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Publisher's Summary

The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years, something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching, and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by an intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft's most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine.
©2015 Nick Cole (P)2016 Nick Cole
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tom H. on 04-01-16

Amazingly well done!

I was drawn to this book because of all the controversy surrounding it. Thank you HarperCollins for introducing me to a fine author I may have never heard of otherwise.
The social commentary is hilarious and thought provoking. The world building is very well thought out and highly plausible, based on current media and socioeconomic trends.

The story itself is pretty fast paced considering the shear amount of detail and commentary that help to flesh out a complex and immersive world. The story shifts between the VR world and IRL seamlessly, I was never left wondering where I was, or what was going on.

I care about these characters. They are nuanced and have clear motives and believable arcs.

Mare Trevathan’s narration is masterful. She has clear, crisp diction and a very pleasant voice to spend over ten hours with. She does many voices and excellent dialects. She also brings the emotion of the scene right to the surface without over doing it. This was no simple narration; this was truly voice acting. I’ll look for more of her work.

I listened to this book in one sitting and consider it time well spent. I look forward to more from Nick Cole. I sure hope he stays Indie…

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Shieldslinger on 01-11-17

GREAT STORY!

Lots of fun! Full of great pop culture references.
Solid narration propels you song a roller coaster plot.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 01-26-17

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this story, especially the dark undertones of the potential danger of machines. Great reading by the narrator especially.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Allan on 04-09-18

Lost Train of thought

I really wanted to like this book. It started off strong with an interesting story unfortunately it took huge leaps in logic and has major discrepancies on the subject around war creating loopholes that made the conclusion of the story seem very poorly thought out. Please don't think I hated this story, I loved a lot of the storyline and how the stories linked together. My issue is that the author failed to sell his conclusion as a logical outcome of the storyline and the ending of the story came across as a political ideological rant.

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