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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)

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    Gordon 06-04-16
    Gordon 06-04-16
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    "not what I expected....at all."

    I was expecting a post apocalyptic virtual reality story. this was roughly that. very roughly. the story jumped around a lot. It assumed relationships between characters that had no basis in story. there was immediate trust between complete strangers in a world that is supposed to be completely untrustworthy.

    The author takes many shortcuts in writing about important events as though they happened without providing any details of the events.

    in the end the books seems to be very disjointed and I couldn't wait for it to be over. the only reason I finished it was because I spent real money on it.

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    Rafael Depper 05-27-16
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    "amazing every time"

    listen to this book almost everyday. I love snowcrash. well written. will keep you entertained

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    K. A. 05-23-16
    K. A. 05-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding voice actor"

    Thought provoking, riveting, and often hilarious novel, if a little far fetched in places, and outstanding voice acting.

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    Larry McDonald 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "was decent"

    I just fished the book but at times then book was hard to follow along.

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    Katheaus LUBBOCK, TX, United States 05-17-16
    Katheaus LUBBOCK, TX, United States 05-17-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A favorite listen"

    I've listened to this book a few times and it just gets better with each listen. The characters are engaging and the story line is complex and captivating.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Riotous, Good Fun"

    Disclaimer: I've plowed through several of Stepheson's epics (Cryptonomicon and Seveneves among them) and have developed a taste for his maximalist style. With him, more is more. If you enjoy Steinbeckian sparseness, this book is not for you. That being said:

    I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Stephenson does speculative fiction right. The aptly-named Hiro Protagonist might be somewhat lacking in the personality department, but Y.T. and a host of other interesting secondary characters more than make up for it. I am a staunch lover of sword-and-sorcery, yet somehow felt right at home in this near-future-post-cyberpunk brand of sci-fi. I totally recommend it. It's a blast.

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    Rhiannon 05-13-16
    Rhiannon 05-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Will read this over and over"

    This book is fantastic. Always keeps you on your toes with all the action but pulls on the heart strings a little on the way. You name it, this book has it.

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    Geoffrey J Ayton 05-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting Ideas. Schlocky action"

    Conspiracy, ancient mystery's, samurai swords on motorcycles and a guy who uses hidden glass knifes

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    Scott Wellington, New Zealand 05-04-16
    Scott Wellington, New Zealand 05-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor"

    I expected more. Was told this was a classic. The recording is poor. Variable sounds and sound bytes. The storey is dated.

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    Thomas Rose 04-16-16
    Thomas Rose 04-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An incredible take on the hacker ethic"

    A must read or listen to for anyone interested in keeping computers secure or information free.

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