Yes, because the point is not just a linear narrative -- lots of things going on that intertwine, and it isn't clear the first time around how that is happening.
I can't help comparing it to other David Foster Wallace books. Any DFW fan would, I think, find this of interest, but the fact that he died before finishing it, and someone else put it together and got it into print makes assessing it problematical.
I haven't listened to any other Robert Petkoss performances, but I liked this one very much.
I was reading the print edition and got bogged down about halfway through. I got this, hoping it would help me get through it, and it did, but the book itself is just -- erratic. Some parts much more interesting than others.
I chose this selection after seeing the movie, which I enjoyed very much, and was not disappointed. I enjoyed the audible book as much as I did the movie, and was even moved to get the printed book so I could browse around and re-read parts of it. I will listen to the whole audible book again sometime -- it was such a pleasure. I especially liked the narrator, Simon Prebble -- enough to search for other books narrated by him.
Although I did enjoy this overall, it did not live up to my expectations of what a Neal Stephenson work should deliver. The story often dragged and just didn't have the brilliance of, say, Cryptonomicon.
I enjoyed everything about this title: the voice of the narrator I found beautiful, and her way of reading charmed me; the content was interesting enough to lead me explore the main character(s) more fully elsewhere. Fascinating memoir, well-told.
The narrator was very good at dialogue, making each person distinguishable, and fitting their personalities, but overall I did not enjoy it because it was just too violent and pointless for my taste.
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