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Boring and confusing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-05-19

Far from Stephensons's best work.

The narration was fine, could be better. A lot of the characters sounded very similar to each other. I found myself constantly lost and forgetting where in the narrative I was.

Maybe all this religious and philosophical pontificating just isn't for me.

Good narration, book is.... okay

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-06

I typically love Neal Stephenson's books, but this was an absolute chore.

The first two thirds are very interesting, and deal with some fascinating subject matter, and meet the par for Stephenson's always excellent world building. The last third is intensely boring.

Intensely boring.

Great!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-19

Very compelling, very entertaining listen, unpredictable and it kept me guessing the whole time, although a little heavy on the Christianity for myself.

King's narration is the weak link here. He's not great at voices, and almost all of his characters sound the same, but he still does a decent enough job.

Would recommend if you want a fun underrated King book.

Pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-19

A little below average for King, but still very enjoyable. I found it a little confusing at points, and a few of the minor characters were a little difficult to keep track of who was who, but still pretty fun.

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One of King's best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-18

Excellent book. Excellent narration. Only gripe I have is that the narrator didn't pause between chapters which was a little bit jarring to go right into the next character without a second to readjust.

Besides that, fantastic!

Absolutely loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-15

Fantastic book, fantastic narration. Absolutely harrowing and somber as they come. I wasn't a huge fan of the ending, mostly due to that fact that it had to end. I could've listened to this book for 100 hours.

Narration was dreadful, book was excellent.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-06

The narrator's voice was far far too monotone. There were times when I found myself not absorbing a single word he said for twenty minutes straight.
The book itself is a stone cold classic, but if you can find a version with a different narrator, get that one instead.

Not King's best, okay narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-19

Fun book, far from King's best, but far from his worst too.

Eli Wallach's narration was okay. The narration itself wasn't great, as I found myself zoning out while listening and having to rewind several times within any given part.

The best part of the narration was the characters. His voices were full of life and really brought a lot to the characters.

Some of the best narration I've ever heard.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-16

Very engaging story, and an excellent end to a series, while smartly tying into another.

The narration for this book might be my all time favorite. Dufris' voice ropes you in, and is endlessly entertaining. His characters all sound different and distinct and he switches effortlessly between several characters at a time. it's very impressive.

Highly recommended if you want a good sci fi murder mystery. Listen to the other two first, though.

Good book, mediocre narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-26

The book itself was pretty good. Good world building, characters were a little one note. The mystery itself was fun and entertaining.

The one thing I didn't like about the book itself was the dialogue. Every character talked the same. They all spoke in snarky, clever Joss Whedon-esque witticisms that felt disingenuous and hollow.

Wil Wheaton's narration was boring and all of the characters sounded the same.

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