Author: Tony Bertauski
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Narrator: David W. Dietz
Length: 7 hours, 31 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: May 20, 2013
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body.
Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was a young child. He was seeded with Biomites and they saved his life.
Imagine being able to cure any disease, even cancer. Imagine having the ability to recover from any injury. What an incredible boon to mankind.
However, there are always those who will oppose any medical advancement as an affront – either against God or against mankind.
The government decides that anyone with 50% Biomites are no longer human. At 40% you are “detained and observed” at 50% they shut you off.
When Nix is detained his sister, Callie, a brilliant biomite researcher is determined to find a way to save him.
Meanwhile a religious fanatic who happens to be a federal agent is equally determined to shut Nix down forever.
This book is brilliantly written and is so realistic that readers cannot help but see this as an inevitable invention. There is the perfect amount of tension and suspense. The author has done an incredible job of detailing the difference of opinion between those who want to use any technology necessary to prolong human life and those that believe that any tampering is going against God’s will. It brings to mind the belief of some religious groups that exist today who would rather let their child die than to allow a life-saving blood transfusion.
This book will stay with listeners long after the audiobook ends.
Narrator David Dietz was the perfect choice for this book. His tone of voice and pacing was just right and he draws the listener into the story. He differentiates easily between characters and is able to convey emotions with ease.
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward to listening to “Clay” which is the follow-up to this audiobook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
To learn more about this author visit http://www.bertauski.com or http://bertauski.blogspot.ca
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
David W. Dietz is a writer, actor, director and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more information about this narrator or his production company visit: http://dietzthethird.com
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