Extinction

Mark Alpert, read by Todd McLaren. Tantor Media, unabridged, 12 CDs, 14 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4526-1106-8
Jim Pearce is a former military officer who has developed the technology to build amazing prostheses for veterans returning from war. His daughter Layla works with a hacker organization that reveals government secrets—and she is instrumental in uncovering dangerous classified information about China. The Chinese will do anything to stop Layla before the information is leaked; they've developed an artificial intelligence network called Supreme Harmony that can spy on any government or corporation. But the real danger begins when Supreme Harmony becomes self-aware. Narrator Todd McLaren reads with a slightly gruff tone that gives Pearce a degree of strength. He also adeptly creates voices with suitable tones and accents for the book's other male characters. McLaren doesn't portray the female characters quite as well, using a breathy, slight falsetto that isn't convincing. Still listeners will find much entertainment value of the audio edition of this suspenseful technological thriller. A Thomas Dunne hardcover. (Feb)
Reviewed on: 09/02/2013
Release date: 02/01/2013
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Mass Market Paperbound - 498 pages - 978-1-250-04253-8
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Hardcover - 373 pages - 978-1-250-02134-2
Open Ebook - 384 pages - 978-1-250-02276-9
Book - 978-1-4676-5237-7
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