The explosive conclusion to Nexus and Crux.
Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neutrally linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.
Against this backdrop a new breed of posthuman children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet's electronic systems and reforge everything in her image. A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same.
Ramez Naam is a professional technologist and was involved in the development of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. He holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a senior associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Please note that following customer feed-back, sections of this product have been re-recorded. New audio has been made available as of 23 October 2015.
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Narrator choice is disappointing.
Story and characters. Horrible narration. One step above my text-to-speech app.
I will let you know when I finish READING the book. There is no way I can make it past hour one of Ms. Canon's "performance".
Either one of the first two narrators in the series. I have no idea why she was chosen for the finale.
- John Mailloux
Apex: Now with horribly racist Chinese accents!
If you ignore the "Asian" voices for a moment, Stephanie Canon is pretty mediocre. She mispronounces a fair number of words (causality becomes casualty, tyrannies rhymes with fannies).
As soon as Ms. Canon began to do her awful, stereotypical caricature of Asian voices, I thought she was going to tell a joke about "flied lice." While it's normal for characters in movies and audiobooks who are speaking another language to speak English with an accent, these are the most horrendous, offensive Asian accents I've ever heard. We're no longer in the era of Charlie Chan talking about "number one son." The only thing that would be worse would be to know that she had put on yellow face for her performance and taped her eyes at a slant.
Her voice acting basically ruined Apex for me, which is a shame, because I had really been looking forward to it.
- reality check