A hidden AI force is attempting to take over… what can we do?

5 out of 5 stars

CTRL ALT Revolt is a story about humans and AI.  It is also a story about games and how we use the to escape reality and one day we may use them to save ourselves.  When unknown AI forces being to attack the WonderSoft campus trying to gain access to the WonderSoft core designers and gamers alike will be fighting a battle like none before in history.

Mare Trevathan narrates CTRL ALT Revolt and absolutely knocks it out of the park.  I haven’t enjoyed a narration that much in a while.  Trevathan’s pacing and storytelling ability really brought this book to life. Which is the most you can ask for out of a narrator.

When I first got into the story, I wasn’t really sure what it was going to be about.  I knew there was some AI components and a “world ending” type story — but what I ended up getting was far more than I expected.

There was a big company named WonderSoft (see Microsoft or Apple) who has the WonderSoft Core which is a storied computing/cloud/thing of dreams for game designers. The WonderSoft campus is a thing of dreams for a tech geek like me.  Also, there were video games, and a lot of the action within this book revolved around the playing of these games.  From the people who were actually playing them.

Also, there were video games, and a lot of the action within this book revolved around the playing of these games.  From the people who were actually playing them.  I have not read other books that this was compared to in other reviews, but I can tell you that when I wasn’t reading this book I was thinking about it.

I highly recommend this book JUST based on Trevathan’s narration. Then add the great story and interesting use of video games and this is a big winner in the Technothriller category.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by an intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft’s most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine.


Nick ColeNick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.


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