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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,484 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gibson Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tito is in his early twenties. Born in Cuba, he speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a NoLita warehouse, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer.

Hollis Henry is an investigative journalist, on assignment from a magazine called Node. Node doesn’t exist yet, which is fine; she’s used to that. But it seems to be actively blocking the kind of buzz that magazines normally cultivate before they start up. Really actively blocking it. It’s odd, even a little scary, if Hollis lets herself think about it much—which she doesn’t. She can’t afford to.

Milgrim is a junkie. A high-end junkie, hooked on prescription antianxiety drugs. Milgrim figures he wouldn’t survive twenty-four hours if Brown, the mystery man who saved him from a misunderstanding with his dealer, ever stopped supplying those little bubble packs. What exactly Brown is up to Milgrim can’t say, but it seems to be military in nature. At least, Milgrim’s very nuanced Russian would seem to be a big part of it, as would breaking into locked rooms.

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 has been told to find him.                                          

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 2/19/2014

    " Almost a four star but the separate stories coming together at the end schtick of Gibson just falls short this time and leads to a very disjointed story that scrambles to pull itself together in the final few chapters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Todd | 2/11/2014

    " Not the quality of nureomancer, but not a bad summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Larry Hogue | 2/3/2014

    " This was my first Gibson read after Neuromancer. (Don't ask me why -- I really liked Neuromancer!) Picked it up in an airport book shop, appropriately. Loved the 3 story lines weaving together, the way he explored arcane practices, the attention to detail in the prose, the way he reveals character through physicality, the overall sense of humanity I feel from the characters as they struggle with forces outside of their control but that they feel they must resist. Some felt the story lines never did come together, but I thought it was better than the ending of Pattern Recognition, which others thought was too pat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kim | 1/31/2014

    " Gibson now writes in the present. No need to write about the future any more - we are living in it. I loved the interweaving of stories. The product placement was part of the embroidery - not an annoyance as some have found. I loved the collision of the old cold war spooks and the modern cyber crims. Age will out! "

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