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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Finder Narrator: Jason Priestley Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2004 ISBN: 9781593973797
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By the New York Times bestselling author Jospeh Finder, Paranoia is an exciting thriller set in a post-boom 21st century economy.

Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison—or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems. They train him and feed him inside information. Now at Trion, he's a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He's rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He's dating the girl of his dreams. His life is perfect. All he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in. But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds himself in way over his head, where nothing is what it seems and no one can really be trusted. And then the REAL nightmare begins.....

Now a major motion-picture starring, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “People are not who or what they seem…The story is all about deception, and Finder has done his homework…Paranoia is a lot of flash and dazzle, but Finder also has a good ear for dialogue…It is a lot of fun. And there’s nothing wrong with that.”

    Denver Post

  • “Edge of your seat action…You’ll think twice about who’s watching you at work!”

    Washington Post

  • “The first jet-propelled thriller of 2004…Go along for the ride…Twisting, stealthily plotted.”

    New York Times

  • Paranoia is a knock-out--a fresh, original and compelling novel that is impossible to put down. Daniel Silva

  • A fresh voice, terrific characters, and high-octane suspense. Harlan Coben, author of Tell No One
  • Paranoia is the real thing--a sleek, hip and fast-paced thriller that gets its hooks in you from the very first page. Lisa Scottoline, author of Dead Ringer
  • Sharp, wicked, funny, exciting. Andrew Klavan, author of True Crimes
  • “This novel is the real deal: a thriller that actually will keep readers up way past their bedtimes…Relentless suspense…A first-rate surprise ending packs a wallop.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Provides more chills than any ghoul with a chain saw.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Masterfully told and thoroughly engrossing.”

    People

  • “This year’s first contender for Page Turner of the Year…It’s as if [Finder] has taken Sun Tzu’s Art of War as a blueprint to concoct a terrific tale…It’s riveting stuff…The corporate thriller just got an upgrade.”

    USA Today

  • “Combines a fresh voice, terrific characters, and high-octane suspense. Finder catapults himself into the front ranks of contemporary thriller writers.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Paranoia is an incredibly clever novel. I love Joseph Finder’s writing, and this time, he surpasses himself with some of the best dialogue and characterizations I’ve read in a long time. If there’s such a thing as an instant classic, this is it.”

    Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “The real thing—a sleek, hip and fast-paced thriller that gets its hooks in you from the very first page. It’s a terrific combination of nail-biting suspense, great characters with depth and real heart, and a fresh, original voice.”

    Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

  • “One of those all-too-rare but absolutely unforgettable books that rewrites the rules for contemporary thrillers. Finder’s loyal fans have long known what a terrific writer he is, but with Paranoia he has written what is destined to be a classic of suspense fiction. Paranoia is a knock-out—a fresh, original and compelling novel that is impossible to put down.”

    Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Don’t start this book at 8:00 p.m. or you’ll be up all night. Finder’s latest is a fun read with a hip narrator, an engaging story set in a world rarely seen in thrillers, and great suspense.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • Scott Brick narrates flawlessly, using one voice that manages not only to portray Adam's satiric sense of humor but also to capture each of the many other characters' personalities. By using a variety of tempos and modulating his voice, Brick maintains tension and builds nonstop suspense. This great performance is a perfect fit for the writing. Audio File
  • This kind of stuff is Brick's Forte. He handles suspense with just the right touch. Philadelphia Inquirer

  • A 2005 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
  • A 2004 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle M. | 2/9/2014

    " Excellent corporate thriller book. I like the plot. Very twisty. The ending is not as great but I still like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keifario | 2/4/2014

    " Decent corporate thriller. Sometimes silly. Occasionally humorous. Bodacious ta-tas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Coy | 12/22/2013

    " I really liked the main character..The story itself was not suspenseful enough for me. Just not my type of genre..thought I would give it a try since reviews were good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Chase | 12/22/2013

    " I couldn't stop laughing! Adam Cassidy was a character I started loving withing the first few pages in and it only got better the more I read. Every character has depth, is very well explained, no filler stuff. Had so much fun the past few days I'm really missing it now. Was my first Joseph Finder book but I am definitely going to read more. Glad I came across this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beatrice Villaflor | 12/14/2013

    " What your parents tell you almost always ends up true. Pride and wealth will lead you blind and will make you realize that you were a puppet all this time and thought you were someone special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Larranaga | 12/13/2013

    " Great pacing and thriller vibe to this story but I was disappointed with the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Green | 12/11/2013

    " A very interesting book about corporate espionage. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/11/2013

    " good book, full of suspense, a bit too long and detailed, but good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 11/9/2013

    " Was not as intriguing as 'Moscow Club' but enjoyed the suspense at the end. Corporate culture is such a dirty gutter, but oh so rich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giridharan K | 10/27/2013

    " Easily one of the best corporate thrillers u'll ever find. A definite page turner!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Atarah Poling | 10/21/2013

    " I found this book to be completely uninteresting and it bored me. I should note though that I usually do not read books like this. My brother had left it with me and I figured I'd give it a read. Did not enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slone | 10/11/2013

    " I finally finished this. It was propulsive, but I didn't like the ending. The logical conclusion would have been trite, so I'm not sure how I would have corrected it, but ... this one missed the mark. And somehow, it felt like the whole book was skimming the surface. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachna | 9/30/2013

    " keeps you entertained ...but ending was a disappointment..i'd give it 2 and half "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mom-Ce | 3/11/2013

    " Didn't like the writing style so I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina DeJong | 12/10/2012

    " my yearly dose of thriller -and it was a good one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 6/18/2012

    " Not really the kind of book I'm usually into, but I liked it. It was hard to stop reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corky | 1/13/2012

    " This was a great thriller. Kept me on the edge of my seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 10/28/2011

    " This is one of those books that you just can't stop reading. Totally obsessive. Fun. Intense. Keeps you guessing. Pick it up for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 10/27/2011

    " Corporate espionage uses slacker 20-something Adam as a pawn: twists and turns abound. Audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 7/11/2011

    " This book was exciting to read and defintely was a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Hochmuth | 7/8/2011

    " I prefer Nick Heller, but this was pretty good. Kinda figured the outcome, but fun none theless and a couple surprises at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad | 6/27/2011

    " An okay corporate thriller. Quick, but not terribly exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Rosinski | 5/14/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this one. As we've said before -- your enjoyment of a book compared to another's is sometimes where you are in your life. This is just a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Epic.rdr | 5/13/2011

    " This was a great thriller for the office cubicle set. We tech empoyees have all experienced our share of paranoia, this played me like the latest beta copy software!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 5/12/2011

    " Not really the kind of book I'm usually into, but I liked it. It was hard to stop reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Atarah | 5/6/2011

    " I found this book to be completely uninteresting and it bored me. I should note though that I usually do not read books like this. My brother had left it with me and I figured I'd give it a read. Did not enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Intense. This guy gets in way, way over his head. Cool how the author throws in all the latest gadgets from iPods to Blackberrys. Kept me going strong all the way through. Narrator was Excellent!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 3/25/2011

    " Not quite sure how I got this book, but i decided to read it when I was working nights in the ER. Helped pass the time when I had nothing going on. Some parts were pretty predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mom | 1/3/2011

    " Didn't like the writing style so I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/28/2010

    " Another well-written, exciting story from Joseph Finder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/26/2010

    " Fun suspense novel about a lazy slacker who gets black mailed into the world of corporate espionage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 11/27/2010

    " Corporate espionage uses slacker 20-something Adam as a pawn: twists and turns abound. Audiobook. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Paranoia, Power Play, and Vanished. His international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures. Born in Chicago, he studied Russian at Yale and Harvard. He was recruited by the CIA, but decided he preferred writing fiction. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

About the Narrator

Jason Priestley has starred in television shows including the popular series Beverly Hills 90210 and Call Me Fitz. He has also appeared in numerous films including Courage, Die, Mommie, Die!, Tombstone, Calendar Girl, Love and Death on Long Island, Coldblooded, and Cherish, and onstage in the Tony Award-winning Side Man. Jason also directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary Barenaked in America. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.