I enjoyed this audio book and was entertained on my extended drive to Atlanta. I agree with the other reviewer on the transition between stories; there is none, one story ends the next begins. Was not too big of a deal but I found myself wondering what was the title to that story and is that really Roddy McDowall??? I also had problems with the volume of the narration being different from one story to the next. The stories wont blow your mind however, it was worth the one credit for entertainment value.
Non-Cyberpunks need not apply. If you've never heard of Second Life, if you don't appreciate techie gadgets, online gaming, skateboard chicks, samurai swords and robot dogs you won't get this book.
There are some slow spots where Stephenson does some heavy lifting about religion and langague, but hang in there it ties in very nicely and it's one heck of a ride.
Oh my. It was very hard to take this audio book seriously. It is the digital equivalent to a campfire ghost story. Or am I being mislead by extra-terrestrial beings and mysterious men in black suits. I jumped into this without doing any research. Bad move on my part.
Not really entertaining, just background noise on another road trip. It was like listening to one of those History Channel UFO programs but without the neato graphics and commercials. Not as compelling as The Mothman Prophecies but similar in nature. I didnt like that one either.
Another audible book for a long road trip. Had I not been a captive audience it would have stopped and deleted from my player.
Dukes narration made this almost unbearable. If you dont believe me listen to the sample and imagine 6 hours of it. Im actually mad at myself because I also have Without Remorse which Dukes viscerated with equal style. So bad that I could not finish it, shame on me
The only thing that got me though this book was fast pace of the story and Clancys legendary attention to detail in all things military.
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