I'm a fan of Neal Stephenson -- and loved Snow Crash and a couple others -- but this book is not one that I could recommend -at all- I found it a great challenge to even get through it, let alone wanting to see how it turned out.
Love Neal Stephenson's other works. I'm glad this isn't the first book of his that I listened to. No real plot and story that isn't at all interesting or grounded in reality.
I grew up in Massachusetts, and the guy who read this book needs a quick lesson. Route 128 is pronounced like "root" not like "rowte", and the "a" Natick is pronounced like in "ate" not like "at".
It is a wonderfully fun book and a great reading in general, but when you get to these words and mess them up so thoroughly, especially in a book which centres on the city, it ruins the experience for me.