Blue Ant
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 1338 ratings)
  • 1
    Pattern Recognition | William Gibson

    Pattern Recognition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet. An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her apartment is burgled and her computer hacked, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

    occasional pronunciation clangers

    While not one of Gibson's greatest this is one of my favorites in spite of its flaws.

    The narrator was very good with the strange exception..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2017 by john (Battery Point, Australia)
  • 2
    Spook Country | William Gibson

    Spook Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    What happens when old spies come out to play one last game? In New York, a young Cuban called Tito is passing iPods to a mysterious old man. Across the city, an ex-military man named Brown is tracking Tito's movements. Meanwhile in LA, journalist Hollis Henry is on the trail of Bobby Chombo, who appears to know too much about military systems for his own good. With Bobby missing and the trail cold, Hollis digs deeper and is drawn into the final moves of a chilling game played out by men with old scores to settle....

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    Spook Country | William Gibson

    Spook Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (279)

    Bobby Chombo is a "producer" and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for manufacturers of military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry, an investigative journalist, has been told to find him.

    Loved it

    I listened to this on a trip to Seattle and back. I think the mood of the story goes nicely with air travel and staying in big hotels downtown in citi..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2011 by wendy (NJ)
  • 3
    Zero History | William Gibson

    Zero History

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. But she's broke, and Bigend never feels it's beneath him to use whatever power comes his way - in this case, the power of money to bring Hollis onto his team again. Not that she knows what the "team" is up to - not at first. When a Department of Defence contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, Bigend finds himself adrift in a seriously dangerous world.

    Quality from a Master Story Teller

    Great story and interesting insights into the world's of fashion and advertising. The near future allows familiarity but room for a few gadgets.

    Reviewed on September 19 2015 by Roy (Mawson Lakes, South Australia)
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    Zero History | William Gibson

    Zero History

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (311)

    Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. Milgrim is even more thoroughly owned by Bigend. He's worth owning for his useful gift of seeming to disappear in almost any setting. baked into bone, entirely experimental, to show for it. Garreth has a passion for extreme sports. Garreth isn't owned by Bigend at all.

    Bigend needed a little more Blomkvist

    The Bigend trilogy could have been a smarter version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - essentially this is that series if Delillo (circa White Nois..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2010 by Aaron (Troy, MI, United States)