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Publisher's Summary

See how deep deception goes…in the sci-fi political thriller that has readers screaming for more.
Two weeks after the end of The Beam's first groundbreaking season, one thing is abundantly clear: the more the world changes, the harder those in power work behind the curtain to keep it all the same.
With Shift, the NAU's national election, now just days away, the country's political parties fight even harder to win the citizen's minds—minds that are almost all permanently connected to The Beam, addicted to connectivity more deeply than any drug. Only those with the courage to think for themselves can work to change what seems like a certain future.
Meanwhile, using the screaming pundits on ubiquitous viewscreens as cover, an organization advances human enhancements further than they were ever meant to go—further than the struggling, crumbling NAU can hope to survive.
Doc is still on the run after his near-fatal case of mistaken identity. Kai wants to help him, but not as much as she wants to protect herself—a job that's becoming harder and harder. Leah is stuck with old man Crumb, who has emerged from madness into lucidity with sudden, almost frightening speed. And Nicolai wants nothing more than to cut ties with the Ryans, who have controlled his life since long before he knew their true purpose … but politics is a dirty game, and no one gets away clean.
Shift is heating up. All the petty games played around it have had their stakes raised to lethal levels. And in the face of its relentless, implacable advance, not everyone will make it out alive.
Continue the thrilling series that readers are calling the greatest thing to hit sci-fi in decades. Download the second season of The Beam NOW!
©2014 Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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By Amazon Customer on 02-26-15

The story deapens

What did you love best about The Beam: Season 2?

How we learned new layers to characters and the back story of this future world that we didn't know about in the first season. It helped raise the stakes and deepen the connections of everyone to each other.

What other book might you compare The Beam: Season 2 to and why?

None really, the Nicolais backstory kind of reminded me of The Postman.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Their performances were pretty good. I just wish they could do the male and female voices they do for their character in all the sections and not in just the character viewpoint they are doing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I listened to it on the job and finished it in two days.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to season 3.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

By Michael Elliott on 06-20-15

Another fantastic sequel

The Beam is back--this time it goes deeper into the characters, and in many ways it's more intriguing than the first season. I won't give away any spoilers, but If you loved Season 1, you'll love this. It's dark, intriguing, philosophical without being too much so, and always entertaining.

What I love most about the series is the writing style--it translates incredibly well into audio. I listened to the audio narration, which was fantastic as usual. Podium Publishing seriously has some of the best narrators around. They make this story come ALIVE. The funny thing is that I don't normally read hard sci-fi, but I love this series. Probably the deepest and most complex series in the Sterling & Stone franchises.

I enjoyed this, and I'm looking forward to Season 3. I would recommend you read this while listening to the audio version---honestly, no one should read this series without it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By T. JONES on 04-01-15

Inventive and immersive

Draws you in and holds your attention. We'll thought out and convincing. The only bad bit was the sudden ending leaving you wanting more

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By lohads on 03-26-15

Great story

Can't wait for season 3

Story really makes you think. And could so be possible.

I like the fact there are multiple narrators.

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