Read the book before, awesome. The audiobook gripped me even more because of the well executed read. Gibson, still amazing after all these years.
I have read this book at least 20 times and this was the first time I ever listened to it. At first, it may seem a bit too esoteric for most, but this is an awesome read that anyone should be able to get a handle on. Just read it. I mean... Listen. Until we can all jack in.
Surreal, Powerful, and Intense
"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"
I found this was a book that I wanted to divide into different sittings, just so I could absorb the story.
Well performed, but a lot to absorb. would have preferred to be able to flip back at points, hard to do on an audiobook.
This book is well written and the narration is pretty good as well. While it can seem a bit dated at times the story holds true to some of our fears about the future and nature of reality. While I do feel that the technical jargon was a bit much at times, forced even, it didn't detract from the story. If your a fan of this genre, this is a must - listen for sure. You can hear the modern versions throughout the story. I don't think it's a five star but I'd give it a 4.5 for sure.
A friend of mine has been on me for years to read or listen to this book. He was not wrong about me enjoying this story immensely. There is something about science fiction in general that works emotions in a different way, as if the story is the character and the characters are the emotions or mode of being.
My only hiccup in all that I find fascinating about this novel is the language. While it definitely gives the setting a specific feel, it's very confusing to try and translate what's going on sometimes.
Easily one of my favorite stories by far. When I first acquired it, I listened to the story at least 7 times in the first month, eager to hear the story told over once more.
That, despite the book's own admitted dated technologies in place, the story still tells of a future we are still only beginning to explore, where the once fanciful portrayals given inside are becoming a reality.
Robertson Dean's performance in this book is exceptional, and after having listened to the other books in this series, I found his portrayal of The Finn not only spot-on, but made the other audio portrayals of him poorer by comparison.
Hard to listen twice. I would miss tiny details when I was listening in the car. Then a section wouldn't quite make sense. Listening more carefully the second time, it all came together and it is quite a story
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain
Perhaps in 1984 the "tech" in this book was more infatuating, although I have never been one to let an outdated Sci Fi novel stop me from diving in. I can totally deal with outdated. The entire story line is artificially derived from 1980's anecdotal ideas of what the future held. For me it seemed the story was over half way through. I realized I didn't care what happened to case. I don't understand why this book is celebrated. First and foremost, a writer needs to make the reader care about the characters.