This book is absolutely as good as everybody says it is. The problem is that this was recorded a long time ago, and the audio quality is lacking. still recommended.
do not understand why there is any value in taking one out of the narrative with second-rate, 10 second, repetitive music.
I was frustrated with other audiobooks but this one even has the music every chapter break.
I paid for the narrative not for someone else's music preference.
This seems like a more recent trend and one I hope ends soon.
It took me a while to get with the writing and narration, but once settled in, I found this to be pretty unusual, interesting, active, and involving.
Gee. Maybe a toned-down version of Ready Player One, which I really enjoyed, and it's available as an audible audiobook.
I'm not familiar with Davis, but based on this narration, I will be looking favorably on other titles employing him as narrator.
I don't know that the story has "continuation" possibilities, but the characters were all well drawn and if the writer is up to this task, I would encourage a follow-up title. I'd likely buy it.
This is my second time reading through Snow Crash, from the vivid world that Stephenson has created to the compelling characters I was hooked from page one. The new sci-fi fantasy starts here and it's a great ride
Self-employed autodidact. Recipient of an unconventional education. Be a "Generalist" and never have a dull moment!
It defined Cyberpunk, and has never been surpassed. Period.
That being said, the character of YT is not a three dimensional person, and she is utterly psychologically invalid as a 15 year old. I guess this can be partially explained by the absurd notion common in the 80s that teens would just keep getting more and more promiscuous at younger and younger ages. Good ol' Neal hadn't hadn't seen the pendulum swing back in the NeoVictorian direction yet (to borrow his own term from the Diamond Age, where YT does in fact play a small but important roll!)
Never the less, this is a thought provoking and FUN book. Well worth the time, and the reader here is spot-on perfect.
Sometimes Violent and bloody.
Readers who are sensitive to racism be forewarned, accents and slang terms for the different races represented in the book.
I'm not a fan of the sex scene between the adult criminal and 15 yr old girl.
Narrator performance was excellent.
The world and plot are good except for the pseudo mystical stuff that the author included to pad out the story and try to explain the basis of the plot important Macguffin. That and the weird babbling in between chapters. But the rest is all right.