Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse -- mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy -- is assigned to Detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702 -- commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe -- is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia -- a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427218247
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 08, 2014

Sort of a Dan Brown styling, three inter-related story lines with short chapters and cliffhangers, jumping back and forth. Story 1, a young navy recruit still trying to find himself is stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. He demonstrates his incredible cryptography skills to his superiors and is immediately transferred to Bletchley Park in England, the top secret group assigned to break the German Enigma code. Story 2, in the same time-line, a young Marine recruit stationed in the Philippines arranges marriage with his attractive Filipino fiancé, only to have their plans countered by the Japanese invasion of the Philipines. Story 3, occurring in current times, a San Francisco high-tech entrepreneur searches for WWI gold using cryptography to decipher the clues. Sounds pretty interesting, right? The problem is that it drags on too much. A case where the author over-indulges his muse. 34 discs, 1000 pages. Would have been much better at 12 discs, 300 pages. Recommended only if you have a lot of time on your hands.

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