The Know Circuit : The Bridge Chronicles

  • by Gary A. Ballard
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • Series: The Bridge Chronicles
  • 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Artemis Bridge can get you what you need no matter how immoral or illegal, no questions asked. With practiced detachment, he keeps everyone around him at arm's length. But when the city of Boulder is trapped in a mysterious dome, he must set aside his detachment to help his bodyguard Aristotle's search for his missing grandmother. Every step he takes towards the dome deepens the mystery, as he is compelled to seek out the source of the strange happenings. Flaming dragons, cars transformed into robotic golems, a corporate-military quarantine and disturbing visions drive Bridge to a life-altering conclusion.


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this follow-up as not gripping as the first

The Know Circuit is the sequel to Under The Amoral Bridge. It finds our antihero Artemis Bridge going on a road trip to Boulder, Colorado, in search for his bodyguard's grandmother. Following a huge explosion, a black dome has appeared over the city, and Aristotle fears his grandmother is trapped. The explosion also caused people with cyber implants to have a seizure, and Artemis feels strangely pulled towards the dome.

I didn't find this follow-up as gripping as the first book and found my attention drifting because of the amount of geeky science and technology talk and the topic of corporatized government and the philosophy of leadership.

Part of the story also shifted away from Artemis and dealt with a whole different set of characters in order to explain the events in Boulder. I couldn't really warm up to any of them. I would have liked to see more of Aristotle and Artemis' hacker girlfriend as I enjoyed those characters in the first book. At the end, I felt there were several things left unresolved, but I assume these may be picked up again in book 3.

Joe Hempel once again provided a solid narration for this sequel. The voices were distinct and consistent. Great job portraying the dragon! There were no issues with the production.

The story should appeal to cyberpunk enthusiasts and fans of dystopian technology thrillers.

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I didn't find this storyline to be as engaging as the first book. The whole "technomancer" thing was beat into the ground at the end like this story was merely a set up for future stories. In the end it was entertaining.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2015
  • Publisher: Gary Ballard