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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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    sheherazede 06-09-15
    sheherazede 06-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow, mind blown and actually impressed!"

    This book hooked me in from the beginning and made me laugh; filled with smart-ass humor but seriously one of the top 3 books I've ever read!

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    david PORT HUENEME, CA, United States 06-07-15
    david PORT HUENEME, CA, United States 06-07-15 Member Since 2013

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    "neal stephenson has great plots, but is longwinded"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    pacing wayyy off. this book has great plot, but the pacing is very slow and tons of unnecessary tangents


    If you’ve listened to books by Neal Stephenson before, how does this one compare?

    one of the better, but still don't like it very much


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

    no i have not


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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    Jordan Columbia, SC, United States 06-04-15
    Jordan Columbia, SC, United States 06-04-15
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    "Cool world, not my favorite story"

    I honestly can't quite put my finger on it, by this book just didn't do much for me. I loved the cool cyberpunk world; very unique. But overall I just felt like the story was kinda boring, as if it wasn't really necessary to build this unique world to tell this story. I know a lot of people dig this novel so don't take my word for it. Just wanted to put in my $.02

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    Lowraod 06-01-15
    Lowraod 06-01-15
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    "Very uneven"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend, the story does not flow well and in the end, you wonder why you hung in there for so long


    Any additional comments?

    The setting of the story is well done, it is to some extent a believable possible future. But to me there are two major flaws. I did not understand the motivations of the main characters - they put their lives at risk, but i could not figure out why. And there are LONG parts in the story where the "librarian" recounts ancient history to support the current events. Those parts of the narrative comes across like reading a boring history book - I thought authors are supposed to "show", not to "tell".

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    tyler umphrey 05-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not bad a little to descriptive at times"

    Best quote "you what yo talk about contact patches?" And "this is America people do whatever the fuck they want"

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    L. Keasal 05-26-15
    L. Keasal 05-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing performance, great story, terrible audio"

    This book is absolutely as good as everybody says it is. The problem is that this was recorded a long time ago, and the audio quality is lacking. still recommended.

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    Sirsmeg 05-25-15
    Sirsmeg 05-25-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Love the story love the narrator hate the music"

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    do not understand why there is any value in taking one out of the narrative with second-rate, 10 second, repetitive music.
    I was frustrated with other audiobooks but this one even has the music every chapter break.
    I paid for the narrative not for someone else's music preference.
    This seems like a more recent trend and one I hope ends soon.

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    Howard Adkins 05-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Unique audiobook"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It took me a while to get with the writing and narration, but once settled in, I found this to be pretty unusual, interesting, active, and involving.


    What other book might you compare Snow Crash to and why?

    Gee. Maybe a toned-down version of Ready Player One, which I really enjoyed, and it's available as an audible audiobook.


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

    I'm not familiar with Davis, but based on this narration, I will be looking favorably on other titles employing him as narrator.


    Do you think Snow Crash needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't know that the story has "continuation" possibilities, but the characters were all well drawn and if the writer is up to this task, I would encourage a follow-up title. I'd likely buy it.


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    Matthew 05-21-15
    Matthew 05-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "brilliant"

    This is my second time reading through Snow Crash, from the vivid world that Stephenson has created to the compelling characters I was hooked from page one. The new sci-fi fantasy starts here and it's a great ride

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    zandperl 05-21-15
    zandperl 05-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Audio not up to snuff"

    Audio quality was not quite up to the audible standard, perhaps because this is an older recording.

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