I was looking forward to Neuromancer, seeing as to how the book invented the whole cyberpunk genre of the 1980s/90s.
The narration was good. Unfortunately, the plot seems to be very confusing. It's hard to keep all the characters straight.
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.
I love learning, teaching and exploring!
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.
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.
A different narrator.
The book, not the audio book.
Syrupy. Effeminate. Seventies hipster.
One of my only audiobooks I wish I could return here.
One strage and exciting trip! Gibson creates a mind bending and entirely believable world with gritty characters and a story line that reminds me of all the metaphysical , speculative technology, and kick ass action themes that I loved best in two of my other favorite pieces of sci-fi art the Matrix and Snow Crash.
Erie similarity between Gibson's matrix and today’s web....
AI ise Complex.
the complex cyborg/computer systems.
Cool book, worth the read, characters draw you in.
This was the genesis of the "Cyberpunk" sub-genre of Sci-Fi, so I'm told. Well, to me this book was reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's more mediocre stuff. Think "Martian Time Slip" or "Valis", It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. As far as cyberpunk is concerned, the sub-genre has taken off and is world's beyond this stuff. Most recently "Ready Player One" has taken kiddie-cyberpunk to a whole new level. For hardcore cyberpunk no one can top Neal Stephenson and "Snow Crash", or some of that dudes other stuff. But considering where this book originated from and when it was written, it deserves credit for being the forerunner of the cyberpunk.
Now the reader is another matter. The book probably would have been a whole lot better with another narrator. This guy was not very good, and I think he kind of ruined it.
I didn't follow the story at all. It didn't pull me in or anything like that. The performance was bad in Audible standards, why not bring more readers instead of changing the vioce now and again...next time!
I finished only part one. However, this is one the big classic books, maybe it is just me.
If you want to gain understanding of how culture can be affected by literature, read this book. If you want to be dazzled by one of the most prescient writings of our times, read this book. If you just like sci-fi, AI, space ships and artificial gravity, read this book. Even if you're a 'none of the above', you should probably read this book.