Bluescreen : Mirador

  • by Dan Wells
  • Narrated by Roxanne Hernandez
  • Series: Mirador
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times best-selling Partials Sequence, comes the first book in a new sci-fi noir series.
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni - a smart device implanted right in a person's head. In a world where virtually everyone is online 24 hours a day, this connection is like oxygen - and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.
Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, but she lives on the net - going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends, Sahara and Anja. And it's Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen - a virtual drug that plugs right into a person's djinni and delivers a massive, nonchemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

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not bad, but difficult narrator

I have enjoyed Dan Wells before, but he never hooked me really deeply, it felt the same here. the book had a decent premise and a fine plot, but it never really launched in my mind. this might still have been a great listen if the narrator had been good, but her depiction and voice really turned into a barrier. Roxanne Hernandez voiced several characters in a patronizing, falsely jovial tone. I thought it might be situational at first, but she carried that tone through every peril and victory. it probably wouldn't have kicked me out of the experience if the story had grabbed me, but with both feeling mediocre, I had to force myself to finish the book.
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- Dennis Bingham

A Solid Series

I grabbed this book because I've been listening to Dan's writing advice for years and wanted to see examples of his work. It's a compelling story with a strong ensemble and an excellent protagonist. I enjoyed the world he put it in and the potential for stories within that world. I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator on this one but that might just be personal preference. I like that all of the characters are women and aren't just in men's roles. I'm impressed at how well Dan wrote compelling female characters that seem authentic. I look forward to more of this series.
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- Talondc

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio