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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 8 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 3, 2018
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0741G54TK
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Coming to the novel, it’s a taut well crafted thriller. Kind of reminded me of the Bourne series but the protagonists are way more accessible. Like the main protagonist here is no super spy just a regular dude. And you see him going through the decisions and choices he makes.
Really, what’d you do if you know anything for a fact about the future? For one, it’d be the scariest thing to happen to you and you can write a novel about it. And this author has done so and it reads great.
Finally, the story doesn’t rely on sex or overt violence for thrills, and that’s an accomplishment for a thriller.
As a result, much of the story is sort of an unpleasant read. Happy endings aren't a requirement in stories like this, but the characters might be more compelling if we were exposed to some contrasting emotions or at least development and evolution of personality. Being the Oracle (or friends with the Oracle) is simply an unhappy existence. Toward the end of the book, a character even takes time to observe how our protagonist never smiles... maybe he's just an unhappy person even without the powers. Unfortunately, we never get a good sense of this since we're only treated to this largely stressful period of his existence.
Luckily, there's just enough tension and drama to bring the story home to a pretty compelling and satisfying conclusion. The last few chapters are by far the strongest. It's just hard for the reader to enjoy much of the ride up to that point.
The concept is good as the Oracle gets the predictions without knowing exactly how to use all of them or what they are for, and I was glad to see them profit from the predictions as that seems more like reality. Also, the way the Oracle uses the predictions to work with or defend himself and others against US leaders.
But there was so much that could have been done instead of dwelling on a religious leader and running from the government. If the Oracle would have kept having new predictions, I wonder how good this book could have been.
But I am giving it 4 stars for the well-crafted characters and plot and how the "Site" concept worked into the story.
It's a good read, and it moves fast.
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5 stars for sure!!