Beth's Review: Waypoint: A Game of Drones by C.F. Waller
APC PUBLISHER: C. F. WALLER
NARRATOR: J. Scott Bennett RELEASED: April 26, 2018 GENRE: SCIFI, FANTASY, ACTION & ADVENTURE LENGTH: 12 hours and 2 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
Stacy’s life is in free-fall, her daughter killed by a drunk driver, her husband taking his own life only months later. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. At this auspicious moment her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching.
The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the deep-sea salvage camera’s reveal them to be virtually undamaged under six-thousand feet of water in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be?
Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget. Along the way, she’ll have to solve this puzzle, and many more to prevent an even larger disaster from happening.
This book contains the following: tiny robots, falsified government identification, autonomous drones, ATM malfunctions, mid-air collisions, fear of sharks, Australian bar pranks, pointing guns out the window of a moving plane, video games, Area-51, milk shake do’s and don't s and everyone’s possible need of at least one good friend. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
A Game of Drones is the perfect title for this book; however, it is so much more. This is a story of AI, video games, and world security. Stacey, the main character, has an unbelievably exciting adventure to help save America from a war with China. Stacey also has her own story that will come together throughout the story. I loved how the author shares only what needs to be shared when it's needed, and just enough to keep the reader guessing. The ending led me to think this is the beginning of a series. If so, it will be a fun series to read or listen to. It was a smooth story and works excellently as a read alone as well. I listened to the audible edition of Waypoint: A Game of Drones because it was narrated by one of my favorite voices, Scott Bennett, and he did an excellent job! I would have enjoyed hearing this with a female narrator joining him, but I still loved it! Waypoint: A Game of Drones is easily a 4-star book, and I can’t wait to hear the next one!