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Mirror Maze

Narrated by: Moe Egan
Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
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Best-selling author James P. Hogan presents a riveting, near-future, high-tech thriller about the rise to power of a third American political party - and the potentially lethal consequences of this rise when a nuclear warhead disappears.

©1989 James P. Hogan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Not a story, more of a rant

I got this via my subscription a while ago, sadly it’s to late to return it.
If there is a story in this book I’ve yet to find it. It’s basically an anti government rant of the type that even the most small govt supporter would be embarrassed by.
I have no idea if these are the authors true opinions, but they intrude into every part of the book, to the extent that I’m now about half way through and have no idea what’s going on except that every character seems to hate the government.
It’s a pity really as many of the authors other novels seem to have some basis in science, but this is just an exercise in random anti government complaints.
Personally it makes me wonder if the author was suffering from some kind of breakdown when they wrote this.
The performance is actually quite good, though quite how the narrator managed to finish and not give up in disgust at having to read this drivel is beyond me

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  • Candace
  • 18-12-12

Thought it was a thriller- nope - a political rant

Would you try another book from James P. Hogan and/or Moe Egan?

no

What was most disappointing about James P. Hogan’s story?

I was actually looking under the new releases for Sci-Fi and Fantasy, saw this book and thought I would give this a try. It was an "anti-tax", "big government is the bogeyman and the root of all evil" rant disguised as a story.
I could take the drivel, to each his own opinion, but it completely corrupted the entire book - the guy couldn't even go to the airport without going off on some tangent about how the government ruined everything.
The characters were extremely one dimensional - no depth, all specifically designed to drive home a point - not to weave a good story. The dialogue was forced (evenly laughably at times - so there was some unexpected enjoyment).
I listened to the end, hoping that the Sci-Fi Fantasy portion would come out, hoping for something amazing at the end to redeem the book, but nothing.

What didn’t you like about Moe Egan’s performance?

The speaker was OK - I actually gave her a two because I couldn't tell if I was laughing at her "male impersonations," or the silly dialog that the males were saying. She may be better in a different book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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  • mark
  • 11-03-13

Great Book. Really Fantastic Performance

Another really good book by James P. Hogan. But it is the performance by Moe Egan that I really recommend. She is one of the best narraters in the industry. I will read any book that she narrates. She is that good.

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  • James
  • 17-01-15

Intriguing

Would you listen to Mirror Maze again? Why?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

It was an interesting political mystery involving regular people and the few that control everything. Along the way was an interesting exposé on the effects of excessive regulation.