Friday, November 6, 2015

The Path - Audiobook Review





Synopsis:


All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything already.

In a future world that is run by computer systems and that is without want, how can a man find his role? Then, if the very computers he works on to try to make them more human suddenly try to kill him, revealing a secret so vast that it affects every living soul on the planet, can that man be a hero?

These are the questions that face the stumbling, comic, and certainly flawed Simon Bank. His job is to work with the System’s artificial intelligence, making it fit more perfectly into human society so that it can keep the country running smoothly. But when the System threatens the peaceful world he knows, Simon suddenly must rush to save his own life, as well as the life of everyone on earth. Forced to reassess everything that he thought he knew, he is caught within circumstances way beyond his control.

Simon’s only hope is to rely on intellect and instincts he didn’t know he had, and on new friends, not all of them human, to change himself and all humanity. And he doesn’t have much time.


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My Thoughts:

The Path is a very powerful story.

No, I don't mean that it is going to change your life if you read it, more it conveys a world that could very well become reality. I certainly won't see it in my life time, but future generations may just face this.

The characters are fairly well defined and their interaction believable. The bond that formed between Simon and System was not unlike that between a parent and child. 

There is however quite a lot of technical jargon and dialogue which many will find does not hold their attention, and at times I found myself tuning out when there seemed to be dialogue and detail that could possibly have been left out.

The narrator Jonathan Yen did a good job, however at times it was difficult to distinguish who was supposed to be talking. 

For lovers of science fiction and dystopian, you might like to give The Path a try.

Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 3.5 dragonflies


Author's Bio:


Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.


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