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John

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  • Gun, with Occasional Music

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems - not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time.

    Darwin8u says: "SF SLAMS into a hard-boiled, noir pulp!"
    "Narrator ruined this book for me"
    Overall

    I was prepared to enjoy this novel; I liked the quirkiness of what I did manage to listen to.

    However, I disliked the narrator's delivery so much that I gave up listening after 2 hours. I kept hoping it would improve, but it never did.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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