Maybe if you are a hacker or gamer you would find this interesting and be able to stay connected to the story line and understand the lingo. I listened for over 5 hours and could not listen any further. Might be for some, but not for me.
This is basically an action movie with good characters and, at times, some very good writing and character development. Flirts with nerd culture but anyone who likes action will enjoy it.
Yes from Neal. NO from Malcolm
Note to Audible: When characters in a book require narration in a regional or foreign dialect you really must find a reader who can handle the accent. I really want to keep listening to this book in spite of a somewhat flat, drowsy delivery but my budding immersion in the tale has been crushed by the narrator's failure to get within throwing distance of the english and scots accent the material calls for. His english is off-key but the scots is flat-out embarrassing and listening to the mangled phrases destroys the experience. Audible's library is full of titles I'd love to listen to but reject because of the performance. I'd love to purchase Old Man's War by John Scalzi, but after listening to Will Wheaton' wonderful reading of Fuzzy Nation, Agent to the Stars and Red Shirts I just can't endure the disinterested performance of Scalzi's other works by a bored narrator. This reading of Reamde isn't too bad until you come to the shockingly amateurish dialects but if you have a sensitive ear at all you'll be cringing. And I haven't even gotten to the part where the Russians arrive.
great book, Malcolm Hilgartner provides great narration. a long listen at 30+ hours that keeps you interested with its twists and turns. I thought it was going to be more about the game but it turned out to be an international trek about terrorists, computer hackers, and having your family's back.
I have listened to it three times now and like it better every time. Very well written and the narration couldn't be better.