but that's what makes it fiction. The scariest kind of fiction is that which feels like it's either already true or could become true any moment.
Batton takes one of those scary "what if" scenarios and turns it into a "woah" kind of story. The characters within were really well thought out and played their parts perfectly. Their strengths and weaknesses were on full display and Batton made full use of each character.
The feel of the book was what got me. I honestly felt like I couldn't put it down. The pages and minutes just absolutely flew by. Sure, the narration helped this a bit, but the story-telling is just great. I honestly hope that Batton continues to write within this genre (or one similar to it). I feel like he could be the next Crichton or Douglas E Richards.
I just have one thing to say. Tony Batton is a force to be reckoned out for in the Technothriller genre. Seriously, be on the lookout for more from him.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I tried to push through to the end, but it was just too plodding of a story to do so.