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Bart Wickham

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Philosophical evolution

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-30

Heavy technological bent at the beginning sweeping from a personal view to a worldwide perspective, then splitting into many unique philosophical, moral, and practical perspectives. The parallel timelines, personal world evolution, and view of mankind's future in amazing colour and detail kept me entertained and often reflecting on the ideas and themes in the story. It felt like many stories threaded and woven beside and together without ever letting me forget a plot or character. Time jumps peppered into the story often had me refocusing on characters and changes but never lost the main plot.
Incredible read with perfect narration by Malcolm Hillgartner.

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Gripping entertainment

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-30

Written with the amazing detail expected from Neal Stephenson. Great technological depth and human feel. Fantastic pacing and an incredibly gripping story that cannot be put down. The characters and voices given by Malcolm Hillgartner are perfect: clear, appropriate, and entertaining. I will be looking for more of his narrations.