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Snow Crash Audiobook

Snow Crash

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Publisher's Summary

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.


In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about Infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...you'll recognize it immediately.

©1992 Neal Stephenson; (P)2001 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Brilliantly realized...Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century." (William Gibson)

What Members Say

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    Merrick300 08-16-15
    Merrick300 08-16-15
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    "Worst book on earth, can't follow story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Have the story hold together


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I don't know yet but nothing from this author


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Davis?

    J davis was fine


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust and anger at paying for it


    Any additional comments?

    Bought this to listen to while driving to California. I have to say this is the dumbest and biggest rip off on audible. This book is a joke. I'm not even going to go into detail. I tried so hard to like it because it cost a lot of money but it's just crap and you can't change that.

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    Amazon Customer 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "tedious"

    I really wanted to like this book. it was at the top of a list of books that Ernest Cline recommended. the writing style just never connected with me.

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    Carla J. Patterson 08-10-15

    I love reading and I'm always looking for authors I don't know yet who have written hundreds of books. ;)

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    "Too close for comfort..."

    Then again, I don't read science fiction for comfort. ;)

    I have read this book several times and have gotten different things out of it each time. There are so many things I love about it - the two main characters are so well drawn and so appealing that I can't help wanting to know what they'll do next and what is in store for them. The story has so many arcs which could stand alone but, joined together, make the book epic. Unlike most epics, though, there is more truth than fantasy on offer - the kind of truth one sees looking in a mirror.

    This time around, I kept being blown away by how close to reality some of Stephenson's predictions have proved to be. Amazing.

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    Korey WINTER GARDEN, FL, United States 08-09-15
    Korey WINTER GARDEN, FL, United States 08-09-15 Member Since 2013

    Author of Earth Kid Hero Books

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    "Disappointed"

    I've never left a bad review. Mainly because I seek out quality. I bought this book because it made the "best of" list for many reputable sources and I don't know why. Had it not gotten such I praise I would have bailed halfway through.

    If you're a fan of the classics like Azimov and Heinlein or contemporary writers like Peter F Hamilton and Dan Simmons, don't waste your time, the story is ridiculous and laughable.

    The narrator did a good job however the production was terrible. Obvious edits and silly segues between chapters with Buck Rodgers phaser sounds and monk chants. I get it. It's meant to reflect the whole speaking tongues thing but comes off as hack bush league.

    One last thing, a sex scene between a grown man and a fifteen year old girl is shocking and disgusting.

    Save your money and forget this mess.

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    jeff short 08-01-15
    jeff short 08-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    Loved this. First audiobook by Stephenson. I thought the performance and character voices were great.

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    James J. Hoffmann 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't get it and don't want to."

    I really had to suffer to get through the whole book. I found myself board and disinterested. The talking in 3rd person was really annoying. Not sure where all the great review came from. Just confused.

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    T. Yeh 07-29-15
    T. Yeh 07-29-15
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    "Must read"

    Everything you want to know about yourself, the world, and how we are constantly neurolinguistic ally selling ourselves to ourselves and the world.

    Brilliant and engaging!

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    Stuck out in the Middle of Nowhere, Iraq 07-23-15
    Stuck out in the Middle of Nowhere, Iraq 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Revolutionary"

    ...Considering when it was written. Instant SciFi classic! Very entertaining for an audio book. Voice acting & quality sounded straight from the 80s

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jayne 07-15-15
    Jayne 07-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Interesting Concepts"

    This was a good story. There were a few things lacking in the action. unique ideas presented by the author more than made up for them. Know that I'm a very tough critic this book will be enjoyed by most with an interest in technology, sci-fi or even fantasy.

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    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 07-13-15
    shelby Augusta, KS, United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A slog"

    I heard this was one of the inspirations of ready player one. It's interesting, but hard to get through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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