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Welcome to Los Angeles - where anger, hunger and disease run rampant. Jonny is a black-market dealer in drugs that heal the body and cool the mind. All he cares about is his own survival. Until a strange new plague turns L.A. into a city of death, and Jonny is forced to put everything on the line to find the cure... if it can be found on Earth.
©1988 Richard Kadrey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cliff on 09-09-13

This is how Cyberpunk should be done!

What did you love best about Metrophage?

It is just archtype cyberpunk. I'd put this up there with William Gibson or walter Jon Williams. It seems a bit dated now, but he nails the genre so perfectly you can't help but love it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Metrophage?

Just the imagery throughout the story is worth a listen all by itself. The story and characters are great but the author pays such attention to every little detail. It's mind-boggling.

Have you listened to any of Peter Ganim’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard any other performance of Mr. Ganim's previously. He has a rich smooth voice and has a good range of voices. I'd love to hear him on some other books.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Metrophage. LA is in flames.

Any additional comments?

This is a great book. Be advised this is not Sandman Slim. The tone and writing are much different , but excellent nonetheless. The story has a few explict sex scenes and lots viloence and drug use (staples of cyberpunk literature). So, definitely not for the kiddies. I strongly recommed this book if you love cyberpunk.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. F. Uccello on 05-13-15

Classic Cyberpunk

Great narration and story. Would like to listen again. Story complex, rich with detail, honed with a sweet edge of pulp sci-fi. Beautiful writing.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Gary Sereno on 02-01-17

Highly rated story ? Killed by bad naration

I went for Metrophage having read good reviews of it else where and seeing it on a number of must read cyberpunk lists. How good it really is I'm not sure. The story in hindsight was fine, but not great, the main character was a tad flat, but what really ruined this for me was the narration. It is so bad and soulless that at first I thought it was computer generated. It was as if some automated system was being fed the lines. There was no emotion, just a flat, boring, single pace, reciting of words. It did improve later on, but not by much.

If you're tempted by this title and bounce between listening to audio books and reading the physical copies, do the latter.

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