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Never in doubt about the plot. A decent effort at explaining high frequency trading and the inside workings of an exchange. Narrator was difficult to listen to.
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See, Mark Russinovich is the ubber-geek who can speak colloquial English.
You know like meeting a space alien who talks like he came from Philly. He can explain so that I can suddenly mutter… "Good God! We're all in a LOT of trouble."
Here he digs into the space where computer security meets VERY VERY VERY Big Money. And he explains exactly what opportunity (or threat) lurks between the left scissor edge of computer engineering and the right edge of international financial transaction.
First I'm warning you NOT TO LISTEN TO THIS BOOK… first. Go get Russinovich's "Zero Day" first. Because you probably will after you hear this novel. And since it's a continuing ensemble cast, hey… why not enjoy all of the feelings and back-stories as they grow through Mark's second novel, "Trojan Horse" (and his best), and then come here to Rogue Code?
Johnny Heller does a terrific job. I was disappointed though with the Jeff Aiken (hero) - Darlyl Haugen (demoted heroine) relationship's direction. They were so much more interesting twin parts of whole lead character in Zero Day and Trojan Horse. The altered path seemed like some sort of personality-ectomy. Hope the partnership gets renewed.
Oh yeah, that teaser up above… The Steven-King-terror-inducing-talent of Mark Russinovich is that what his stories tell-about will escape from his cloud and will probably happen quite soon, maybe tomorrow. YIPES!
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What did you like most about Rogue Code?
The descriptions of how the world manages money for the top 1%
What did you like best about this story?
The insights into a strange world the masses have no control over, we are at their mercy.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Pretty monotonous voice actor, sentences paragraphs and chapters seemed to blend into one another, it sometimes took a while before I realised he had moved on to a different section he was so lacking in dynamics.
Sounded bored, I started to wonder if this was just some guy from the back office reading as the actor contracted for this book was ill that day.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not really, steady and slow but worth the listen.
Any additional comments?
Will avoid this reader and read the physical book if there is no other option. But look forward to Mark Russinovich's next novel!
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, but it very a great "read". It took a while to get used to the narrator though. Overall I would definitely recommend it.
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