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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. M. Buckner Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From storm drains, illegal dumps, and flooded landfills, all of North America's most advanced technology flows down the Mississippi River -microchips, nano-devices, pharmaceuticals, genetically modified seed - and lodges in the Louisiana delta.

Out of this mire emerges a self-organized neural net, drifting in the water: the Watermind. It can freeze, boil, condense, and move -seemingly at will.

Both infuriating and sympathetic, C. J. Reilly is a brilliant, sexy, self-destructive MIT dropout running away from Cambridge and the suicide of her ironic, emotionally-distant father. She is working as a laborer in Devil's Swamp near Baton Rouge, cleaning up a small pollution spill, when she and her new lover, Max, discover the mysterious Watermind.

Reilly's more interested in investigating it than containing it, but when it kills someone and escapes into the Mississippi, corporations, governments, protesters, the Coast Guard, and a really wacky underground journalist get involved. And there's no longer any question that it must be destroyed before it reaches the ocean.

Watermind is Philip K. Dick meets The Blob, a postmodern combination of camp SF motifs and writerly ambition attacking serious subjects. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Echo | 2/14/2014

    " This really wasn't that good. It had potential & I kept hoping it would realize it, but it never did. Don't waste your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by kvon | 2/13/2014

    " The central idea of an AI evolving from our trash is interesting, but she didn't seem to go anywhere with the idea "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " This book is a modern day creation story--if a new lifeform were to arise on earth, how might it happen. The scenario the author develops seems chillingly possible, however. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michael Hanscom | 1/20/2014

    " A very interesting concept marred by clumsy writing (far too much reliance on sexuality-as-characterization rather than actual believable characterization) and a somewhat unimpressive ending. "

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