This is my favorite audio book to date
The only problem with Anathem is that, at the end, it is tough to find something that compares as a book and especially as an audiobook. Maybe that is why I listened again and was not dissapointed. The other Neal Stephenson Books are a must. I really liked, Counting Heads by Steven Marusek, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, 14 by Peter Clines, Traveler by John Twelve Hawks and Daemon by Daniel Suarez. Ready Player One is clever, well written and fun. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is a great audio book.
The narration is among the very best.
This is a great and long book (a bargain for that reason). I liked some of the realizations I had as I parsed the well written foreshadowing elements.
Plot full of surprises, good narration, interesting juxtapositions.
Exploring the secrets that underlie her situation with the protagonist.
Not that I know of.
I don't remember being emotionally moved with the exception of laughing out loud. But, I do remember being intellectually stimulated. I listened to the entire over 12 hours of narration in less than 48 hours and I wished it was longer :-)
Pleasantly surprised by the quality of ideas and depth of characters.
This is a well written and engaging thriller a level above Crichton in plot finesse and technical sophistication. The fact that it was published in 2009 makes it downright prescient.
This is only my second review. Now that I know that positive reviewers are asked about similar books, I am going to read other positive reviews to see what other books might be similar.
A great sense of the rhythm and pace of the story and of the character's speech.
Not, one, no.
The is a roller coaster of a plot with well developed characters and cool technology details.
I am not sure who would enjoy this book.
For me it was hard to make a distinction between the the quality of the narration and the quality of the writing.
The code snippets that are elaborated in the text are not essential to the plot.
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