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Ledman Pickup (All Geeked Up Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Tom Lichtenberg
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you were a sentient gadget, what would you do? Travel? See the world? After overhearing one warehouse worker tell another that 'Green Bay is better than San Francisco', a newly conscious handheld device decides to re-route its shipping destination. From there one hell of a wild goose chase is on as the gadget's designers' agents race to track it down and bring it in before it gets away for good.


Product Details

  • File Size: 701 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0557277418
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tom Lichtenberg (January 19, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00365FIIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,383 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good read! July 8, 2011
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This was a really good read. The characters are well fleshed out, likable and believable. Getting to know them was a pleasure. The technology is also believable (in a science fiction setting) and very interesting. The real gem of this book is the ethical consideration asked of the reader with how such technology should be used, if at all. While this would be stale in the hands of a less skilled author, Tom Lichtenberg takes a subtle approach that forces you to ponder such quandaries. I highly recommend this book to fans of hard science fiction.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and thoughtful SF short story August 11, 2011
By Fly Guy
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I had no idea what this was about before reading it, and found myself engaged in the story. Without giving away too much, it's about a hi-tech device that goes somewhat awry, and what happens. Somewhat of an Alfred Hitchcock ending, as there's no clear conclusion about the consequences.

My complaints would be the exaggerated nature of the characters; none were believable. And the devices produced by the hi-tech company were not believable either. Nevertheless this is Science Fiction, so I ignored my skepticism and enjoyed the main theme of the story. And what this is really about is human nature, its hubris, and what might happen sometime if we're not careful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read. September 10, 2011
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This was a good read. I disliked the abrupt ending (no real finality), but the story itself was a good read. A few grammatical errors (than instead of then, for instance). The characters were cartoonish, but that was okay in this case. The book felt like too much needed to be wrapped up and finished, but none of that took away from the simple fact that it was a decent read. Good way to pass a couple of hours on a Saturday morning.

Edited to add: This would make a great sci-fi action film; rather a combination of Attica and Paycheck. Script writers could add more character background and finish out the incompletes easily.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good book with a bad ending. June 6, 2013
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This is a fast and cheerful story that bounces right along. The characters are interesting, the plot is something I haven't encountered before, and then just as the far-flung characters look like they're coming together for a final resolution ... the book ends. I wouldn't have been so disappointed if I hadn't been enjoying it so much up to that point. Shucks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read October 5, 2013
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I think this is Lichtenburg's best work. it was well written, and kept my attention. The story line was novel. It's a good read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars read through 24%... September 17, 2013
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...but could not make it any further. not much to grab on to keep reading. i see a decent concept however the characters didn't make it for me. maybe i'll revisit on a rainy day.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read January 18, 2013
By Josh
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Give this a try. It's a little rough around the edges, but the story is inspired. I look forward to more from the author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
A fun easy read that kept my short attention span. Great visual descriptions created the scenes in my mind that played out like a movie.
Published on January 2, 2013 by Alan Hautman
2.0 out of 5 stars Good concept, but needs work. (spoiler alert)
A good editor would be very helpful. There were a few typo-s (than instead of then for example) but mostly to clean up lazy writing. Read more
Published on July 12, 2012 by General Foch
3.0 out of 5 stars A light hearted adventure
An enjoyable book that follows a wayward gadget as it makes a break for freedom. None of the characters can be taken too seriously and the events are a little difficult to... Read more
Published on May 14, 2012 by Peter
2.0 out of 5 stars blah
this book was very interesting concept which was poorly executed. the characters. world. and technology showed promise. Read more
Published on March 24, 2012 by Scotty
2.0 out of 5 stars Never caught my interest
Several people want to recover a mysterious black box that disappeared while being shipped back to the manufacturer.

Never caught my interest. Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by MamaSylvia
2.0 out of 5 stars A lukewarm science fiction tale.
A lukewarm science fiction tale that never really grabbed me. I didn't care about the characters. The odd little device that is the driving force of the story is interesting, but... Read more
Published on November 17, 2011 by Michael
3.0 out of 5 stars The gadgets were cool, but the characters were one-dimensional
I felt like the author had trouble deciding which way he really wanted to go -- a character-driven story featuring gadgets or a gadget-driven story featuring characters. Read more
Published on November 8, 2011 by morehumanthanhuman
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"Author of curiously engaging novellas. His stories are not driven by action but by mood and metaphysics. His premises often begin with fairly standard, often vaguely science-fiction concepts, but he spins those concepts out into melancholy, thoughtful tales in which he explores the emotion and (often) dislocation that people feel when confronted by something outside their normal experience." - Devon Kappa

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