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Convolution

Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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No one has benefited more from AI and Machine learning than the con artist. This 10-part police drama begins in Los Angeles with an investigation into a group of con men using machine learning to improve their scams and ends in Tibet with a long con involving reincarnation and an evolved artificial intelligence. With each chapter, the stakes rise higher as cybercrimes detective Sydney Birch peels back layer after layer of this complex scheme. A lot of the story and its details draw directly from current events and popular online conspiracy theories.

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  • Dr Stu Farrimond
  • 13-10-2020

Like a Netflix boxset for your ears

High quality stuff. A plausible near-future detective thriller that taps into our (possibly well-founded) paranoia about social media, AI and cyber crime. It's not dissimilar to Dave Eggers' The Circle (great book, terrible film) and an extended Black Mirror episode. Convincing performances and snappy script. Quite a few references to hacker culture, which may be lost on some, but would highly recommend for an adult listener.

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  • A. Smith
  • 10-10-2020

Great stuff

listened to every episode back to back. I'd like the next series now please !

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  • katieC.
  • 08-10-2020

Mixed feelings!

Entertaining, pacy story which is no doubt based on some quite scary predictions about the potential use and threats of AI. However, the main protagonists’ performance wasn’t entirely convincing at times and I personally found the ending somewhat disappointing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-2020

You got to be kidding...

just answer me honestly - how long do you want us to wait for the next season/installment? cause I'm going to do NOTHING until season 2 is available. God this work is perfect! absolutely brilliant script that reaches out to the inner geek in me, yet manages to also satisfy my thirst for thrills, suspense and drama. PLEASE TELL ME THE NEXT SEASON IS COMING!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-2020

Amazing

So good story. very gripping. Highest recommendation from me. The performance was spot on.

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  • Preston
  • 22-10-2020

my brain hurts now

i battled my way through 5 episodes of this boring production and then realised life is too short to waste on it. Maybe its an age thing and i am getting on a bit now, but this just seemed to waffle on about nothing for much of the time. so not for me but thanks audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-2020

You get what you pay for - and this is free

The story definitely has potential (though the ending is a little confusing). However, the format is incredibly annoying - it's basically the lead talking into a sort of note taker, which leads to a really kind of flat, one-sided story. Rather than scenes interwoven with monologues, it's a monologue with some scenes thrown in. It doesn't get interesting until the 7th or 8th chapter. It's free, so really what have you got to lose? Apart from 5 hours of your life. However there are much better dramatisations out there.

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  • B.W.
  • 19-10-2020

It'll all be clear in the end.....

Or not! Just listen to episode 10 carefully is all I'll say. The tech references generally aren't too bad (no rooftop satellites as per Torchwood) so I didn't feel the need to switch of at any point. Loved the lead character: a cyber detective irresistibly drawn to the lure of fast food no matter how inappropriate the situation. More please!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-10-2020

Amazing

The cast pulled together a story that could of confused anyone. Narration was my favourite thing, the characters were strong, the story was current and while not sensitive as such it approached ideas with thoughtfulness. Was something different and each section gave you a recap incase you had slept andnot just listened to it all. Atmospheric and detailed.Not my usual sort of thing but glad i tried highly recommend

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  • Mrs
  • 15-10-2020

Thank you Audible

What a great free gift. That was so engrossing and fun I really enjoyed it.