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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
- A Novel
- By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
- Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
- Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.
Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format
- By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17
About that Ending
Over the years I have seen many people complain about Stephenson's endings and never really got the problem, but this novel really seemed to end like a Season One cliffhanger on a tv show more than a stand-alone novel (or even the first novel in a series, which I don't know if this is meant to be). If the story had ended just a few scenes earlier I would have felt it was abrupt but answered my major questions... instead it seemed to go from messy conclusion to plot-point-rich opening to the really important stuff.
I would have given the story a 4, maybe a 3, but the disappointment at the end (relatively mild as it might be) tipped me over.
Still, the performances were great (recognized a number of familiar voices) and it overall delivered on a fun concept.
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