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Delta-v

Lu par : Jeff Gurner
Durée : 16 h et 42 min

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The best-selling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation - a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.

When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-Earth asteroid - with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce, and the stakes couldn't be higher.  

Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow 21st-century adventurers - ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers - must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space. They're determined to transform humanity from an Earth-bound species to a space-faring one - or die trying.

©2019 Daniel Suarez (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critiques

"Suarez is the Jules Verne of the digital age." (Frank Schirrmacher, author and publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ

"[Daniel Suarez] is the best author of tech fiction since Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson." (John Robb, futurist and author of Brave New War)

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  • James Heczko
  • 10/05/2019

Daemon Deja Vu in Deep Space

The story follows the basic Daemon pattern ... a brilliant, seemingly evil billionaire has an elaborate plan to change the world. In this case, it's deep space rather than MMO.
The good: Suarez is brilliant at weaving near-future technology into an interesting story that stretches the mind. Jeff Gurner did his usual great job at narration.
The bad: The writing and story are sloppy compared to his prior books. The first 75% of the book could have been cut in half, and the character development wasn't up to Suarez's usual standard.
The inevitable: Clearly this book is screaming for a sequel.
Overall: Worth the credit and glad I spent the time, though I'm hoping the sequel will be more tightly written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02/05/2019

Unsatisfactory second half to promising story.

The opening half of the book is much better than the resulting second half which leaves a great deal in the air and largely ignores it's own premise.

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  • Quincy
  • 10/05/2019

ok story

it was a good concept but completely unbelievable that the first manned deep space mission could be kept THAT secret.

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  • Max B Vockner
  • 06/05/2019

Nothing special here

Having read every book by this author this book lacks the twists and turns of his other books.

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  • Byron Babin
  • 02/05/2019

Disappointed it was not as good as his other books

I’ve listened to all of Daniel Suarez’s books & am a big fan of his work. However, while entertaining, in my opinion, this book isn’t nearly as good as his previous books.

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  • Carl
  • 04/05/2019

"The Martian" on Steroids

Great book about a very Elon Musk type billionaire funding a secret asteroid mining project. However the story is mostly about the adventurous crew that has to survive the hostile challenges of space far away from any help. Great characters and a lot of info on the challenges of space beyond Earth. Plenty of action and, to me, a much more enjoyable and believable listen than "The Martian". I'm a big fan of Daniel Suarez's books and this one is one of his best. Love the reader too.

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  • Ted Tschopp
  • 08/05/2019

Lots of obstacles and no complications


No character changes or developments. The story is on a railroad and is the same basic story of all the authors other novels of the human will overcoming all obstacles.

Pet peeve: everything is compared to the size of something when seen at arms length. Over and over and. Over again

The reader does an excellent job at a bad story.

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  • Jarrett A. Bucknor
  • 08/05/2019

Not Daniel's Best Work

I've listened to all of Daniel's book and this book does not measure up to his other books. The book is an okay listen, the ending was lacking. Jeff did another amazing job reading.

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  • Suspect
  • 24/04/2019

Uncreative and Predictable

Because I've enjoyed Suarez's previous novels and the publisher's summary of Delta-V sounded compelling, my expectations were high. But unfortunately, it was about as predictable, myopic, and cliché as most Michael Bay flicks, e.g. Armageddon, Deep Impact, etc. (In fact, Ben Affleck would be a great guy to cast as James Tighe if Mr. Bay were to bring Delta-V to the big screen.)

I've not the time to write a comprehensive review. So... The plot line is uncreative, predictable, and hackneyed. There are far too many lead characters (a baker's dozen), all of whom are poorly developed and colorless. The writing and dialogue is rather bland. And Jeff Gurner's narration is neither good nor bad; it's just meh. It's gotta be difficult for a solid narrator to narrate at his best when the novel he's narrating is a mess, so can't blame Jeff.

Even though I do not recommend Delta-V, I'm still a fan of Daniel's work...just not this time.

Story: 2.0
Narration: 3.5
Overall: 2.5

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  • Bernie
  • 03/05/2019

Disappointed

I discovered Daniel Suarez based upon the recommendation of “Daemon” by a work colleague. Finally, someone to fill the huge gap left by Michael Crichton’s death. “Freedom ™” was a perfect follow-up. Delta-V does not hold up to those and his others.

I had high expectations and was very disappointed in this book. The story line just never seemed to get going, the plot was highly predictable,and it lacked the events necessary to make it a real page turner for me. Was it horrible? No. It just didn’t meet my expectations based upon his other work. I hope he recovers for the next one.

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  • nettrap
  • Fröndenberg, Deutschland
  • 11/05/2019

Naja

Auch dieses mal macht Suarrz wieder was er am besten kann und gibt eine Prognose ab. Angesichts der Tatdache, dsss auch er nicht immer nur die beste Scifi der Welt produzieren kann ist das auch recht gut gelungen. Die Geschichte ist auch gut und packend erzählt, aber diesmal mangelt es gerade zum Ende hin doch etwas an Substanz. Er hätte sich da durchaus etwas mehr Mühe geben können. Ich habe das Gefühl, er wollte fertig werden.

Insgesamt ein durchschnittliches, solide erzähltes Buch.

ALLES andere was er bisher gemacht hat kann ich nur wärmstens empfehlen.

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  • Schornie
  • 22/05/2019

Breath-taking

I listen to English spoken audiobooks to improve my English-skills. At this point I have to say, that I understood every word, meaning the speaker is very well understandable.

The story itself is great. I had several moments, where my heart-rate went up. I really was hooked and it was difficult, to find a break. But there is family and work to disturb hearing. ;)

So here it is: an absolute recommendation for this book! No hesitation, buy it!

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  • Lukas Strobl
  • Österreich, Ulrichskirchen
  • 16/05/2019

Etwas enttäuscht

Daemon und Freedom gehören zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsbüchern, deswegen habe ich mich auch schon sehr auf das neue Buch von Suarez gefreut, war diesmal aber etwas enttäuscht.

Es wird auch diesmal eine Geschichte erzählt in der Technologie eine Rolle spielt welche zwar so noch nicht existiert, aber nicht fantastisch wirkt. Allerdings lässt sich das neue Buch sehr viel Zeit mit Details die später von geringer Relevanz sind.

Die Charaktere sind sympatisch und wenn es einmal in die Gänge kommt wird es auch spannend, aber leider ist das dann oft nicht von langer Dauer und driftet wieder ab in Passagen in denen sehr wenig passiert. Auch haben mir größere Aha-Erlebnisse gefehlt.

Ich war diesmal echt froh als das Buch vorbei war, was ich das erste Mal bei einem Suarez Roman erlebt habe.

Kein schlechtes Buch aber mir gefallen die anderen Werke besser.

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  • Markus M
  • 15/05/2019

Spannend

Sehr spannend, aber nicht der beste Roman von Suarez.

Ein etwas "ruhmreicheres" Ende hätte es verdient gehabt.

Der Sprecher ist wie immer toll und gibt jedem Charakter eigene Stimmen und Akzente.

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  • J. Tietjen
  • Bonn, NRW
  • 06/05/2019

Gasp... Wow!

I have read everything Daniel Suarez has written up today... and this is the most dramatic story of all. Read it, or better, hear it on Audible. Jeff is an incredible narrator.