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Amped

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Series: Wired, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to temporarily boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. Determined to use her discovery to propel human civilization to a higher plane, despite this side effect, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small group of accomplished scientists, all of whom are safely off the grid. Or so they think...

Soon Kira and her team are fighting for their lives against unknown but powerful adversaries. Worse still, while on the run and being relentlessly attacked from all quarters, Kira comes across evidence of savage acts that the enhanced version of Desh kept hidden, even from himself. Now both she and Desh must question everything they think they know. Can they trust each other? Can they even trust themselves?

And all the while, the greatest threat of all may be coming from an entirely unexpected direction. A threat that could lead to devastation on a global scale. And time is quickly running out...

Like its predecessor, Amped is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-blowing science, and philosophical and ethical concepts listeners will be contemplating long after they've finished listening.

©2012 Douglas E. Richards (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Amazing story. Enjoyed it immensely.

I found this story to be very well planned and executed. Great characters and an exciting and fast paced thriller.

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  • Loren
  • 01-11-2016

I couldn't wrap my mind around this story.

I see that many reviewers liked this book; I am not one of them.

The premise was too unbelievable and the writing was overly dramatic without actually instilling suspense or fear. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around this story and gave up after a couple of hours.

Peter Berkrot reads well enough, but during a conversation between two men I was unable to distinguish which character was speaking because Berkrot didn't separate the voices for each character.

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  • Charlie
  • 20-12-2014

Combination Sci-fi thriller...

Would you consider the audio edition of Amped to be better than the print version?

I liked both characters Kira Miller and David Desh. They complimented each other through out the book. There is an unusual premise, which, though hard to swallow, the author is able to get you to suspend reality fairly well, and makes the story work. It has that different bent to it that provides both a sci-fi premise and a good suspense story. I found this added greatly to the read. It led me to getting the audio book as well. I don't want to give away the author's basic thesis. Suffice it to say it's an interesting 'what if'.

Who was your favorite character and why?

David Desh and Kira Miller. Like meatballs and spaghetti. They simply worked as a couple from beginning to end.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending, but I can't give it away.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Amped works for me. But I think the first book in the series would make a better movie.

Any additional comments?

This book is a matter of taste. If you liked the movie with Scarlett Johanson 'Lucy' then you'll like 'Wired' and 'Amped'.

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  • TJK
  • 05-11-2016

80% there

The book was enticing most of the way. At the end the convoluted scheme goes too far and I felt like the author had to put in some utopian dream to come up with a way to end it.

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  • lkpesq
  • 26-11-2016

weak store line

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I'm easy. But this story is about as shallow as a puddle. I tried to like it but after almost three quarters of the book I finally just deleted it from my devise.

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  • SkyJedi
  • 17-11-2016

tired retelling of a classic comic story line

plots is halted multiple times to retell the previous plot, and attempt to explain away the deus Ex machina that constantly is happening. you'll figure out the ending less than halfway through but don't worry, it'll be explained to you several more times.

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  • Sherry
  • 11-03-2019

Not for me

The performances were decent but the story line just didn’t do it for me. I had to force myself to finish this one because I just never became invested in the lives of the characters.

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  • Laker
  • 04-03-2019

Boring Reads like a Comic Book

I like the basic idea behind the book where taking a pill could allow people the full use of their brain. Unfortunately this book did not deliver what I expected. I found the story to be uninteresting, disjointed and full of one dimensional characters that I did not care about. I listened to the audible version and thought the reader also helped me to lose interest in the story. I still do not understand the many positive reviews of this book, it causes me to not trust reader ratings.

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  • Mimi S. DiNatale
  • 19-11-2016

Conflicted

While the story was somewhat interesting, there were times I was confused as to what was going on. A paper version might have been easier to follow or it could have been the narrator. ...and the usage of "loved with all his/her heart" to express joy, utter disappointment, confusion, feelings of betrayal then back to relief and joy that their deep love for each other was once again proved to be justified, got annoying after the tenth time. That spoiled it at the end for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-2016

OK story

This book was okay. The technique of finding out that what you thought was the case isn't actually the case, deceits being revealed, was a bit over used. Became tiresome after a while. Character development could have been a little better. Nice clean Romance, but without a lot of dimension. The book was okay to get me through housework or a long run, but it wasn't one that I would not be able to put down. I did zone out occasionally, but had no trouble listening through to the end. The narrator was kind of annoying. His Evil Genius voice was the same for every character. It was well read otherwise.

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  • 5 dogs a barking
  • 26-04-2016

Nail biter

Great story with such an awesome twist... Couldn't stop listening. Will definitely read more by this author.

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