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Neuromancer Audiobook

Neuromancer

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

©1984 William Gibson (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Erica United States 07-24-13
    Erica United States 07-24-13 Member Since 2012

    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean buyer. If you're a pretender come sit by my fire

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    "Good, But Hyped"

    This book, unfortunately, had a lot of hype. To a degree it lived up to it and delivered an unexpected story that made me, a child of the '90's, rethink some of the pop-culture I thought I knew (cough Matrix cough). That being said, I often felt like there was too much going on -- traditional sci-fi, cyberpunk, noir, etc.. -- and for the life of me couldn't shake a feeling of being disconnected from the story. Maybe that's part of the desired ambiance? I think that this is a must-listen if only to provide the appropriate pop-culture base for people who appreciate sci-fi, but, while this is a genre-defining story, keep your expectations reasonable going into it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rahnem 05-28-12
    rahnem 05-28-12
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    "Excellent ideas. Poor execution"

    After listening to this audiobook it's obvious that Neuromancer has been a source of inspiration to many other creatives in the field. Movies like the Matrix and also every cyberpunk anime in existence have borrowed heavily from this book. If you like those works this is required listening.

    However, for all of it's landmark ideas, this book seems poorly written. I haven't read the book so perhaps its just the narration. Of the 30 some audiobooks I have listened to so far, this has by far been the most jarring, disjointed and hard to follow of them all. If you're not into the genre, or the concepts it spawned, I would avoid it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 07-27-12
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 07-27-12

    But I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - J.D. Salinger ^(;,;)^

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    "Not a perfect SF novel, but still an amazing book."

    Gibson reinvented the science fiction genre novel with his novel Neuromancer. A Verne-pitched, future novel that seems to have amazingly apprehended and captured much of the core and substance of the 21st century. The closest novel in both form and function is Stephenson's Snow Crash, but Gibson wrote this 8 years (an eternity in cyberspace) previous to Snow Crash. Gibson's prose (and clothing-fixation) is sometimes really REALLY annoying, but his style remains difficult to reproduce or replicate. Some writers can temporarily capture the asiangloss of Gibson's sprawl and cyberspace but lack the methgrit of Gibson's haunted prose clutter. Not a perfect SF novel, but still an amazing book.

    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Higuchi San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-11
    Higuchi San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-11

    An educator exploring the wonders of the world.

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    "Long before the Matrix, there was Neuromancer"

    Console cowboys hold on to your seats. This classic scifi tale takes the reader of a roller coster ride across the sprawl as our protagonists find employment and a second chance. The story is excellent, but the reader's pacing seems off at first, but as the story ramps up, so does his rhythm.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    William Waterloo, ON, Canada 06-14-12
    William Waterloo, ON, Canada 06-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't finish it"

    I could not get into this book, even after reading a lot of science fiction. After about an hour I couldn't keep listening. The writing style is more difficult than many other science fiction books that I've read.

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    Nancy Waterloo, ON, Canada 06-06-12
    Nancy Waterloo, ON, Canada 06-06-12 Member Since 2014

    I love learning, teaching, and exploring!

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    "Hard to get into"

    I had a really hard time getting into this novel. The narration was really good but the storyline just didn't grab my attention like I thought it would. I thought I would really like it since I'm a science fiction fan, but perhaps this genre just isn't for me.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy May 08-03-16
    Jeremy May 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a Timeless classic"

    it was great read, even if it is a little hard to follow at times

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    nicholas 07-27-16
    nicholas 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply amazing"

    Incredibly ambitious and Visually astounding novel, very inspirational and narrator creates great characters through voice!

    loved it!

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    Robert A. Picou 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Sci-fi but just couldn't get into it."

    It is classic Sci-fi and the reason I read it. it opened the door for an entire genre, but I just couldn't get into it like I could other books. It wasn't horrible but just not fantastic.

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    Brian C. Wimbles San Francisco, CA USA 07-21-16
    Brian C. Wimbles San Francisco, CA USA 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    Read the book before, awesome. The audiobook gripped me even more because of the well executed read. Gibson, still amazing after all these years.

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