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The Diamond Age
- By: Neal Stephenson
- Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
- Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.
The rock could use a bit more polishing
- By Tango on 05-19-13
Jennifer Wiltsie is amazing!
The breadth of voices and accents that the narrator is capable of definitely carries this work to the end! I had read this book before but listening to it again was such a pleasure.
I listened to this with my girlfriend, who is not as interested in science fiction, and as such did not enjoy this novel as much as I did. Neal Stephenson's vivid descriptions of the world were a little too verbose for her to get into, and she would have preferred something more narrative driven.