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WWW: Wake

Written by: Robert J. Sawyer
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy,Jennifer Van Dyck,A. C. Fellner,Marc Vietor,Robert J. Sawyer
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Publisher's Summary

Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind.

But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Robert J. Sawyer.

©2009 Ace (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the critics say

"The thematic diversity - and profundity - makes this one of Sawyer's strongest works to date." (Publishers Weekly)

"Unforgettable. Impossible to put down." (Jack McDevitt)

"Thoughtful and engaging, and a great beginning to a fascinating trilogy." (Robert Charles Wilson)

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People of Good earth...

What an adventure, full of twists and turns, one really feels a connection with the characters, so well informed and researched, not only a fictional story but also a learning experience , well done and cant wait to continue with the second book in the trilogy

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Felt longer than it needed to be, and a bit frustrating.

I'm a longtime fan of Robert J Sawyer. Very much enjoyed other trilogies but I won't be continuing this one. Especially not on audible: not only was it challenging to listen to a robotic voice read out zeros and ones at length, but listening to characters mispronounce frequently used words like ASCII (here they pronounce it ask-key when the simplest cursory search would've shown it is pronounced ass-kee). There are also a number of plot lines that are never revisited or closed off in any meaningful way, and to some extent I can understand leaving room for sequels, significant chunk of time or devoted to these plot lines and they did not benefit the story at all. I also find a plot that depends immature and selfish on teenager logic to feel quite frustrating. I'm going to move on to a different author for a little while.

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beautiful

Like all of Robert J. Sawyer's works so far, thoughtful, well researched, compellingly written, mind expanding and beautiful. Thank you!

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