Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $36.20

Buy Now for $36.20

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

When the Academy Awards become the target of a brutal terror attack, only one man can stave off massive bloodshed.

Mind's Eye, the novel that introduced Nick Hall, was a runaway Kindle best seller. Now Hall returns in a riveting standalone thriller set in an Internet future that is just around the corner. From the New York Times best-selling author of Wired.

Nick Hall, an unwilling recipient of brain implants, can surf the Web with his thoughts and read minds. And while this makes him one of the most formidable men on Earth, he is determined to stay off the grid. But when terrorists seize control of the Academy Awards and vow to butcher the world's most beloved stars one by one in front of an international television audience, Hall is forced to reveal his astonishing capabilities.

Now power players around the world will stop at nothing to capture him. And as the secretive group working with Hall begins to unravel, he is sure of only two things: He has been betrayed by someone close to him. And the stakes he is playing for could not be any higher....

Based on actual research on thought-controlled Web surfing, BrainWeb is a smart thriller that raises a number of intriguing possibilities about a future that is rapidly approaching.

©2014 Douglas E. Richards (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SFBook.com)
"Richards is a tremendous new talent...." (Stephen Coonts)

What listeners say about BrainWeb

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A few books rolled into one

I loved the first few chapters: they read like a gripping action thriller. Once that was resolved, Part 2 felt like a bolted-on book, as did Part 3. The three parts were exciting in their own way, but they didn't flow well. Overall, it wasn't a bad book, and it was indeed classic techno-thriller fare from Douglas, so worth a read if you are a fan of the author or genre.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Seydon
  • Seydon
  • 20-11-2015

Very Preachy

The first book of the installment was far better. This one is very preachy and goes on and on about one's belief, and then a lengthy, boring debate between two sides regarding technology, and then more preaching. It also feel very unpolished, the dialogue sometimes sounds like a TV script rather than a book.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian
  • Brian
  • 28-01-2017

A great continuation of the series

As I've written in numerous other reviews, Douglas E. Richards is a master of his craft. In my opinion, he writes technothrillers better than anyone else writing today. BrainWeb was no different.

Picking up where Mind's Eye left off, we are once again in the midst of someone who can surf the web from his head and read other people's minds if they get too close. While this may sound insane, the way that Richards writes the story had me tripping over every word to get to the end.

Nick Hall is a really great protagonist. He's incredibly likable and understands that what he has is a gift. He tries to only use his powers for good and tries not to use them against his friends and colleagues.

The opening scene had me glued to my seat. The fictional attack that Richards writes about drew me in so quickly that I didn't even know an hour had passed before I felt like I took a breath.

What ends up happening to Nick and his friends in BrainWeb is thriller writing at it's finest. Every scene showed just how fragile the system that they were using was and it felt like there were bad guys lurking around every corner.

Overall, if you enjoyed the first Nick Hall book, I would almost guarantee that you'll enjoy this one. If you like a good technothriller, check out the first book first and then come back to BrainWeb for more.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dale Herrick
  • Dale Herrick
  • 20-11-2015

Fiction that will no doubt happen!!!

Listening. To if was great. Easy to follow but not predictable. This is my second read of Richards
certainly not my last.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for GMD
  • GMD
  • 03-07-2015

Fun and fast paced tech story

PG-13/R - Some violence, murder, and sexual innuendo

I enjoyed the characters, story and pacing of this second entry. Without giving any spoilers, I felt that part of the motivation and explanation revealed at the end by a main character was convoluted and the reconciliation too simple. That said, the story as a whole was still enjoyable and I would still recommend it and I am getting the third book in the series as well.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for FocusedOnTheJourney
  • FocusedOnTheJourney
  • 11-08-2016

Really?

Seriously this guy has really interesting science and tech in his books but he tells the exact same story over and over. Jihadists are going to wipe out America. This is seriously the plot to ALL of his books. He uses the phrase "bad actors" over and over in every single book and repeats so many other phrases that it's like his books are made from a template. It's ridiculous smh. For a guy writing fiction, he certainly has very little originality or imagination. It makes me sad because the theories on the sciences and tech are really cool. What a shame.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shawn
  • Shawn
  • 05-07-2015

Great story – just some blah character interaction

The story is great. But in my opinion a lot of the conversation between the characters was a little too simple and cliché. This does not ruin the book, It just detracts from my enjoyment of it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Don L Crow
  • Don L Crow
  • 14-06-2015

Good story

Better story than I expected. Well narrated. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I listened to it while driving to Texas and it kept me interested all the way.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bernard Hair
  • Bernard Hair
  • 18-11-2021

Wonderful read!

Good book. Fast paced, well developed characters. A thick, multi layered plot with many surprises.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch
  • Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch
  • 03-03-2019

Good Story and it's Great to Have Nick Back!

This sequel finds our heroes from the first book in a serious setting. Nick is forced to lead a group of commandos to stop a HORRIBLE attack on the Oscars.

They manage to do so, saving about 3,900 people.

New bad guys are back and loyalties are tested when a solo member of the core 6-person team faces unfair demons of his own.

In the final show down, loyalties are again tested, and chances taken to get the bad guys and reunite the team.

Get the Audio version if you can! It is so worth it.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. W. Cotton
  • J. W. Cotton
  • 20-09-2018

Series continues enjoyably

Some plot twists but good solid action by characters. Love this authors style and see he has written several different titles.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for K. Tye
  • K. Tye
  • 18-11-2019

Another brilliant thrill ride

Yet another superb thriller from this consummate master, coupling totally believable future tech, with the author’s unparalleled storytelling. You will always have a good time listening to books by Douglas, and this is no exception at all. Well done Doug!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Terry in Hull
  • Terry in Hull
  • 01-11-2018

A worthy sequel to this intriguing tale

The start of this book was amazing with an impossible conundrum to overcome. I would have preferred that storyline to continue rather than evolve into another two storylines, but still very good

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for anthony
  • anthony
  • 24-02-2017

Enjoyable.

This was another very enjoyable listen and followed on from book 1. It kept me guessing wright up until the end. But even better just as i was finishing i spotted that audible have book 3 out and ready for me to listen to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S Wood
  • S Wood
  • 02-03-2016

Thought Provoking Spy type novel

This incorporates issues from today with the what-if's of tomorrow. Fast-paced it has all the hallmarks of a James Bond action film with what would be the consequences if people could access the internet through mind implants. Attractive as it can be the book highlights "be careful what you wish for".
I found the characters engaging and I wanted to know what was going to happen- the narrator was good as he was able to give distinctive voices to the characters so tha you could easily pick up on who was speaking without sounding idiotic.
If you want a fast paced action novel that makes you stop and say "what would I do" then I would recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for fuzzy
  • fuzzy
  • 26-09-2015

fantastic read

great book. kept me wanting to listen all the time. Thank you author and narrator.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mandy
  • mandy
  • 13-05-2017

surprising

i didnt really enjoy this book at first and kept coming back to it, it got better and better as it went on, chapter 3 it picked up not my usual genre but i really enjoyed it, would recommend

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.