We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Count Zero Audiobook

Count Zero

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D-and the biochip he's perfected-out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties-some of whom aren't remotely human.

©2006 William Gibson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (1237 )
5 star
 (525)
4 star
 (418)
3 star
 (195)
2 star
 (53)
1 star
 (46)
Overall
4.1 (953 )
5 star
 (444)
4 star
 (290)
3 star
 (152)
2 star
 (38)
1 star
 (29)
Story
4.3 (940 )
5 star
 (489)
4 star
 (290)
3 star
 (110)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (22)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Floyd AURORA, CO, United States 08-24-13
    Floyd AURORA, CO, United States 08-24-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worth checking out"

    Count Zero is the second book in Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy - Neuromancer being the first. Count Zero is not as hypnotic and it's predecessor. It's a not a direct sequel to the Neuromancer but is a story set in the same world 7 to 8 years after the events told in the first novel. At it's heart, Count Zero is crime drama with elements of a action-spy story. There are some downright cool crossover moments where events from the first novel are referenced and a supporting character or two make a short appearance in the story. I didn't enjoy Zero as much as Neuromancer because a big part of the fun of these books is learning about and exploring the world Gibson's characters inhabit. Zero retains much of the flavor of Neuromancer but is an entity in and of itself; worth a read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Erik MANSFIELD, TX, United States 01-25-13
    Erik MANSFIELD, TX, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It was all over the place"
    Would you try another book from William Gibson and/or Jonathan Davis?

    I know I should expect the unorganized style of writing from William Gibson. He is a challenge to read anyway, but this was just too all over the place. The concepts and direction were too drawn out. The pace of this book, considering it's intensity and complex word structure, was too slow. I would zone out, getting lost on the extended dialogues.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a William Gibson book. I listened to Neuromancer. That wasn't as bad. I actually like it.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    It was engaging. It's just too bad the story line and dialogue didn't work.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Count Zero?

    I don't know, I stopped listening before the first half.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a William Gibson fan, you will like this. But, if you are into futuristic sci-fi, this will even lose you.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G Harker Heights, TX, USA 06-06-10
    G Harker Heights, TX, USA 06-06-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "stil a possibility"

    When published, personal computing is still in it's infancy...never mind the internet...and here we are diving into intrigue on this 'world wide web'...interacting with AI, who have assumed position and title to Loas (or christian saints) and hold reign through this new medium.
    Usually, the 'mid-books' of a trilogy of stories is the stumbler but Gibson holds your attention throughout the whole story. Quite a way to set off the next in this line...and at the time, no clue of the follower.
    Quite a tale with a varied cast of players who add their own spice to this tale of rebirth and liberation.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lindy 01-16-17
    Lindy 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "another great cyberpunk voyage."

    Gibson is amazing at filling out his world and not using same characters each time. the nods to neuromancer was great and the new characters felt as real as molly and chase did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    nicholas 12-06-16
    nicholas 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply Awesome!"

    William Gibson expands the reach of the Sprawl with intertwining tales of varied technological evolution! A fascinating exploration into the potentials and dangers of cyberspace!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David S. Mathew 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Cyberspace is Evolving"

    In the sequel to Neuromancer, Gibson reveals an unintended consequence of Case's actions in the first novel: new AI gods. This time we have three main characters, a hard boiled mercenary, a disgraced art dealer, and a wannabe cowboy around who a new conspiracy weaves.

    Neuromancer is still largely considered one of the greatest Science Fiction novels ever written and while Count Zero doesn't quite reach those heights it's still a very enjoyable read. Unfortunately, this performance is a big downside. Davis' sleepy and almost emotionless narration really takes its toll, especially during action sequences. That said, the story was interesting enough for me to finish the book, in spite of Davis. Ultimately, I'd still recommend Count Zero, especially if you're itching to get back to the Sprawl.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lady 10-03-16
    Lady 10-03-16

    Amazon Power Reader

    HELPFUL VOTES
    170
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    391
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Story Killed by Stereotypes"

    The writing in this story is excellent. The stereotyping . . . ick. I couldn't get through it. I tried twice, but I just can't listen to the stereotypical ghetto drug addict tripe. It's too little knowledge and understanding of the culture, and too much reliance on the talk radio version of black America. Lost any respect I might have had for this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ben 09-07-16
    Ben 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a worthy follow-up to Neuromancer"

    a little less intense, but probably easier to follow. if you liked Necromancer, you will like this. It takes place 8 years later with all new characters. The end is a little bland, but that's because it's a setup for Mona Lisa Overdrive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Benjamin 06-02-16
    Benjamin 06-02-16 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Less impressive than Neuromancer but it ended well"

    Neuromancer, predecessor to this book, is one of the best books ever written. Modern movies like The Matrix owe there imagination to that book. This book is in the series and certainly The Matrix of some quantity of credit to this book as well. The Matrix character Morpheus is almost a direct lift from this. However it took about 35% of the book for me to really get into it. I just wasn't sure I liked any characters. It picked up when the characters became more intriguing and more relatable. By 70% I was hooked and I really liked where story it ended. He wrapped it up quite nicely and made me ready to read the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alan Odonnell 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Falls far short of its predecessor."

    Struggled to finish this book. Its roles are filled with less memorable characters and a muddled plot line. Lacking the magic of the new the first one this book leaves you not wanting more. Narrator is pretty good but can be a little monotone which combined with the storyline make paying attention a stuggle at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.