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Has The Niantic Project: Ingress turned you off from other books in this genre?
I'm definitely dubious about picking up another book based on the mobile game Ingress, or by the same author. And if you don't already know what Ingress is, DEFINITELY skip this one.
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I've been playing Ingress for a few months so I was interested to find this on Audible and picked it up to listen while playing. Definitely don't bother if you don't play Ingress; but even if you do, probably still don't bother.
It's supposed to be telling the story of the early days of the Niantic Project, and follows a couple of the main characters through various escapades. But the writing is pretty horrific. The author has the absolutely terrible tendency of describing objects in way more detail than anyone would ever possibly care or need to know. e.g. "he opened the door of his pale mauve 1998 Cadillac El Dorado with the water resistant wax buff and 2/32" tread depth on all four tires. Pushing the sleeves of his red and green plaid Tommy Hilfiger button-up shirt and checking his grip on his .36 caliber Colt 1851 Navy Revolver with the chrome finish, he looked up the street wondering if he should have a coffee." (Not a real line from the book as it would be too painful to wade through it and try to find a real one, but they'd be pretty close.)
Even if you're interested in the game Ingress, skip this book and listen directly to the Niantic lore summaries on Youtube, IMO..
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It's the beginning to a story. I hope there are more books that carry on the story, but alone, this is not worth listening to/reading. I do enjoy the game quite a bit, though (I'm just about a level 9).
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