Publisher's Summary

A mind-blowing new thriller from the NY Times best-selling author of Wired.
Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he’s so eager to bring about? Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own.
Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad... Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that listeners will be contemplating long after they've heard the last minute.
©2014 Douglas E. Richards (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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“Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” (SF Book.com)
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4 out of 5 stars
By nanoboy on 04-02-2016

Remember the Scooby Doo cartoon?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was an exciting read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The guy... I forgot his name...

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

Very good narrator.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Mind blowing.

Any additional comments?

A relatively enjoyable book. Quite exciting, though somewhat unbelievable in many places. The last hour of the book was like the end of the Scooby Doo cartoon, where the author tied up the story and explained who did what and when.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan Smith on 01-05-2015

Interesting premise

Not thrilled with the writing style. The narrator intruded into the story, too much "off camera summary'" but otherwise fun and thought provoking.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 13-07-2015

Unsubtle.

After burning a credit on this book and listening to more than half of it, I'm going to have to give it up unfinished. The characters are shallow, over-the-top, and one-dimensional. Key details are glossed over (it is taken for granted that hacking can be accomplished on anything, and the audience.is reassures that the "science" behind certain theories is sound without it ever being demonstrated). Characters explain things away to other characters by insisting that they, and consequently the reader, "couldn't understand." Everyone is a caricature of themselves. The author tried to create a wishy washy amalgamation of science and religion which just reeks of half-baked postmodern agnosticism. And to top it all off, the narrator reads everything in the same half-breathy, dramatic tone that grates the nerves after half an hour.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tuomas on 03-04-2017

Richards can do better

Not as good as other books by Richards. I dislike the unconvincing arguments regarding God theory, and the plot twist is totally predictable and kind of anticlimactic. The story and characters are true to the style of the author, and that I like.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sparrow on 06-09-2016

Too much fictional waffle

I found that this story didn't go anywhere fast. The author spent an incredible amount of time building fictional theories and explaining them in excruciating detail. He also found it necessary to use foul language on a number of occasions. I personally hate this descent into very base behaviour and it leaves me with a dim view of the authors morals. It would seem that media of all sorts are competing to become the rudest, foul mouthed orators out of their peers. When you see three and four year olds using this language you know it has gone too far. To the author.... Please edit this bad language out of your books. Don't continue to add to the moral decline.

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