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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Fifteen-year-old Ani Lee is a skilled hacker researching a strange .wav file that she’s downloaded when it behaves as no file ever should.

Joe Dyson is a seventeen-year-old American transplant recruited into secret teen division of the British intelligence service who’s looking into the disappearance of a friend caught up in an underground music scene that might be more tha
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Sky Pony Press
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Macarena Yannelli
Este libro comienza siendo como una especie de thiller muy copado sobre un archivo de audio que unos hackers le roban a unos políticos de UK y se convierte en una cosa extraña de espionaje, ciencia ficción y es tan bizarro que me gusto mucho jajaja
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Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

DNF @ 18%

So this one started off pretty strong and the premise was really interesting but I just wasn't feeling it. It's been a little off for me since we met Joe because I don't buy that there is a "teen" division to the police and they would give him that much freedom to question people, etc. I almost feel this would be better as a crossover novel with a teenage hacker and an adult cop trying to solve the case together
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My original Dotwav audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Now here’s the first book I’ve ever heard which has struck me as a good recommendation for fans of Anthony Horowitz’ ‘Alex Rider’ series (That series was one of the literary highlights of my teen years). As long as you can suspend your disbelief long enough to believe that the British MOD is hiring teenagers to act as spies, this book really works.

In this story, teenagers begin behaving oddly after listening t
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Massive plot spoiler: (view spoiler)
Oct 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Thank you to Sky Pony Press for a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

Ani is hacker that receives a .wav file that doesn't act like any file she has ever seen. As she begins looking into it leads her places she didn't thing it would. When she takes it to friends they haven't seen it before, and when her uncle looks at he can't hear anything at all, which makes her think that it is geared towards kids and she worries about what that could mean.

Joe is working for a British intelligence
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
This started out pretty good--it dives right into the action and we have two teenage MC who are interesting and unique and fit right into a sci-fi story.

Unfortunately, the story just gets more and more convoluted--and more and more outlandish--by the end. Now, don't get me wrong--I love me some crazy, out-of-the-norm sci-fi. But in order for me to really enjoy that sci-fi, there also has to be enough actual science and explanation to make things seem that there'a a SLIVER or possibility it could
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was totally not expecting the story to go the way it did! Loved it once the two characters connected. Highly recommend for fans of EC Myers!
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, sci-fi
Not quite as good as Human.4, a book that has stayed with me for years. That being said, I liked the concept of this book: it was fresh, interesting, and a great gender-neutral read (I think boys and girls would like it). I liked the main characters, especially Joe--he was a badass, and that's always a cool trait for characters in my opinion. I liked that this passed the Bechdel test between Ani and Gretchen and also had no love story at all. Having a male and female lead, that was a pretty big ...more
I thought I knew where this was going and then it got really wild. Full review to come!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It was amazing. Extraordinary. I don't know the words. It is my best book ever read by far. You will probably never read any book like this. It's thrilling and you'll just have to read and see.
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
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American Mensa
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dotwav, also known as .wav, is a format that stores audio. The format of this book stores both deeper things and nothing deeper. One finds .wavs in the modern era, just like this book. This book’s “dotwavs”, however, live in an exhilerating science-fiction modern world, involving intriguing dangers and technologies that could very well already exist. Joe Dyson (teen agent) and Ani Lee (teen hacker) cross paths, they work to unfold a baffling mystery that confounds our heroes at every turn - incl ...more
Carro Herdegen
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kiss-the-book
Language: PG (4 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG
Ani has a secret file that her online buddy shared with her before both he and Ani started being tracked down by men in suits. Joe is being brought back on a case for the secret agency he works for, struggling to let go of his last mission failure, to find a friend who has gone missing. To solve these mysteries, Ani and Joe will have to work together and suspend their beliefs of what is and is not impossible.
Ani and Joe’s story is a
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

The ideas the author has are so creative and unique. I've never read anything likes this. A huge plus for me was the nerdy references that actually made sense (not just thrown in to add appeal). It was very refreshing to have a book that focused almost completely on the story and didn't have any stupid romances. Normally when the end of the world is coming, you don't worry so much about finding your next love (not a spoiler, just in a lot of si fi/dystopian novels). Also, the c
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it
YA sci-fi fans should give this one a try, especially the ones who like technology!
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I can see why it would be enjoyable for people who are into this sort of thing, but it wasn't for me.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Couldn't put it down. Characters you want to root for, interesting premise, fast-paced action. Dig it!
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, wonderful

That was so much fun. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi. The loved the relationship and interactions between Ani and Joe. I am so looking forward to next book in Oct.
Tessa P 5
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sage Knightly
3.5 stars

Dotwav is a thrilling, fast paced tale full of politics, friendships, and saving the world. In it, we follow two teenage characters caught up in a political plot to change the very workings of the world. Joe and Ani inevitably meet each other and put together their resources to figure out what is going on, why, and how to stop it. Unfortunately, the bad guy they're up against is not human, and is also controlled by someone big and powerful. This is a journey full of fear, action, adrena
S. Thomas
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We’ve all heard about subliminal messages in music, but Dotwav launches on the premise that aliens are music. What an original concept!

I received an audiobook ARC for Dotwav and enjoyed this spy thriller with audio aliens while performing mindless sales lead sorting through dusty old files on carbon paper from the 1970s. I thought the workload threatened to brainwash, especially since Joe and Ani, our protagonists, faced brainwashing themselves.

Joe is part of a UK teen secret agency called YETI
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Zusammenfassung: Dieser Science-Fiction-Roman, der Auftakt einer Reihe zu sein scheint, begleitet die beiden Protagonisten, die sich auf die Suche nach den Hintergründen und Ursprüngen einer mysteriösen Audio-Datei und einer neuen Musik-Subkultur machen und dabei erschreckende Vorgänge entdecken, die die gesamte Menschheit bedrohen.

„Dotwav“ ist sprachlich überzeugend gearbeitet und führt den Leser langsam in die Geschichte ein. Der Autor versteht es, dem Leser an jeder Stelle die notwendigen Hin
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading Dotwav. It was quick, fast-paced, and a truly inventive science-fiction book. I flew through the story, it wasn't perfect but it was still very enjoyable.

The writing style itself was compelling. It kept me hooked and entranced in the plot. It was super descriptive (perhaps too much so during some gross/violent scenes). It really put you into the scene.

The characters were likable. Joe & Ani were both complicated characters with their own baggage. However, at times they acted m
3 stars.

So, this story is one of the most interesting that I've ever read, and in a lot of ways, I'm really glad I picked it up. The summary is (sort of) pretty spot on--Ani is a hacker who crosses paths with Joe, a secret agent, in their quest to get to the bottom of what a mysterious .wav file means. There's mystery and adventure and a smorgasbord for sci-fi lovers. It wasn't too hard to follow along with, and despite the unrealisticness of the characters, especially Joe, having jobs above wha
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People Who Like Mindless "Action" Books
This was the worst book I have read in a long time. (Minimal spoilers ahead but you shouldn't read this book anyways) Maybe the fact the nice comments on the cover are about other books Mike Lancaster has written and do not mention dotwav would give it away. But I read it anyways and the entire book is a sub par science fiction novel that not only is cheesy but illogical in some areas. I started off and I through it was looking good, then... all downhill from there. Joe does not seem cool and sm ...more
Jun 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was so interesting. I really enjoyed it. I found the characters interesting, and the plot unique. Some of the dialogue felt a little unnatural, and there were some unexpectedly "violent" kind of scenes (think: self-harm trigger warning), but overall I really did enjoy and recommend this book.

It tells the story of a girl hacker and a boy secret agent whose paths cross when they both begin to investigate a .wav file that seems to be dangerous. I loved the technology used and the theorie
Lilian Deforest
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a cool book. I don't know that it's plausibility would hold up to much scrutiny, but it felt real enough as I was reading it. I enjoyed the characters and the plot moved along well enough. The sci-fi genre isn't my favorite, and so someone who loves it might have a different experience, but there were times near the beginning of the book that I was on the edge of feeling bored. I don't care to read it again, and I certainly don't intend to buy it (I borrowed it from my library), but the ...more
Read InAGarden
There is a strange .wav file making its rounds in the music scene in England. It doesn't sound like music and it causes strange reactions in listeners. Hacker Ani and government agent Joe (both teenagers) team up to uncover what is in the sound file and how it can be neutralized. Soon they realize they have uncovered a plot that goes to the highest levels of English society. This is a fun read for sci-fi fans.
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