This is the worst audiobook since sound was invented. I don't know why this book has so many good reviews. It has a bunch of random ideas about the future with no apparent plot. It is also a very negative book. The first couple of hours of the book goes into brutal detail of how the US only has two jobs, pizza delivery and computer coding. If this sounds interesting, it isn't. Stay away.
there are some interesting ideas here, but it's all a bit random. i find the narrative to be choppy, though it might be because of the narrator. i almost didn't get past the first 15 minutes because i found the narrative so choppy. the narrator's character voices are excellent, though.
Like watching a 17 hour reality show that goes nowhere, and I mean nowhere. If you rate this one greater than 1 star you really need to get out more, a lot more.
I've never given up on a book before, but after 5 hours of listening and hoping the story becomes more interesting, I admit defeat. This is a terrible book. Don't waste your time (as I already have).
Um..... Nothing. The story was not interesting and written with the enthusiasm of a nerdy 13 y/o boy.
Something better written.
Didnt get far enough in.
The whole story, starting over with a better topic maybe.
I wated 45 min of my life I cant ever get back.
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The grandfather of all "cyber-punk" novels. It's got it all: A dystopian future, relegious cults, global cultural melt-down, corporate city states, a skate boarding sexy goth chick, pit-bulls who are 700 mph killing machines, tribes of interesting and smart villians, plus a handsome hero who's the world's greatest samurai swordsman - to take it all the way to the most dangerous place you'd never would want to go to... and win.
This book was so cool until the author got it so out of control in the religion phase that he did not know what to do with it, SO HE ENDED IT. What an absolute cop out ending. I wish I could take over the writing of the book because it has so much potential. It is worth reading/listening to because at least half to three quarters is good, but the last of it sucks!!!!!!!
This book was entertaining, but took a wrong turn when it says religion is a virus. The computer geek side of me loved it, the Christian side almost turned it off.
I have read this book 4 times or so and have listened to it only once. As I have read in reviews of other books in the Audible library, certain traits of the narrator's speech seep into the reading of the book that stand out in the recordings. This narrator is one who pronounces (what should be) silent G's. If he says, "looking", it sounds like, "lookin-guh". I heard it every one of the 1000 times he pronounced a G in this way. It drove me to never LISTEN to it again.
Lost money on this one. Could not bear more than an hour of this author's pre-pubescent use of the "f" word. Not needed for the plot (is there a plot?), just gratuitous abuse of language.
BTW, the single star was a requirement to move to the next page. No stars is not acceptable apparently.