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Oracle

Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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An interstellar war is racing toward an unsuspecting Earth. Can one young woman stop it before it's too late?

LA detective Anna Abbott can see brief, cryptic visions of the future. She just doesn't know it yet. But others do. Others who will stop at nothing to ensure that her abilities never see the light of day.

Soon Anna is fighting for her life against an array of powerful adversaries, and not all of them are human. Because a small group of aliens hiding on Earth believe that she can single-handedly alter the course of an interstellar war. One that has raged for thousands of years, but which is completely unknown to humankind.

Until now.

But even if Anna can beat the odds and stay alive, the greatest threat of all awaits: a super-intelligent species determined to prevent humanity from achieving its evolutionary destiny - at any cost.

Oracle is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller. One packed with breathtaking action, startling revelations, and mind-blowing science, including a scientific rationale for clairvoyance itself.

"Richards is an extraordinary writer," (Dean Koontz) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long." (Douglas Preston)

"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SFBook.com)

Near future science-fiction thrillers by Douglas E. Richards

Stand-alones

Quantum Lens
Game Changer
Infinity Born
Seeker
Veracity
Oracle

Series

Wired (Wired 1)
Amped (Wired 2)
Mind's Eye (Nick Hall 1)
Brainweb (Nick Hall 2)
Mind War (Nick Hall 3)
Split Second (Split Second 1)
Time Frame (Split Second 2)

Kids' science fiction thrillers (nine and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)

Trapped (Prometheus Project 1)
Captured (Prometheus Project 2)
Stranded (Prometheus Project 3)
Out of This World
Devil's Sword

©2019 Douglas E. Richards (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Eric S
  • 24-09-2019

Not a fan of the ET bent

Douglas E. Richards in currently my favorite author. Personally, not my favorite book, though. don't get me wrong, I'll read the sequel, but I love the scientific thrillers sooo much more.

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  • Michele Briere
  • 04-10-2019

It's ok

Good premise, but poorly written. He keeps telling the reader things that should have been evident within the scene. We know the lead has gifts, he doesn't need to keep reminding us. He's made her too perfect; higher mental abilities, rich, best detective in the country. She has no hurdles to overcome, which would develop the character.

We know another character is a professor, there's no need to include his university along with his position just to tell us what he said.

The fact that this hit the NYT bestsellers only says people bought into the storyline; it doesn't say how many took the book to a second hand store after buying it.

This book needs serious editing.

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  • Janet L. Ohanis
  • 15-09-2019

Meh . . .

Douglas E. Richards is brilliant and has the knowledge to be the next Michael Crichton, but his dialog and storylines are so bad it's hard to suffer. In this latest book, Oracle he inserts tired old jokes like "don't call me Shirley," that he repeats and gratuitous, nauseating sex/love episodes,(they made love over and over again all night long,) make me wonder if he has anyone aside from family members read his scripts. When Richards is explaining a theory based on actual sciencic knowledge or even theoretical science, he's the best but when he deviates and attempts a dialog, it's painful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

Oracle

The premise is interesting though the story development is a bit long winded. Chapters 4 and 5 were basically summaries of research, dubious or otherwise, on the unconscious mind. and the repeated mention of 'her unconscious mind' didn't add anything to the plot. I finally gave in to my intuition and returned the book. All in all, boring.

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  • Rob
  • 30-08-2019

Good Story Well Told Well Narrated

Look at this! A positive review. Here we have realistic protagonists (given context of course) with well thought out responses to the conflict that is generated. The story develops well and progresses realistically. It is written in an easy to follow progressive manner. Recommended!

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  • gcsummers13
  • 07-09-2019

Hold on

Great pace and dialogue. Visual verbiage makes it exciting and yet natural. Transition from one character to the next is seem less. Easy to follow characters and voice identities. Loved the story and one or two characters stood out as more than unusual, yet still enjoyable and likable😉 Great story line!

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