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Neuromancer Audiobook

Neuromancer

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

©1984 William Gibson (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Daniel N. Warner Pittsburgh, PA 03-05-17
    Daniel N. Warner Pittsburgh, PA 03-05-17

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    "As good as sci-fi can get"

    A noir sci-fi thriller that reads as fresh today as ever. Get ready for a crazy ride, and yes--a lot of this is confusing and strange. The language and writing are edgy and built for the world being described. The performance helps with this, but you'll still get lost sometimes. Feel free to re play some parts , and sometimes you'll just need to let go of understanding. But in the end, you'll have experienced The Sprawl first hand, and the dystopia that awaits.

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    Greg 02-22-17
    Greg 02-22-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Personal opinion "

    Due to no fault of the author, I was unable to follow the story. The jargon of the story never clicked, and I struggled to connect to the characters.

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    Jorge Alvarez 02-09-17
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    "Excellently engaging"

    It's a cult classic for a reason and this narration does it complete justice. The character's voices fit them perfectly. The only weak spot of this narration being the women's voice similarity, but that is to an extent unavoidable for a male narrator and after a little while I stopped giving a crap. As the writting sucks you into the the world with an uncanny ease for immersion. High replayability and very recommended. One of my favorites.

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    Lindy 01-24-17
    Lindy 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "If you wonder what cyberpunk is."

    Gibson is amazing at world creation and fully real characters. even in 2017 Neuromancer feels current and enjoyable. The matrix is amazing and the tech is real as the world. One of my all time favorites.

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    1MadKahar 01-11-17
    1MadKahar 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Same awesome book...New boring reader."
    Would you listen to Neuromancer again? Why?

    I would listen to it again but I think i will go back to my Arthur Addison copy. This new reader is terrible. I love the book and the original audio books both the abridged copy(read by William Gibson) and the Unabridged 1997 edition (and the Arthur Addison edition). This new guy has the personality of a can of tuna fish.


    What other book might you compare Neuromancer to and why?

    I would say it is not comparable to anything this is the father of Cyberpunk as we know it. There have been other books similar such as Snow Crash which are worth reading/listening to.


    What didn’t you like about Robertson Dean’s performance?

    All of it. Just a poor reader. Boring, and not impressionable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was a ride from the beginning to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the book that got me hooked into computers and programming, I found a tattered copy of this book on a plane coming back from Florida back in 1987. I read the book cover to cover till the book fell apart(disintegrating on the 5 read through). It is the one book I can listen to/read over and over again.

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    Jason 12-26-16
    Jason 12-26-16
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    "Amazing book"

    I had no idea that this book had influenced so many writers. I'll listen to this again and again!

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    Oni 12-13-16
    Oni 12-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Possible to improve experience"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Neuromancer to be better than the print version?

    Unfortunately, the narrator did not do a great job with this novel. That being said, it IS possible to improve the experience. If you change the speed of the audio from 1.0 to 1.15 (15% faster) then it's really not that bad. I'd say with the "fix" it's on par with the novel. Otherwise the book is superior.


    What other book might you compare Neuromancer to and why?

    If you are into Cyberpunk, you owe it to yourself to read Neuromancer. It is one of the founding works for the entire genre.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He reads WAY WAY too slow. I mean, even before I started speeding up the audio I thought my phone was erroring out on me. Luckily, we have a fast forward feature for just such an occation.


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    Christopher Torgersen 12-06-16 Member Since 2014

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    "I've never been able to get through it"

    I'm a little embarrassed by writing this review. Saying you don't like Neuromancer, in my circles, is like saying you don't like puppies, or pizza, or Star Wars. People look at you like the problem is obviously you, not the item in question. Maybe it is, but here I am.

    I have made three attempts at Neuromancer. The first two were via a print version. I never got very far before I gave up. I just couldn't connect to the story. Gibson's writing style is relatively spare, and I feel like I don't have a good mental grasp of the world he's describing. This is not due to a lack of familiarity with the genre - I've loved things I've read from, say, Neal Stephenson, for instance.

    My third and final attempt at Neuromancer was this audio version. The performance is perfectly good and fine, and I got further than before, but each time, when I've gotten past the initial parts of the story, I've found myself losing interest and getting to a point where I forget who characters are and why they're doing what they're doing. Once a book becomes a chore to read, I reluctantly put it down. Such is the case here.

    It's a classic of the genre, and I wish I could bring myself to understand why that's the case. I really want to experience the awesome thrill so many others seem to derive from this book. But I can't.

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    Amazon Customer 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Almost impossible to listen to"

    I love audio books, but the performance in this book is atrocious. The narrator drones on and on, giving no personality to the text. I know this is because of the cyberpunk detachment they're trying to capture, but it does not make the book fun to listen to. Get the physical copy and read it yourself.

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    Aaron 11-29-16
    Aaron 11-29-16
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    "one of my favorite of all time books!"

    I've read the book before but was interested in hearing it voiced and it was done wonderfully, this is one of my all time favorite books and it's easy to get lost in the readers voice.

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