Delta-v by Daniel Suarez audiobook

Delta-v

By Daniel Suarez
Read by Jeff Gurner

Penguin Audio
16.70 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525527978

The bestselling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation--a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.   When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid--with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn't be higher.   Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty-first century adventurers--ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers--must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space. They're determined to transform humanity from an Earth-bound species to a space-faring one--or die trying.

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Summary

The bestselling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation--a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.
 
When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid--with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn't be higher.
 
Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty-first century adventurers--ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers--must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space. They're determined to transform humanity from an Earth-bound species to a space-faring one--or die trying.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Enthralling, convincing. Time on Influx
A terrifyingly real scenario. The Washington Post on Kill Decision
This concluding volume crackles with electrifying action scenes and bristles with intriguing ideas about a frightening, near-future world. . . . The two books combined form the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Freedom (TM)
[A] riveting debut. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Daemon
So frightening, even the government has taken note. Entertainment Weekly on Influx
A sinister, propulsive story . . . It raises the stakes to catastrophic levels. St. Petersburg Times on Influx
Fiendishly clever . . . an almost perfect guilty-pleasure novel. The Dallas Morning News on Influx
Ambitious . . . I came away from this novel with a . . . new fear of computer capability. New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook on Influx
Does for surfing the web what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean . . . both entertaining and credible. Chicago Sun-Times on Influx
"Suarez is the Jules Verne of the digital age. Frank  Schirrmacher, Author & Publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
[Daniel Suarez] is the best author of tech fiction since Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson. John Robb, futurist and author of Brave New War
High finance and asteroid mining on the High Frontier—terrific! Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author
A gripping and realistic near-future thriller. Booklist
A cut above most tech novels, Suarez's latest benefits from his attention to detail, which boosts the believability of his futuristic vision. Kirkus
Daniel Suarez has slowly gotten quite a reputation as a master of high-tech, sci-fi thrillers. Not only is Delta-v no exception, it very well may be his finest work to date... Throughout his career, Suarez has found consistent comparison to the late, great Michael Crichton. I can assuredly support that he is in a very small group of current writers who can carry that weighty mantle forward. BookReporter
Thoroughly researched and brilliantly written, Daniel Suarez integrates the technology, intrigue, chaos and the human drama of the next ‘giant leap’ with rare scientific and operational literacy. Haunting, bold and inspirational, this deep space tale resonates on every level. For me, a twenty-two year NASA veteran in direct mission support, Delta-v captures the very essence of exploration. James Logan, MD, former NASA Chief of Flight Medicine
Biopunk has been waiting for its William Gibson, to bring a whole new vision of the future as Mr. Gibson did for cyberpunk, and Daniel Suarez has done it. . . . Exhilarating, alarming—Daniel Suarez plays the two great thrills of sci-fi against each other, and not just for fun. He thinks this is coming, and he means it. Read it and wonder. The Wall Street Journal on Change Agent
The action scenes are plenty lively, [but] the best thing about the book is its depiction of a troublesome future in which people can change physical identities the way they change clothes. . . . A natural at making future shocks seem perfectly believable, Suarez delivers his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet. Kirkus Reviews on Change Agent“The ultimate form of identity theft is just a genetic edit away in Suarez’s newest fast-paced, speculative thriller. . . . Offer this to Michael Crichton and science-fiction-suspense fans.
“The depth and sophistication of Suarez’s dystopian world—not to mention his facility at making complex science intelligible to the nonexpert—rivals anything Michael Crichton ever did. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Change Agent
Terrifyingly plausible. Time on Change Agent
Daniel Suarez's hugely impressive Delta-v fuses the real world with sci-fi, giving the space genre a new boost and new hope. Tom Shippey, The Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Daniel Suarez

Author Bio: Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. He is a past speaker at TED Global, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. An avid gamer and technologist, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 16.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English