When I first saw the title, I was hoping it would explore meme theory. I knew it wouldn't when I read the description, but the concept was intriguing enough, so I gave it a listen. While I liked the production well enough (good reader voice, some sound effects & music), I couldn't help feeling like I was listening to a made-for-tv script of something trying to be a Michael Crichton thriller. There were a lot of areas that could have been developed more, and there were some really annoying aspects to the writing. A pet peeve of mine is the use of anything but "he said" - this text was rife with "he allowed", "he added", etc. I also felt that all the characters in the story gave way too much importance and drama to very mundane things about themselves and each other. Overall, this audio book warrants about a B- or C+, making it OK to keep you occupied during a long road trip, but probably not worth a focused listen.
Since I really like scientific or medical mysteries, I expected to like this but I was disappointed in this one. The characters were shallow and the important ones not developed enough to make them believeable. The plot is predictable and the premise far-fetched. Although I can see merit in the underlying idea of the book, it just didn't hold together for me. The reader did a fine job.
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