After listening to this audiobook it's obvious that Neuromancer has been a source of inspiration to many other creatives in the field. Movies like the Matrix and also every cyberpunk anime in existence have borrowed heavily from this book. If you like those works this is required listening.
However, for all of it's landmark ideas, this book seems poorly written. I haven't read the book so perhaps its just the narration. Of the 30 some audiobooks I have listened to so far, this has by far been the most jarring, disjointed and hard to follow of them all. If you're not into the genre, or the concepts it spawned, I would avoid it.
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Console cowboys hold on to your seats. This classic scifi tale takes the reader of a roller coster ride across the sprawl as our protagonists find employment and a second chance. The story is excellent, but the reader's pacing seems off at first, but as the story ramps up, so does his rhythm.
"... there are times when silence is a poem." - John Fowles, the Magus ^(;,;)^
Gibson reinvented the science fiction genre novel with his novel Neuromancer. A Verne-pitched, future novel that seems to have amazingly apprehended and captured much of the core and substance of the 21st century. The closest novel in both form and function is Stephenson's Snow Crash, but Gibson wrote this 8 years (an eternity in cyberspace) previous to Snow Crash. Gibson's prose (and clothing-fixation) is sometimes really REALLY annoying, but his style remains difficult to reproduce or replicate. Some writers can temporarily capture the asiangloss of Gibson's sprawl and cyberspace but lack the methgrit of Gibson's haunted prose clutter. Not a perfect SF novel, but still an amazing book.
I could not get into this book, even after reading a lot of science fiction. After about an hour I couldn't keep listening. The writing style is more difficult than many other science fiction books that I've read.
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I had a really hard time getting into this novel. The narration was really good but the storyline just didn't grab my attention like I thought it would. I thought I would really like it since I'm a science fiction fan, but perhaps this genre just isn't for me.
Having been a William Gibson fan most of my adult life, which isn't saying very much at 23 years old, I had found myself looking to re-read some of his works. I had been apprehensive about downloading this audio book because having listened to the sample I wasn't really impressed with the voice talent they had chosen it didn't seem right for the dark gritty cyberpunk tale. Eventually I got it, and after about 30-45 minutes of listening, I found myself enjoying it much more than I thought I would. So if you are apprehensive about getting this audio novel due to the voice work, I promise you it's a quality and dynamic performance. Good listen.
As my title says I love the book and the story is great. However the voice was good when doing male voices, but the female characters sounded identical and a bit like they're doped up, even if the character isn't high. At first it was annoying but I got used to it. Some of the male character have this same voice too like the character Wage to name one. I would recommend this audio book, but I wouldn't say it is a must listen.
Neuromancer is a classic scifi tail. One of Reddit's top 100 books. The performer did a excellent job bringing the deep richness of the story to life.
An engaging story. I enjoyed the characters, even the not-so-lovable ones. The narration was well done, not overdone.