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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. Book one (Rath's Deception) was a gripping and thrilling novel. I had to find out what happened next. Like many mystery/thriller novels, you're left wanting more, more, more. This is a great addition to The Janus Group series, one that doesn't fall short of a new, enticing story as a stand alone book.
What did you like best about this story?
I enjoyed the depth that this novel takes readers into the underlying elements of the story. To go into detail here would spoil the read, but Platt answers the necessary questions that were left from book one, and gives readers new thought provoking scenarios looking forward into book three.
Have you listened to any of James Fouhey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my second listen to Fouhey's performances. I enjoyed this novel more than book one, but this is preferenced by any lack of character performances that changed between the two novels in the series thus far. I think this is a testament to Fouhey's ability to keep characters unique, and as a listener, it allows me to immerse into a novel far easier with the continuity.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Exposure comes at a high price.
Any additional comments?
I was a large fan of the first novel, and now I am a fan of The Janus Group series. I look forward to book three's availability.
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Rath's Gambit, Book 2 of Piers Platt's The Janus Group picks up immediately where Book 1 finished. Rath must first remove his hemabots and turn off the automatic feed from his implants. He then embarks upon hooking up with contractor 339, but she fails to show. In desperation, Rath teams up with the disgraced and now fired detective Bousoran that assists in sleuthing out her location. In parallel, agent 339 has been sentenced to a prison camp out in the territories after a botched theft attempt. When Rath manages to bust her out of prison, they end up in the clutches of the Janus Group. The power structure behind the Janus Group is also revealed.
The sci-fi elements are in line with Book 1 with FTL spaceships and the nearly magic forge backpacks that can make almost anything needed if the plans are available. The writing is rather crude and the characters are becoming a bit rigid and formulaic with Rath the remorseful, 339 the cold blooded killer, and Bousoran the boy scout, but the story is compelling and engaging.
The narration is quite well done with an excellent range of voices, although delivery is a tad on the slow side.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful