Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.
The varied voices for different primary characters really adds depth to this characterization. The book is, of course, quite wonderful, and I got more listening to this after reading the book than I expected to.
Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.
What did you love best about Cryptonomicon?
The story really covers a lot of ground, and while it's not something to enter into lightly, it engages you and just packs on layer after layer, and you find yourself getting more interested as time goes on.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It's hard to pick a favorite character, but I'm very interested in Enoch Root. He's intentionally an enigma, but that just adds to the mystery. But Goto Dengo is equally interesting, stretching through time as he does.
What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?
He keeps his voice buoyant, which keeps his cadence from becoming tiresome and at the same time doesn't cause him to sound moronic.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Oh, God no. That would be improbable. It's almost 2 days long.
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Rydell is on his way back to near-future San Francisco. His job has him convinced that his career is going nowhere, but his friend Laney, phoning from Tokyo, says there's more interesting work for him in Northern California. And there is, although it will eventually involve his former girlfriend, a Taoist assassin, the secrets Laney has been hacking out of the depths of DatAmerica, the CEO of the PR firm that secretly runs the world and the apocalyptic technological transformation of, well, everything.
What made the experience of listening to All Tomorrow's Parties the most enjoyable?
Gibson's use of unexpected wording creates a very distinct and enjoyable esperience.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Davis?
Anyone. His representations of unusual voices and of any female are horrible. Tessa is atrocious, Chevette isn't very good, and The Rooster is unbearable. I almost skipped any section The Rooster appeared in because of how poorly he performed it.
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