Quicker is a near-future SciFi/Thriller whose young heroine, Ell Donsaii, is an intrepid athletic phenom who reminds one of David Weber's Honor Harrington. Like Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Ell is also a mathematical genius who, instead of counting sheep, works on her own theory of quantum mechanics to help her drift off to sleep. At once shy and concerned about her social skills, yet well loved by those around her, she finds herself at the center of a terrorist plot at the Olympics. The terrorists never contemplated trying to hold a hostage with the unbelievable quickness and athleticism of Ell Donsaii! A tradition of young, strong, brilliant, female heroines like Honor, Lisbeth, and Katniss Everdeen is continued.
©2011- Laurence Earl Dahners (P)2014 Laurence Earl Dahners
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Dammit! I only listened this to pass time. Now I'm hooked like all these other bums! First it was Vaz, and now it's this one.
"Upbeat and fun contemporary science fiction story"
I have read all of the Ell Donsaii stories with great enjoyment. This is the first of the series in audio format and hope that the rest are forthcoming. This story is very upbeat, like all of Laurence E. Dahners stories are. It makes for an light hearted escape, and admiration of such a good hearted character. Ell is such a good person and she's off the charts intelligent, brave, forgiving, kind and just the sort of person I hope is out there.
"Wish there were more"
The Ell series is one of my favorites. I have now listened to this audio book three times and wish he would put the rest of the series on audio. My only complaint about this product is that towards the end the narrator starts adding r's to words that end in a's. Sometimes Anna is Anner sometimes not or Beretter instead of Beretta.
"an unexpected find"
my daughter recommended this and I loved it. the plot moved along well and action was perfect.
Great story, can't wait for next one to be availabe in audio form. actually have them all in ebook.
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