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Neuromancer Audiobook

Neuromancer

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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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    Phebe Joppa, MD, United States 11-10-15
    Phebe Joppa, MD, United States 11-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant reader for Neuromancer"

    The reader, Robertson Dean, for Neuromancer is suberb, bringing out the poetry of this amazing novel, the lovely word-weaving that reminds me of Ray Bradbury or Tolkien's care with words. But he also differentiates the characters as I could not while reading silently from a book. Molly is excellent. Dixie Flatline is my favorite -- Dean's got the Southern accent perfect, and the understated disenchantment of Dixie's condition: he died, and his personality and memory are trapped in a ROM, a read-only-memory device. "Old dead man needs his laughs, Case," he says flatly when Case protests that his eerie laugh does something to Case's spine. I like the Jamaican outlaws, too, who are hired to help Case make the run. "You were dead, mon," says Malcolm, and Case, by now a desperate veteran of this experience, says, "It happens." "You going to the dark, mon," Malcolm fires back, and Case replies, "Looks like it's the only game in town."

    I liked Robertson Dean so well that I bought some other of his books on the strength of his Neuromancer. Fortunately, he also read Gibson's Count Zero, a sequel that in my opinion is even better than Neuromancer.

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    Tariq Dammam, Saudi Arabia 10-21-15
    Tariq Dammam, Saudi Arabia 10-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The first stone to set the Cyberpunk gener."

    This was a tough read for me for many reasons but mostly it's because it's meant to be ambiguous with many aspects till the end. This which made me both frustrated and more involved in what is this and that and how this and that works...etc.

    The most notable aspect of this novel is the world and themes it built as Gibson imagines the future. You can see his themes now-a-days being borrowed, and even dumbed down, everywhere shameless. but whats great about his ideas is that he presents the foundations than explore profoundly.

    in the end ill say that this novel is defiantly one of the earliest pillars that defined the cyberpunk genre and still can lead it.

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    D Trawick 10-21-15
    D Trawick 10-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A suggestion by a friend…"

    The story is rich and descriptively well written. The cyber punk genre is not my taste. I enjoyed the movie "blade Runner" but I would not enjoy reading it. This is certainly a breakthrough story for the genre, but I don't want audible recommending more like it so it gets fewer stars.

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    Ed. Matos 10-09-15
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    "Great read"
    What made the experience of listening to Neuromancer the most enjoyable?

    The story, being the first to start the "Cyber-Punk" story line, is still strong today as it was 20+ years ago. Being a "Techy" I could imagine most of what was written. I could still see this playing out in this day and age, even with the other technologies we have around us.


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    Jeremy Preston 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cyberpunk Roots"

    Two issues. I really wish they would have female voice actresses doing the female characters. The narrator does a fine job- but its really awkward listening to men imitate female voices. it just sounds dumb. second, the afterward is atrocious and annoying. I couldn't finish it. Its a love letter to Gibson from some other author and he insults and alienates cyberpunk genre fans. Its a bit pretentious and way off topic IMHO.

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    Nic Johnson 09-03-15
    Nic Johnson 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "touching, important, and short"

    it's difficult to get into, but very compelling once you do. further, it is clear why it is such a landmark -- just listening to Gibson's foreword and his friend's afterword is a touching and enriching experience.

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    George South Texas 08-18-15
    George South Texas 08-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cyberspace before there was such a thing."

    Just finished Neuromancer. Published in the 80's it very accurately predicts cyberspace long before computers could manufacter it. Very impressive work. 35 years old and still relevant.

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    Lonny 08-07-15
    Lonny 08-07-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Barely coherent"

    This is supposed to be one of the cyberpunk classics. It is crude (in more ways than one), rude, and largely an incoherent rambling along a very flimsy plot line.

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    Dean 07-24-15
    Dean 07-24-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "The genesis of cyberpunk."

    There are times when I would compare the author to Jules Verne. So many of the concepts in this one book can be seen in our contemporary books and society. As gritty as the book is...it is a game changer for all.

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    Conor 07-22-15
    Conor 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story; moderate performance"

    This story was great! It just seemed like the narrator couldn't do female voices well. Also, the paragraph break pauses weren't as long as other audiobooks, making the scene changes harder to follow.

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