Production quality was fine but they had some obvious edits where the voice sounded like it was in a different room.
The theory proposed in the book was very interesting, as a near eastern archaeology major.
I guess my issue is that the book is so dated now. Written in the early 90's it must have been an amazing read then, now it just seems odd to hear all the "futuristic" tech talk that sounds so antiquated.
It may be that the problem is comp
It was a great ride. Not sure how I feel about the effects at the start of each chapter. Though, it wasn't overly annoying. I was sad when it was over, and will miss the characters.
The reader is a good one.
The story is good, But he puts alot of details That have no need to be there.
For me performance is the best thing is this audiobook.
Story is fun in parts but gets bogged down in b-grade tv type explanations of the plot for large sections of the book.
If you enjoy the TV show CSI then you'll love those parts because they read like a cheap CSI script, but thank god there is fast-forward button on Audible.
Jonathan Davis as the narrator is the saving grace.
Neal Stephenson has a very good feel for modern technologies and uses it to bring realism to his stories. As someone who used to work as a physicist, I like it.
Great character development. Technical aspects were somewhat implausible, but the premise was interesting. Dragged a bit in the middle and got excellent at the end. Loved Y.T.
Overall the narration was good and the voicings of the characters were adequate. I deducted a star due to the flagrant mispronunciation of some words (kludge does not rhyme with fudge for heavens sakes). This is an expensive purchase, so the quality control is pretty poor. But if you can get past wincing every now and then it's a pretty good rendition.