- Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
- Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-27-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Franklin Horton
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Teenager Amanda Castle was like a lot of people, posting pictures of her everyday life to a variety of social media sites. Not everyone who viewed her pictures was there to share in her experiences. One was there to steal her profile pictures.
A terrorist in Frankfurt was desperate to please his leadership. He planned the perfect attack, one in which vulnerable people would be invited through social media to participate in a flash mob. There, the unwitting participants, thinking they were taking part in a random act of kindness, would find themselves engaged in a random act of terror.
His ultimate plan: take the attack to America.
Using Amanda's pictures and the name CamaroChick19, the terrorist attempts to manipulate an unstable and socially-isolated young man named Victor into a position where he will be blamed for the attack. When the friendless Victor becomes obsessed with CamaroChick19, his tenuous grip on reality snaps and his life begins to violently unravel. Before the world closes in on him, Victor is determined to track down Amanda Castle and make her pay for everything that has gone sideways in his life.
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By Lia on 04-14-18
Random Acts" had me from the very beginning. It's a fast-paced story of how social media is manipulated to ensnare users in dangerous situations they simply weren't looking for. The cautionary tale shines a light on the dangers of oversharing, terrorism, and getting too close to online-only friends you've never actually seen or met. I really enjoyed how Horton created sympathy in the reader for even the worst people in the story, the most unsympathetic of characters. His attention to individual feelings and the cause & effect relationship between feelings and events in the story adds a human element to this thriller that thoroughly develops the characters and send the story over the top.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Excellent book with a lot of reality, scary as it could really happen to any of us. Highly recommend!
Kevin Pierce was outstanding with the delivery of the story
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Edain on 04-18-18
Yet Another Excellent Franklin Horton Book!
Typically I lean towards reading Post Apocalyptic stories as I enjoy the genre, but when I saw Franklin Horton had written a new book I was immediately interested.
Random Acts is a really great story with lots of plot twists and action. The character development is well done and you really start caring for them as you get further into the story. Tying Terrorists - Gamers - Social Media Addicts - and Parents together provided enough intriguing situations to keep me engrossed straight through till the end.
Kevin Pierce did an amazing job as the narrator. He sets the bar so high that other narrators can't even begin to keep up.
I recommend this book highly as a great listen!
This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
While I was given this book in exchange for a review, I have reviewed the book honestly to the best of my ability. I would never recommend a book to someone else if I would not purchase it myself
4 of 4 people found this review helpful