I found that the techno jargon/slang was initially fairly shallow and repetitive. The story could have done with a much shorter setup of the characters and period, with a bit less attempt at a clever approach. This almost felt like word filling to make a minimum.
However, once the story got going, it developed into a very engaging and well through out tale. The characters and interactions kept me listening until the very end, where I found it to be nicely all wrapped up.
While I have enjoyed this series overall. It is starting to loose steam. This particular novel basically filled n some back story but really didn't add anything new.
The performance was still pretty good but suffered from lack of drama or surprises in the story itself.
Nice hearing this classic performed so well. Had forgotten much of the story. Was surprised how much forward thinking was included for the time it was written.
It did hold me until the very end, despite the backend of the story filling in much of the details of the society in a way that didn't use the characters.
Regardless, the novel and the performance left me very tense which was perfect. Truly a lesson we should all pay attention too.
Wasn't sure what I was expecting but this book, while not being what I normally listen, engaged me from the beginning to the end. It follows several people with enough detail to help you understand their interaction and reactions but not so much that it distracts from the story.
As the story follows the apartment tenants the mystery builds and things get very strange. But somehow it holds together and keeps who wanting to know whats going on.
I can see this actually done as a movie. Low key to start with and building to the very end. By the time I was in the last sections, I found it very hard to stop listening. I just had to know!
While obviously well written and well performed, the material is quite disturbing and hard to stay focused on. So much so that I finally gave up and, for the first time, have not finished listening to an Audible book. Some people might really appreciate it but it definitely won't be for many.
The characters are well portrayed which may be part of the problem. The main narrator is going in and out of reality. The conversations that happen are often just plain annoying. Not the writing but the type of conversations that could very well be had by people whose brains are messed up due to their trip.
One disappointment was that I was expecting science fiction, especially considering the author and the classification. This might have been considered sci fi when it was written but doesn't fit that category today. It was a look into the near future when it was written but could also have just been considered an exploration of a different sub-culture. Perhaps the ending might still categorize it as sci fi, but I ended up stopped about 3/4 of the way through it. My time is just too valuable and I unfortunately should have given up much before I did.
This weekly show covers quite a few general Mac topics, including gaming, graphics, current news, and even the stock market's response to Apple's activities.
There are more technically inclined shows out there but I find that the casual approach makes it an easy listen. The show is well organized where, if you are running short on time, you can skip to the next segment quickly.
The information is accurate, current, and useful.
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