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Publisher's Summary

Myers is a Relic. Cast out of society by a computer program that's far more efficient at managing and regulating human life than any human ever could be.
The System is running everyone's life. It's quickly becoming smarter than humans, and it no longer has any need for leaders like Myers. There's a technological singularity coming, and only Myers knows how to stop it.
The problem? He doesn't remember anything from the past 15 years. And now he's being hunted.
©2017 Nick Thacker (P)2017 Nick Thacker, Turtleshell Press
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 09-29-17

Very interesting future Will be getting the others

Part techno-thriller, part chase movie. The book was written in a way that you can easily visualize all the action. It was very fast paced and did an excellent job with the science behind the main plot. very well told story by both the writer and the narrator. Definitely will be getting the other two books. Will also be looking for other works by this author.

This audiobook was given to me free and I have left a voluntary review.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Tatiana on 10-25-17

Lots of action but little character interest

I liked the idea for the premise, but had trouble getting into this one. I found the story unstructured and did not care about the characters. There was a lot of action, but I had no reason to care what happened.

It was a bit like reading an account of a boxing match where you are given a blow by blow account of what's going on, but you don't know anything about either contender and have absolutely nothing invested in it. Well, boxer A takes a hard right from boxer b, then boxer A dodges and lands a blow to the midsection. Um . . . good, I guess? What now?

It got a little better as it progressed, but I suppose I just need more sooner. I never felt like I got my time's worth from this one.

I was given this book for free at my request from the author, publisher or narrator and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected my opinions.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 09-18-17


Any additional comments?

"What's the alternative to a plan?" Myers wakes up not knowing where he is, or why he's there. He can't even remember who he is. But he is alone, nothing in sight except a ruined city. So he goes there. Which is where he discovers he is running for his life.
After a really intriguing story start, the plot slowly unwinds as a vision of the society is disclosed. And it is a terrifying one of computer control.
It is fast paced and action packed as well as being replete with technical stuff which, I confess, I didn't understand but which added to the authenticity. As well as battle scenes and computer programs, there's subdefuge and double dealing. Unfortunately, just as the story was reaching a peak, it ended, obviously to be continued. But this was annoying, nevertheless.

The excellent David Dear was the narrator - always a pleasure to listen to his pleasant voice reading: clear, well cadenced and with distinct voicings for all of the protagonists. I received a complimentary copy of Relics: One, at my request, from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. This is obviously set be be a thrilling series, or serial, rather. Although it is an exciting listen, please note that at least one other book, and possibly more, will need to be purchased to complete the story.

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