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Interface

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Publisher's Summary

From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation.

In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise. There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage - an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect.

©2005 Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Best Thriller/Suspense Audiobook, 2011

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    Brett Belmont, NC, United States 11-30-15
    Brett Belmont, NC, United States 11-30-15
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    "Love it"

    Despite the fact that you have to suspend disbelief about a good politician coming from Illinois, my home state, this is an excellent book and I have read it several times. I would highly recommend it, and I would highly recommend listening to the audio version of it as well.

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    R. J. Lopez 10-16-15
    R. J. Lopez 10-16-15
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    "Once again, Neal Stephenson nails it!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Interface the most enjoyable?

    Great presentation! Narrator did a super job...


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    His presentation of all the characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Another awesome and detail focused story. Neal takes several dissparate story lines and moves them gracefully together as the story is told!!!

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    Timothy Knox 07-18-15
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    "An interesting tale, mostly well-read"

    Neal Stephenson is one of my favourite authors, and Oliver Wyman is one of my favourite readers. And as expected, I really enjoyed this book. I love the whole "Digital Manchurian Candidate" theme. Everything, in fact, was excellent, save for one truly grating thing: Mr. Wyman doesn't know the correct pronunciation of downstate Illinois towns. The worst is how he pronounces the name of Governor Cozzano's hometown of Tuscola. He pronounces it TOO-skuh-luh. Unfortunately, the local pronunciation is tuh-SKOL-uh. So every time I heard him read the name of the town, I mentally muttered the correct pronunciation in my head. Most distracting.

    Still, this was an excellent performance of a well-written book.

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    Stu Shafer Oskaloosa, KS United States 07-13-15
    Stu Shafer Oskaloosa, KS United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Stephenson's finest but still fascinating"

    I try to read everything by Neal Stephenson, not just for his skill at spinning a story, but especially for his ideas and insights. The partnerships tend the be weaker on both points. Interface bogs down in outdated detail at times, but where the Stephenson touches flair out this story rises to the occasion. Well worth the listen. The performance is better than many audio books, and the pace and voices are usually right on.

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    Steve1290 05-22-15
    Steve1290 05-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Maybe the schizophrenics are right"

    The authors accuracy with regard to the neurological details, clinical manifestations and Neuroanatomy were excellent.

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    Kevin AUSTIN, TX, United States 03-31-15
    Kevin AUSTIN, TX, United States 03-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Nope"

    Worst Stephenson bock I've read/listened too. Bad outdated story and terrible voice acting, especially for the female characters. sye ogle was the only character done well.

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    Amazon Customer 12-26-14
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    "Long, convoluted plot"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had quite a number of characters and agendas. The author did a great job of reminding me of each character when I hadn't heard about him/her in awhile. The story became more compelling as it progressed. I would even use the word "amazing"to describe my feeling about how Stephenson managed to funnel all these players into one big story.

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    That Ain't Working Flower Mound, TX 12-23-14
    That Ain't Working Flower Mound, TX 12-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not his best, but still really good."

    i have liked everything i have ever read by Neal Stephenson so i thought I would try some of his earlier works. I was not disappointed. While this isn't his best it is still really good.

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    Michael CANBERRA CITY, Australia 11-15-13
    Michael CANBERRA CITY, Australia 11-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Superlative Listening Experience"
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    Initially this book appeared to go into an inordinate level of detail over what appeared, at first blush, to be the merely trivial and unimportant. Thus the movement of the storyline appeared almost frustratingly slow. Then, as I adjusted to its pace I began to realise that the author was providing this detail for very clever reasons as he slowly unfurled what was to become and immensely complex, rich and rewarding tale. In the end, it was an exquisitely well-crafted and absorbing book and I could not speak highly enough of the narrator. He narrated the background story line beautifully and, almost as importantly, delivered magnificent characterisations, moving effortlessly between the voices of the very different characters as be bought them all to life. A very enjoyable work from masters of their crafts.

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    Jan Cibulka Brno, Czech Republic 07-04-13
    Jan Cibulka Brno, Czech Republic 07-04-13

    Cussler, Connelly, Clancy I like all with a C ...

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    "Brilliant!"

    I love Neal Stephenson and this may be his best book I have listened to.
    It is not be so convoluted like Cryptonomicon and Baroque trilogy (loved all of these tremendously) and may have some parallels with the Diamond age.
    For me this is the essence of all I love about N.Stephenson's books

    Great timing, ballanced ... Great!

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