Characters were so well defined and all tied in-together with ease. Dramatic, interesting and funny all at the same time. Looking for the sequel now!
Great book I read shortly after it was first published. Holds up fairly well in terms of tech concepts and is just as fast paced as I remember. This Audible presentation is very well done and probably the best of all Audible books I've completed to date.
It is interesting to see Stephenson's view of how the internet would work in his future, very insightful in many ways. This story is a lighthearted romp that touches on some very serious subjects. It ends up being thought provoking, as well as a fun ride.
I've read Snowcrash before but I found this time it was difficult to follow the story. The author is obviously quite intelligent and has a lot of interesting historical information to add but listening to it was almost overwhelming.The middle of the story gets bogged down with an earful of information regarding languages and religion which is both interesting but somewhat frustrating to listen to ( at least in my experience). The transitions between chapters I also found quite distracting and unnecessary. For some reason the quality of sound was also quite poor which has not been my experience with other books from Audible ( I would imagine it's an older recording).
The narrator was excellent and the only reason I kept on listening to this long winded and overly complex story.
An English narrated Whodunnit. Ngaio Marsh?
Not that I recall.
Most of the beginning chapters.
I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me and I found myself looking forward to getting back in the car to hear more.
The author weaves mythical and biblical themes in a way I hadn't heard before.
I would not go to the theater to see this movie, it's so outlandish they'd probably cut all the wrong things.
nerd, biker, finnish, middle-aged and cool
The story is intriguing and probably enjoyable, but the recording quality let me down. It's possible that I won't listen the book all the way to end.
The voice of the narrator is OK, but I have no idea how such a recording has been done. The voice sounds like the recording was made inside a small cardboard box with cheapest possible microphone on a C-cassette. Pity.
I would put Snow Crash near the top of the audio books I've listened to so far.
Of the many characters, I come back to Hiro, our protaganist. He is a scimitar weilding pizza delivery man. His chapters are my favorite.
Like most audiobooks I took awhile to get used to his delivery and cadence. Once i was "in" it was a smooth ride. I was perturbed at first with the chapter sound effects, but they grew on me.
This is worth the listen.
My favorite future
The way the author predicted so many things about the future if communications via a story 20+ years ago. It was detailed and fun. I ran through 17 hours in just a couple work days.