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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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    George Griffith San Francisco 09-04-16
    George Griffith San Francisco 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm Hard to Please"

    I wouldn't go out of my way to suggest it to others, but am glad I read it.

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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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    "CourtReinland"

    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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    Vipage Earth 06-03-16
    Vipage Earth 06-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A prerequisite for all sci-fi buffs!"

    I have read this book at least 20 times and this was the first time I ever listened to it. At first, it may seem a bit too esoteric for most, but this is an awesome read that anyone should be able to get a handle on. Just read it. I mean... Listen. Until we can all jack in.

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    David San Diego, CA, United States 05-25-16
    David San Diego, CA, United States 05-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The Grandfather of Cyberpunk"
    If you could sum up Neuromancer in three words, what would they be?

    Surreal, Powerful, and Intense


    What other book might you compare Neuromancer to and why?

    "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"


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

    I found this was a book that I wanted to divide into different sittings, just so I could absorb the story.


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    Todd I. Ehrlich 05-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Probably should have read, rather than listened"

    Well performed, but a lot to absorb. would have preferred to be able to flip back at points, hard to do on an audiobook.

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    Amazon Customer 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great precursor to the Matrix and others..."

    This book is well written and the narration is pretty good as well. While it can seem a bit dated at times the story holds true to some of our fears about the future and nature of reality. While I do feel that the technical jargon was a bit much at times, forced even, it didn't detract from the story. If your a fan of this genre, this is a must - listen for sure. You can hear the modern versions throughout the story. I don't think it's a five star but I'd give it a 4.5 for sure.

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    Corey 04-06-16
    Corey 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Cornerstone Fiction"

    A friend of mine has been on me for years to read or listen to this book. He was not wrong about me enjoying this story immensely. There is something about science fiction in general that works emotions in a different way, as if the story is the character and the characters are the emotions or mode of being.

    My only hiccup in all that I find fascinating about this novel is the language. While it definitely gives the setting a specific feel, it's very confusing to try and translate what's going on sometimes.

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    Justin 03-24-16
    Justin 03-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Classic That Founded A New Genre"
    Where does Neuromancer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Easily one of my favorite stories by far. When I first acquired it, I listened to the story at least 7 times in the first month, eager to hear the story told over once more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That, despite the book's own admitted dated technologies in place, the story still tells of a future we are still only beginning to explore, where the once fanciful portrayals given inside are becoming a reality.


    Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Robertson Dean's performance in this book is exceptional, and after having listened to the other books in this series, I found his portrayal of The Finn not only spot-on, but made the other audio portrayals of him poorer by comparison.


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    Brent 03-16-16
    Brent 03-16-16
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    "Hard to listen twice. I would miss tiny. . ."

    Hard to listen twice. I would miss tiny details when I was listening in the car. Then a section wouldn't quite make sense. Listening more carefully the second time, it all came together and it is quite a story

    Highly recommend.

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    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 02-19-16
    Mark Tulsa, OK, United States 02-19-16 Member Since 2011

    My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain

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    "Not a great book, just OK."

    Perhaps in 1984 the "tech" in this book was more infatuating, although I have never been one to let an outdated Sci Fi novel stop me from diving in. I can totally deal with outdated. The entire story line is artificially derived from 1980's anecdotal ideas of what the future held. For me it seemed the story was over half way through. I realized I didn't care what happened to case. I don't understand why this book is celebrated. First and foremost, a writer needs to make the reader care about the characters.

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