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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell
- A Novel
- By: Neal Stephenson
- Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
- Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.
- By Bronwen on 22-11-2019
A bit of a mess. Interesting idea to start with but by the 20 hr mark couldn’t help but suspect this was not going to resolve in any satisfactory way and is probably a lame attempt to set up the rules for a world Neal will continue to mine as part of a new book series.
Ok, but I couldn’t get past the worst attempt at an Australian accent I have ever heard - offensively bad.
Flips between a vaguely interesting real world and an increasingly annoying cyber-Tolkien-Minecraft world where everyone speaks like they’re in the Old Testament. Nearly gave up at he point where a bard sings trite rhymes about two characters in bit world.
If I was Enoch Root I would also disappear into the clouds in shame.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
- By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
- Narrated by: John Lee
- Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.
Too hard to enjoy as an audio book
- By Vicky Finn on 08-10-2016
All the characters have the same names!
I found it very difficult to follow as quirky as it may be to have all your characters having the same names it just makes for confusion
The intonation of the narrator was also odd and off putting
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