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Agency

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

"One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working" (Boston Globe) returns with a brand-new novel.

In William Gibson's first novel since 2014's New York Times best-selling The Peripheral, a gifted "app-whisperer", hired to beta test a mysterious new product, finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy "digital assistant".

©2020 William Gibson (P)2020 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A long time coming

The wait for this book release nearly killed me. Still, worth it though. A very enjoyable romp. If you liked Peripheral, you’ll like this. Now, Audible, whilst I wait for Gibson’s next book, can you arrange audio versions of all his back catalogue, please?

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Disappointing

The lead character is just carried along by the story. No real conflict or struggle.

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Sharp and conjuring

The first few moments took much effort to convince myself that the rest will be worth listening to, the readers voice being the polar opposite of the Neuromancer narrator. But it works, and very well.

It's easy to lose track of characters, and reasons for why this or that action is being taken. Could have been shorter.

Everything else is brilliant, giving you ample food for thought. The image of the world William Gibson imagines is often too real for comfort, and relative agency becomes a theme one begins to appreciate all around.

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Temporal anomalies need lots of concentration

Love Gibsons work but have to say if I hadn't read the peripheral I would find this hard to pick up.

It could have done with a harder hitting finale after teasing us with atomic war, jackpot cure and the birth of a new AI.

Is it going to be the second book in a Trilogy?