- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Paragon Press; Auflage: 2 (7. November 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0985350318
- ISBN-13: 978-0985350314
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2,4 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 302.906 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Amped (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 7. November 2013
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Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike. A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others. The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs. You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
sadly it doesn't reach the awesome level of wired, but comes short by just a bit.
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These 2 events would be enough for most thriller-type novels, but Mr. Richards throws in another fantastic science-fiction scenario at the readers and makes it work. The action is non-stop, the characters are fully fleshed out and the science used is enough to satisfy even the toughest scifi critic. I thought I had figured out the who, what and where only to find out that I had only scratched the tip of the iceberg. I kept reading at a voracious pace to find out what was the "real" story and who were the bad guys. Could I trust my own judgment of character to even figure that much out or would Mr. Richards blow that out of the water too?
AMPED is a smart, action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page is read. Fans of science fiction and thrillers will certainly want to add this one to their library. It's a keeper. Highly Recommended.
I notice that the author has written for the youth audience before, and I was struck in this book by a narrative tone that seemed directed to young readers. Everything was painstakingly explained, almost as if to a child. It was a very straightforward, declarative style of writing that was clear but had no particular music or cadence to it. That's an OK choice for the author to make, but by the end I was tired of what felt like parental story-telling.
The Kindle edition had some egregious errors in it, thing like "baited breath". I hope that was a function of whatever magic turns print into electrons and wasn't in the original.