Great voice acting. Interesting nuanced characters. Unpredictable and mindbending. Although some descriptions of future now seem dated twenty-plus years later. Hindsight is always 20/20 like that. It's still unbelievable this was written in 1982 (the same Blade Runner hit the silver screen)...Wow!!!
Case and his badass girlfriend, Molly, of course. Their struggle to survive seems real and plausible. Did these two end up being the template for Neo and Trinity? It sure looks like it to me.
His meeting with Deane/Wintermute in the matrix and the beach scene with Linda Lee.
Sure, I'd like to mainline this archetypal cyperpunk novel.
Reviews led to believe this was better then it actually was. Avoid.
I wish I had downloaded another book before getting into a car for 13 hours. Stuck with this one.
I really enjoyed the story, sometimes the transitions are a bit jarring and confusing, but you start getting used to it by the end of the book. Re-reading it would probably reveal a lot of missed details. Still a great read.
This was a great story. Some of those visual cues like the starting of a new paragraph might make this a better read instead of listen as the characters are in one place then they are very suddenly somewhere else. It was at times a tad difficult to follow.
I'm a university student.
The world in which the story is set. I really enjoy cyberpunk themes and imagery. The reason I listened to this book is because it is the defining work of the cyberpunk genre.
First of all, the iconic opening line: "The sky above the port was the color of television, turned to a dead channel". One of the most simple and powerful uses of imagery I've ever heard. It immediately sets the tone of the novel and brings you into the story.
But the most memorable scene, for me, was the ending.
Case is visited by Wintermute/Neuromancer in his apartment. The moment is very bittersweet, because the AI shows him what appears to be "digital copies" of Linda (his dead girlfriend) and Case himself, their consciousnesses living together in the matrix. Then, the last line of the book: "He never saw Molly again."
He did a good job of varying his voice for the different characters.
No, it took me a while to get through this book. It was hard to listen to for more than an hour at a time because the plot is very complicated and it takes a lot of concentration in order to understand what is going on.
I hesitate to recommend the audio version of this book. The author invented many slang terms for use in the book, and this makes it hard to follow the story closely. For example, when characters first mentioned "breaking the ice" I thought they were referring to socializing. It took me a while to realize that "ice" is slang for firewalls, and so "breaking the ice" means hacking into servers. I feel that it would be easier to keep up with the strange dialogue if I were reading it instead of listening. There were times when I actually had no idea what was going on and I needed to rewind and listen to some parts multiple times.
Read the book before, awesome. The audiobook gripped me even more because of the well executed read. Gibson, still amazing after all these years.