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I wasn't sure about this at first having never read the author and it turned out to be a fantastic find! unique plot, well developed characters (over the top at times but I think it adds to the satirical nature of the novel) and a truly exceptional cast of narrators (Especially Ms La Voy but that is to be expected). The interwoven time line was a little confusing for me at first but that's me and I was able to catch on quickly (hint that you probably don't need but helped me, the vignettes tell you the time line your on) . Don't let that deter you though, the book made me laugh and the characters, however satirical, will have you caring for them. For me, this audio book has joined the ranks of my two all time favorites, Anansi Boys and The Martian. Enjoy!
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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!
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The author obviously has somewhat of a grasp of not just the underlying concepts of AI, Silicon Valley startups and the impact Freemium has had on our lives and in the most part the story wrapped around his thoughts is well told and keeps you gripped, it's the actual after on stage I personally started to wane, it's not that the material or story didn't flow, it did. It just felt sped up and rushing to an end that didn't deliver. The author took the "I hope this gets a movie deal" way out..
fantastic voices performing a piece so current and grounded that you occasionally have to pinch yourself to remember it's a fiction (or is it?)
now I'm going to go solder a actual switch onto all my devices so I can sleep without Phlutter watching me :)
Very interesting story and well worth the listen, only let down by its's tendancy to repeat sections or be slightly wordy but otherwise an fun dive into some sections of tech that I would never have thought about reading up on.
Thai book has a great story to it, a nice work of fiction that could actually be happening as you read this. the performance is very well read with some awesome voice talent.