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BrainWeb Audiobook

BrainWeb

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Publisher's Summary

When the Academy Awards become the target of a brutal terror attack, only one man can stave off massive bloodshed.

Mind's Eye, the novel that introduced Nick Hall, was a runaway Kindle best seller. Now Hall returns in a riveting standalone thriller set in an Internet future that is just around the corner. From the New York Times best-selling author of Wired.

Nick Hall, an unwilling recipient of brain implants, can surf the Web with his thoughts and read minds. And while this makes him one of the most formidable men on Earth, he is determined to stay off the grid. But when terrorists seize control of the Academy Awards and vow to butcher the world's most beloved stars one by one in front of an international television audience, Hall is forced to reveal his astonishing capabilities.

Now power players around the world will stop at nothing to capture him. And as the secretive group working with Hall begins to unravel, he is sure of only two things: He has been betrayed by someone close to him. And the stakes he is playing for could not be any higher....

Based on actual research on thought-controlled Web surfing, BrainWeb is a smart thriller that raises a number of intriguing possibilities about a future that is rapidly approaching.

©2014 Douglas E. Richards (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SFBook.com)

"Richards is a tremendous new talent...." (Stephen Coonts)

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    anthony 24/02/2017
    anthony 24/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyable."

    This was another very enjoyable listen and followed on from book 1. It kept me guessing wright up until the end. But even better just as i was finishing i spotted that audible have book 3 out and ready for me to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S Wood 02/03/2016
    S Wood 02/03/2016
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    "Thought Provoking Spy type novel"

    This incorporates issues from today with the what-if's of tomorrow. Fast-paced it has all the hallmarks of a James Bond action film with what would be the consequences if people could access the internet through mind implants. Attractive as it can be the book highlights "be careful what you wish for".
    I found the characters engaging and I wanted to know what was going to happen- the narrator was good as he was able to give distinctive voices to the characters so tha you could easily pick up on who was speaking without sounding idiotic.
    If you want a fast paced action novel that makes you stop and say "what would I do" then I would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    fuzzy 26/09/2015
    fuzzy 26/09/2015
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    "fantastic read"

    great book. kept me wanting to listen all the time. Thank you author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mandy liverpool 13/05/2017
    mandy liverpool 13/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "surprising"

    i didnt really enjoy this book at first and kept coming back to it, it got better and better as it went on, chapter 3 it picked up not my usual genre but i really enjoyed it, would recommend

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  • Seydon
    Saint-Eustache, QC, Canada
    20/11/15
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    "Very Preachy"

    The first book of the installment was far better. This one is very preachy and goes on and on about one's belief, and then a lengthy, boring debate between two sides regarding technology, and then more preaching. It also feel very unpolished, the dialogue sometimes sounds like a TV script rather than a book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FocusedOnTheJourney
    11/08/16
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    "Really?"

    Seriously this guy has really interesting science and tech in his books but he tells the exact same story over and over. Jihadists are going to wipe out America. This is seriously the plot to ALL of his books. He uses the phrase "bad actors" over and over in every single book and repeats so many other phrases that it's like his books are made from a template. It's ridiculous smh. For a guy writing fiction, he certainly has very little originality or imagination. It makes me sad because the theories on the sciences and tech are really cool. What a shame.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    28/01/17
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    "A great continuation of the series"

    As I've written in numerous other reviews, Douglas E. Richards is a master of his craft. In my opinion, he writes technothrillers better than anyone else writing today. BrainWeb was no different.

    Picking up where Mind's Eye left off, we are once again in the midst of someone who can surf the web from his head and read other people's minds if they get too close. While this may sound insane, the way that Richards writes the story had me tripping over every word to get to the end.

    Nick Hall is a really great protagonist. He's incredibly likable and understands that what he has is a gift. He tries to only use his powers for good and tries not to use them against his friends and colleagues.

    The opening scene had me glued to my seat. The fictional attack that Richards writes about drew me in so quickly that I didn't even know an hour had passed before I felt like I took a breath.

    What ends up happening to Nick and his friends in BrainWeb is thriller writing at it's finest. Every scene showed just how fragile the system that they were using was and it felt like there were bad guys lurking around every corner.

    Overall, if you enjoyed the first Nick Hall book, I would almost guarantee that you'll enjoy this one. If you like a good technothriller, check out the first book first and then come back to BrainWeb for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dale Herrick
    Liberty, MO
    20/11/15
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    "Fiction that will no doubt happen!!!"

    Listening. To if was great. Easy to follow but not predictable. This is my second read of Richards
    certainly not my last.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shawn
    05/07/15
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    "Great story – just some blah character interaction"

    The story is great. But in my opinion a lot of the conversation between the characters was a little too simple and cliché. This does not ruin the book, It just detracts from my enjoyment of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • GMD
    03/07/15
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    "Fun and inventive story."

    Most of the characters are one dimensional with little complexity. I did not feel a strong connection with them until quite a bit into the book, partly because the writer seemed to try too hard to make you care for them early on.
    The narrator while really good, at times did not exude enough gravitas for some parts that needed it. The end was a little too perfect of an ending for me but maybe I am a cynic!
    Even with those issues, I really had a fun time listening to the story. The story line, the technology, the banter between characters and the pacing where all great. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don Crow
    SoCal
    14/06/15
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    "Good story"

    Better story than I expected. Well narrated. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I listened to it while driving to Texas and it kept me interested all the way.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    30/08/17
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    "Brain v.s. Web: Interesting ndeed"

    Hum, well Mr author I do my own research as do others I am in constant communication with. Some of which are highly empathic, we do not have to research ourselves because our own research is from a world you have never known and probably never will because something's are reachable only by a True belief in the Great Unknown and not by a unbeliever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/07/17
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    "good book, good reader"

    the narrator read the book in a enjoyable way. it was a good book and interesting to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    23/05/17
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    "Feels like the future"

    This is a nice follow up and continued Nick's story in worthy fashion. While I found a few of the mistakes made by characters to be nearly unbelievable, it didn't detract from the enjoyment factor. After all, people are stupid. If you haven't​ read the series, don't start here. Grab book 1, Mind's Eye. I'm starting book 3 now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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