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A great yarn

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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: 29-09-2020

A pretty much non stop action adventure. I enjoyed the premise which isn’t far off the chaos we saw in places during the early stages of covid 19.
Plenty of food for thought. Pun intended. Good characters, good to hear an Aussie narrator doing good Yank voices and pretty good Aussie ones too! :-)

For me, Agency is his best since Neuromancer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-2020

I have waited a long time for Gibson to really hit his straps again. Way back in '84 when I read Neuromancer for the first time, it triggered my brain plasticity, much as a VR headset does for many first time users today. In Agency, Gibson took me for a ride I didn't know I wanted and his premonition about pandemics couldn't be more apt. His handling of a powerful AI was exciting for me and the "forks in the road" almost reminded me of Aldiss's Barefoot in the Head.
The narrator did a pretty good job with the accents and characters, but I'm picky and some pronunciations annoyed me a little, but that is a small thing as I found it an enjoyable experience and I'm looking forward to more like this from Mr Gibson.

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