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Snow Crash Audiobook

Snow Crash

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Publisher's Summary

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.


In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about Infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...you'll recognize it immediately.

©1992 Neal Stephenson; (P)2001 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brilliantly realized...Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century." (William Gibson)

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    jeff short 08-01-15
    jeff short 08-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    Loved this. First audiobook by Stephenson. I thought the performance and character voices were great.

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    James J. Hoffmann 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't get it and don't want to."

    I really had to suffer to get through the whole book. I found myself board and disinterested. The talking in 3rd person was really annoying. Not sure where all the great review came from. Just confused.

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    T. Yeh 07-29-15
    T. Yeh 07-29-15
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    "Must read"

    Everything you want to know about yourself, the world, and how we are constantly neurolinguistic ally selling ourselves to ourselves and the world.

    Brilliant and engaging!

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    Jayne 07-15-15
    Jayne 07-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Interesting Concepts"

    This was a good story. There were a few things lacking in the action. unique ideas presented by the author more than made up for them. Know that I'm a very tough critic this book will be enjoyed by most with an interest in technology, sci-fi or even fantasy.

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    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 07-13-15
    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A slog"

    I heard this was one of the inspirations of ready player one. It's interesting, but hard to get through.

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    Matt Franklin Atlanta, GA 07-08-15
    Matt Franklin Atlanta, GA 07-08-15
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    "Essential Post Cyberpunk, but way out there."

    I had been meaning to read "Snow Crash" along with the (much) earlier Cyberpunk progenitor "Neuromancer". While I cannot say I found either to be flawlessly engrossing, I must recommend beginning a foray into the Cyberpunk/Post Cyberpunk field with "Neuromancer".

    Certain of the central metaphysical presuppositions upon which "Snow Crash" is founded were simply too far outside of my own philosophical world view for me to not feel distracted during some of the lengthy expositional soliloquies towards the climax.

    That being said, the action was intense and well depicted, so the novel fluctuates' heavily between pronounced intellectualism and hyper-adrenal intensity. A more fluid blending of the two would have made for a stronger narrative, but ultimately I have no regrets in absorbing the story to hand.

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    R. Eschenroeder St. Louis, MO USA 07-07-15
    R. Eschenroeder St. Louis, MO USA 07-07-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Boring"
    Any additional comments?

    After listening in on SevenEves, was excited to explore this author's early works. The reviews were all about Snow Crash and its uber-excitement, when in fact it really was random, slow and sorry Neal, bad. Can't undo bad. First Audible title I just didn't care what happened and didn't finish. So pizza delivery speeds are our future dystopia? Yes see the irony and the commentary, but it's just dumb. Oh and by the way, don't need 70's analog synthesizer white noise effects for transitions - I kind of get when chapters begin when the narrator says: "Chapter 14."

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    christopher r baugh 06-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the book- the full between chapters was a bit much."

    Love the book- the full between chapters was a bit much. Would still recommend. Enjoy.

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    BrianOC The OC, CA 06-24-15
    BrianOC The OC, CA 06-24-15

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    "Enjoyable Ride"

    Got my credits worth of entertainment and enjoyed the challenge of the history and tech.

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    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 06-20-15
    Jason Leawood, KS, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Just too dated"
    What disappointed you about Snow Crash?

    i just couldn't handle an imagining of the future in which the Internet isn't available. That, and bad writing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neal Stephenson again?

    Yep. Seveneves was great and I'll try others.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Davis’s performances?

    Yes


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