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Change Agent Audiobook

Change Agent: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself.

On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle - and his transformation begins....

In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol's most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform "vanity edits" on human embryos for a price. These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution - preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology.

With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol agents discover that one figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing.

But the Huli jing have identified Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to find he's been genetically transformed into someone else - his most wanted suspect: Wyckes.

Now a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, Durand is determined to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the mysterious - and highly valuable - change agent. But Durand hasn't anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be. With the technology to genetically edit the living, Wyckes and his Huli jing could be anyone and everyone - and they have plans to undermine identity itself.

©2017 Daniel Suarez (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Scapatchi 20/05/2017
    Scapatchi 20/05/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant"

    Just like Daemon and Influx, Daniel Suarez does not disappoint. A riveting book of a future I wish to live in and scared to face and live in. This is the future and CRISPR is changing the world and humanity. Let's hope it's the right path and that we go the right way.
    Loved the book and great flow. The world is at the cusp of Change Agent and we must pay attention.

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    Paul 24/04/2017
    Paul 24/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great Daniel Suarez novel."

    All of his books are great, and this is no exception. Also, Jeff Gurner does a really good job as narrator.

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  • Christopher
    CAPE CORAL, FL, United States
    23/04/17
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    "Still wrapping my head around it..."

    I'm a huge fan of Suarez previous work, and his set of Daemon and Freedom TM is my favorite story. That being said, I must say I never got attached to the main character in this book. He is a bit of a bleeding heart, who I personally would never see eye to eye with... but I'm leaving that out of my criticism here, being that's a personal taste thing.
    It's the tactical errors he makes I'm mostly bothered by. I can't divulge without giving up plot points, but I will say he places himself in some precarious positions through sheer stupidity, and blind faith.
    I would have enjoyed a little more development from the partner's (Yi) investigative side.
    With the bleeding heart male figure, and women who lead by force, and the main characters metamorphosis resembling a very 'active' Hollywood Star currently making movies at a feverish pace (you smell what I'm cookin?) it Feels as if it were written for the big screen, which I'm hoping for Suarez sake that happens. He absolutely deserves it. I just wish someone would make a big budget version of Daemon for the big screen instead.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Vipage
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    07/05/17
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    "Great story with a seemingly rushed ending."

    I loved the progression of the story, but the end felt rushed to the degree that when the antagonist finally gets his due, its anticlimactic. Bummer.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • David Mcjunkin
    Long Beach, CA
    10/05/17
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    "Another fast paced Suarez techno thriller"

    If you've liked other Suarez books, you'll probably like this one, his other books have been futuristic but take place in our timeline, this one takes place in 2045 in the black market of gene editing. I've read all his other published books and really liked this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • NotMe
    07/05/17
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    "love all of Daniel Suarez's stuff with Jeff Gurner"

    really great performance by Jeff Gurner can't wait until the next book hopefully it will be out soon

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    Mankato, MN, United States
    22/05/17
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    "cartoony writing with a few​ interesting ideas"

    The writing is mediocre at best but often cringe inducing, yet there are a few interesting ideas presented.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I. Davis
    Okinawa Japan
    05/05/17
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    "Suarez knocks it out the park again!"

    Starts slow but WELL worth the wait. This book made me wonder how far I would go to find myself. Does our DNA define us, our actions? Or is it something deeper, not quantifiable? Daniel Suarez definitely got this one right and his near future setting is real enough to be believed.

    I did not put this book down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    24/04/17
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    "A terrifying look into our future"

    I really enjoyed Daemon by Daniel Suarez so when I saw that Change Agent was coming out, I had to get it. I pre-ordered it from Audible (something I rarely do) and the day that it arrived I was lucky that I was just about to finish the last book I started.

    Change Agent is a story about Kenneth Durand an Interpol agent who is mysteriously changed into someone that he is not. Not just a small change either, but a full change. So much so that he quickly realizes that he is a wanted man and that this will forever change the way that the police will be able to solve crimes.

    There are two authors that I read that remind me of Michael Crichton. Douglas E Richards and Daniel Suarez. Suarez is able to weave what is going on today with what he thinks will come in the future and it's terrifying. I work in a technology firm and he's not wrong with what he's thinking. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of what was written in Change Agent comes true at one time or another.

    Durand as a character allowed the reader to follow along with someone as their own opinions of people and things they fought for so long was changing. Kenneth grew many times throughout Change Agent and really became one of the more dynamic characters I've read in a long time.

    The overall story was one of the best I've read this year. It kept me wondering throughout and I honestly couldn't put this book down. I kept saying "one more chapter" late into the night. Each chapter brought me closer to the end, but I promise that this book will have a hold on my mind for a while.

    A fast-paced technothriller on par with every Crichton novel I've ever read, maybe even a little more terrifying. Suarez took things that are real today and showed us what could happen in the future if we're not careful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ant Pruitt
    Charlotte, NC
    28/05/17
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    "not my fav, but enjoyable"

    this was really nerdy. A lot of explanation was done that probably could have been ommitted. I enjoyed it over all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Megan Mackenzie Edson
    25/05/17
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    "enjoyed!"

    good job author! suspenseful story, excellent narrator he's very talented, i would recommend this audio book to a friend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David White
    25/05/17
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    "Another excellent entertainment investment"

    Loved it. Excellent narrator and story. Kept me interested the whole way. Sad to see it end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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