Peter Carey has won the Booker prize twice for his ventures into historical fiction, True History of the Kelly Gang and Oscar and Lucinda. Now the acclaimed Australian author is set to address a rather more contemporary situation. Amnesia is a thrilling and witty journey to the place where the cyber underworld of radicals and hackers collides with international power politics.
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"Carey's mystery is the painfully slow, meandering story of a cyber attack on the Australian and American prison systems. Narrator Colin McPhillamy may be trying to compensate for a weakly constructed plot, but in doing so, his narration takes on a light and whimsical tone inappropriate to the content. While Carey does use humor in journalist Felix Moore's attempt at chronicling the life of the hacker, it's a dark and dry wit. McPhillamy makes Moore sound clownish. To his credit, he makes a grand effort trying to keep this dragging audiobook lively, but listeners looking for a captivating cyber thriller will be better off forgetting about AMNESIA. J.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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