a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
This great to the end story is not 100% great but 99.9% great. The story, cadence depth, historical fiction blend with modern drama, is all wonderful content. But, the author needs to work on the ending. It sort of falls flat at the last page of the story. I will definitely read more from Stephenson. I just hope his editors help him on concluding stories.
A brilliant reading of a gripping, intelligent conspiracy/war story. It has hands down the best fictional interpretation of cryptology . . . when you can understand what's going on.
Yes, it embodied two things I'm very interested in. WWII history (more especially the code breaking involved) and computers/encryption.
Probably the description of using early forms of packet radio to log into servers via ssh from the roof of his Acura whilst sitting outside the building that housed the server in question.
Yes, but unfortunately it was relegated to my time in the truck, on the lawn mower, or basically any other time I didn't need to interact with humans.
I have always been crazy about this book.
Can't think of one. In a class by itself.
Good accent on characters. Good narrator.
Just found it facsinating. Very informative on many subjects.
One of my favorite books ever.
This has always been one of my favorite books since it came out. Neal Stephenson is such a strong and creative story teller. The dual storylines with intersecting characters and plot
Points has always entertained me.
Over all I enjoyed the reading by William Dufris but his choice of voices for some characters did digger what I "heard" in my own mind while reading. Bobby Shaftoe came across dimmer then I would have liked but that was also part of his manner so I don't complain too much. I wish Amy sounded stronger to match her persona but again it's easy to nitpick these small points in a story and performance I truly enjoyed
The story and characters are all engaging, Switching back and forth between WWII, the birth of internet banking of sorts and how there intertwined. Full of intrigue, honor and betrayal, as seen through the eyes of some of histories greatest minds, and a cast of some of the most colorful characters ever conceived.
This is the first book of this type I've ever listened to, so I personally know of nothing to compare. It's just a great story and I enjoyed it very much.
His use of assorted voices and accents really brings the story to life. After a short time you know who is who without the need for the characters name, although it's stated as each one speaks or thinks.
I wonder, with the acceptation of Alan Turing if Chester, DMS and the rest are based on actual people? I mention Chester because he is one of my favorite characters.