I'd recommend the book, but not the audiobook. Johnny Heller is probably my least favorite reader.
No. I will avoid his performances at all cost. He has the total vocal range of bad text-to-speech software and annoying enunciation. He speaks in a flat monotone that ruins narration for me.
I love how Suarez built an alternative society via the Darknet. Very interesting concept.
Roc - because he's full of awesome.
He has great vocal range, and does a great job of intonating.
Watch this film or you're a gigantic D-Bag full of D-Bags.
So. Freaking. Awesome.
Kayla. I identify with he/she/its paranoia
Her voice was so subdued that I wonder if she narrated this book out of some sort of contract necessity. She has a habit of ending every sentence by dropping her vocal tone which causes vocal fry (growling). Which would be fine ... if it weren't Every. Freaking. Sentence.
Great book, worth looking past my gripes with the narration.
Not with this narrator
The history of one of the most important technologies of the last 60 years
He has a monotone voice and almost no vocal range. It's like listening to my accountant uncle read a book I really want to read for myself.
I seek out books written by Morgan and narrated by Dufris.
The universe the characters operate in.
This would make a pretty good series. I could see Nathan Fillion as Takeshi.
I'll operate as the dissenting opinion here. I've adored Dufris as a narrator since I listened to Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. He has an edgie, sardonic tone that I lends itself well to either very cynical character or characters in disbelieving circumstances (a la Randy Waterhouse in a very Kafka'esque unraveling). Todd McLaren, to my ear, comes off as heavy handed and melodramatic. His female voices come off as characitures and many of his male voices sound so cartoonish as to throw me out of the story. Richard Morgan, on the other hand, composes well serviced cyber-punk'esque fiction, if not some times overwrought. Also, the scenes of sex and sexuality are a bit overdrawn and over-the-top. I am by no means a prude, but these graphic depictions don't do much to push the story forward. It seems like pandering to a particluar (and socially inept) market segment.
Also, I'm not sure if this is a recording issue, but the reverb on this recording is horrific. I was hoping this was a cheesey effect, but no ... it persists.
TL;DR: Great story, great narrator, terrible production decision (reverb).
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