The Memory Hacker by J.T. Lawrence

Posted October 25, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

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The Memory Hacker by J.T. LawrenceThe Memory Hacker: A Cyberpunk Conspiracy Thriller by J.T. Lawrence
Narrator: Michael T. Bradley
Published by Bradley on 10-16-18
Genres: Cyberpunk, Science-Fiction
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

A medical scanner shocks Talia by telling her she's given birth before.

Talia's sure the AI is glitching, but it's stirred something deep in her memory.

Will she risk remembering?

Click to burn through this nail-biting cyberpunk conspiracy thriller now.

Talia leads a life without illusion. Since her partner abandoned her, things have not been the same. One day during a routinary medical check, the AI informs her about some old internal scars caused by a c-section, and how they can be treated. There is just a problem about this: Talia is not conscious of ever giving birth, but she will not stop until finding the truth.

Children is a recurrent subject in Lawrence’s stories. One of the things I love from her books are the very well crafted characters and how their problems feel urgent and matter to the reader. I think this is essential to be able to connect to the story, and Janita excels at this. I could feel Talia’s anguish about wanting to know, and the intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat to the very end.

Even though this is a fairly short story, there are a couple of twists that made it more interesting. One of them I saw it coming but I think I’ve been reading too many of Janita’s books lately 😉 I just can’t get enough of her literature!

This time I missed having a South-African narrator, but Michael T. Bradley did a great job narrating this book. He inflected the right amount of emotion to the characters, and his compelling tone kept the story flowing. Something that could have been improved was the audio production since some mouth/swallowing noises were audible at times. It also felt a bit odd having a male narrator on a story in which the main character is a woman.

I loved this book, and it’s incredible how much some characters can move me on that short span of time. The only thing I would have changed about this book is that I would wish for the story to be longer. I think I would have enjoyed a longer version of this, with more details and maybe a longer development towards the end.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars