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by Daniel H. Wilson
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "a...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it 3 years ago
This book grabbed me from the first page and I’m thinking Daniel H Wilson is quickly becoming my favorite new author. I loved reading this from cover to cover. It’s certainly an interesting concept, where we can become ‘amplified’ to enhance ourselves but then you’d have to ask yourselves where th...
 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it 4 years ago
--Daniel H. Wilson. Synopsis: In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of "amplified" humans. On the day that ...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 4 years ago
Daniel H. Wilson specializes in stories in which the use of future technology upends society in some fashion. His intent is not only to tell an exciting story but to also spark discussions among fans about the potential dangers of technology. In Amped though, he fails to achieve his objective to gen...
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it 4 years ago
I really couldn't get into it. I had to force myself to finish. I'm not sure what the problem was. It may be that the character I liked the most didn't last beyond the first few pages. The protagonist wasn't particularly interesting and I didn't care about his problems. It might have been more i...
thomcat
thomcat rated it 4 years ago
A good beginning and a situation that makes you think - what if people were given free license to discriminate against someone? Would they come out of the woodwork, happy to disrespect a human being legally? No, I don't think this is where the author was going, but it made me think. Then things devo...
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 5 years ago
While I thought this was a pretty good book, too many things kept it from being phenomenal or even memorable, and I struggled to find anything that would convince me that it deserved any more than a 3 star rating.First of all, the plot, which was interesting and held potential, was way too thin and ...
Pingwing's Bookshelf
Pingwing's Bookshelf rated it 5 years ago
I borrowed this from the library while I was waiting for another novel of Wilson’s, Robopocalypse, to become available. Here is the summary from the Kobo store:In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Unabridged. Read by Robbie Daymond~8hrs 45mins
So Many Books, So Little Time
So Many Books, So Little Time rated it 6 years ago
I feel like this book asked a lot of questions but didn't answer them. That felt extremely frustrating. The twists and turns were fun to watch (if not entirely shocking), as was Owen's evolution.
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