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A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D-and the biochip he's perfected-out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties-some of whom aren't remotely human.
©2006 William Gibson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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fantastic reading

the narrator is the best narrator I've ever heard for any of the audio books that I've listened to. He does an amazing job bringing Gibson's world to life.

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A stand alone, worthy of the first boon.

As the title auggests, this is a good book no doubt, not as good as the firs one but a worthy successor nonetheless.

It starts out a bit har do follow, but youll soon get the hang of the storytelling, as you get to the middle of the book youll be submerged in the storyline and when you reach the end youll already greave that the book wont go on.

The reader, his voice and the quallity of the recording is really very good too.

4/5 on all accounts, ill warmly recomend this to anyone that likes a bit of cyberpunk action.

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Even better than neuromancer

Gibson shows why he's a legend. A multi-viewpoint narrative that goes in three vastly different directions and wraps up in a delightful little bow at the end. Gibson has a gift for coming up with terrific endings.

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would make a better movie than Neuromancer

The best of the original Sprawl trilogy. I think it is probably rather stand along if you are willing to immerse yourself in the world and just take it in intuitively. Luckily, Gibson's writing style makes that very easy.
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Best Book.

The cyber was very punk. Loved the science, and the fiction. Good sexual tension between Billy and Lucas.

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Love this book doesn't miss for the years it's bin

Really good book hold up for over time, truly the second original cyber punk trilogy

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another great cyberpunk voyage.

Gibson is amazing at filling out his world and not using same characters each time. the nods to neuromancer was great and the new characters felt as real as molly and chase did.

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Simply Awesome!

William Gibson expands the reach of the Sprawl with intertwining tales of varied technological evolution! A fascinating exploration into the potentials and dangers of cyberspace!

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The Cyberspace is Evolving

In the sequel to Neuromancer, Gibson reveals an unintended consequence of Case's actions in the first novel: new AI gods. This time we have three main characters, a hard boiled mercenary, a disgraced art dealer, and a wannabe cowboy around who a new conspiracy weaves.

Neuromancer is still largely considered one of the greatest Science Fiction novels ever written and while Count Zero doesn't quite reach those heights it's still a very enjoyable read. Unfortunately, this performance is a big downside. Davis' sleepy and almost emotionless narration really takes its toll, especially during action sequences. That said, the story was interesting enough for me to finish the book, in spite of Davis. Ultimately, I'd still recommend Count Zero, especially if you're itching to get back to the Sprawl.

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a worthy follow-up to Neuromancer

a little less intense, but probably easier to follow. if you liked Necromancer, you will like this. It takes place 8 years later with all new characters. The end is a little bland, but that's because it's a setup for Mona Lisa Overdrive.