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If you could sum up After On in three words, what would they be?
Irreverent, Confident, (wildly) Entertaining
What was one of the most memorable moments of After On?
Rob Reid grabs you from page 1...inviting you on a ride that's both sobering and laugh-out-loud funny
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, but sadly, I couldn't do it in one sitting, but it is a remarkably engaging read
Any additional comments?
I was fortunate to read Mr. Reid's achingly funny and charming Year Zero last year, so I've been anxiously awaiting this one. What I found was a more confident, patient story teller who wasn't just about entertaining, but leading the reader on a journey...the irreverent humor is still there, and I laughed audibly and often, but I felt that I had witnessed an amazing maturation...I think this will thrust Mr. Reid more firmly into the national (and international) consciousness!
19 of 21 people found this review helpful
You need to listen to this. I just finished the book. More capable people will write better reviews soon. I want to do what I can to help this story get heard. Story, production, and performances were among the best I've heard and I've listened to more than 350 audible titles. Awesome job!
23 of 26 people found this review helpful
This isn't Interstellar or The Martian, but it's still grand speculative fiction. The author demonstrates moments of incredibly clever writing, and uses an irregular, entertaining style. However, the whole execution of this story is thrown into wildly oscillating strength and weakness by the execution of its voice actors, who seem bound by Cthulhu to hunt for the most energetic, noisy and strange ways to act out even the calmest sections of this book.
Where does After On rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Loved this book. It's a nice side step from pure Science Fiction, more of a light hearted near future semi-dystopia.
What did you like best about this story?
It's tackles some great issues like AI, online privacy and governmental intrusion. It introduces lots of really amazing tech that could be just around the corner.
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?
Charles Henry Higgensworth III, great reviews. They all actually exist on Amazon
Any additional comments?
Make sure to check out the "after on" podcast, also a great listen.
First off, if I could give this book 6 stars or more I would. I kid you not. Rob Reid has done a fantastic job and each and every actor/narrator was worth his or her weight in gold!
As our future is becoming more AI capable, this extremely witty and comically dark novel is dead on topic. I use dead on in a metaphorical and very literal sense. Before we had the arms race now we have the AI race, which of course is sadly part & parcel if you consider drones, robotics, deep leaning and machine learning.
Each character is brought to life by the actors and unwittingly entangled. If I say too much I will spoil it for you so I won't. Absolutely my most favourite Audible book by far within this genre.
Highly recommend it big time! Big thanks to Rob Reid, the narrators and everyone who helped make it possible. Very disturbed but thoroughly entertained! :D
good voice acting.
story had some interesting points but was painful to listen too.
wayyyyy to long.