My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Good Cyberpunk with a Major Cliffhanger
In a [typically] ridiculous dystopian world centered around SoCal and the former state of Nevada (carved up by imminent domain to accommodate the additional conspiracy theories coming out of Area 51). Our Hero (Joshua, Z[er0-Day], Shot, Reaper) is a misplaced genetic experiment turned gang banger/leader and former e-games legend trying his hand as a more traditional death merchant (aka arms dealer) when the deal goes south. Don’t over think this … it is just fun entertainment until the story drops off a huge cliff (-1 star just for that). It loses another star for the gratuitous sex scenes.
As can be expected for the genre … most of the characters are over the top … but surprisingly relatable (with an obvious hero’s journey and potential for redemption). Equally surprising is the lack of anything soooo unbelievable that with just little effort you can slide right on past and still enjoy the story (it really was quite fun to listen to). Overall, the story moves quickly with plenty of action that manages to avoid getting overly descriptive or long (nice balance) and the narration was truly excellent … enough so that despite the crappy cliffhanger, I am tempted to get the sequel just to see what else he does with his world building.
I was given this free advance listener copy (ALC) audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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