Pattern Recognition : Blue Ant

  • by William Gibson
  • Narrated by Shelly Frasier
  • Series: Blue Ant
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet.
An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her borrowed apartment is burgled and her computer hacked, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

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What the Critics Say

"A masterful performance." (Chicago Tribune)
"One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century." (Washington Post Book World)
"Completely contemporary...his best book." (San Francisco Chronicle Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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great audiobook

Where does Pattern Recognition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am an obsessive WG's reader, and these audiobooks have given me the opportunity to make a totally new experience. having read each of WG's books many times, the audiobook has been a welcome way to renew the experience.
All of the WG's audiobooks that I have found on Audible are top quality, great recording, great voices, great readers and all unabridged.
Can only recommend all of them.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

absolutely yes! and actually I have already listened to it twice!


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- an italian in london

A non - sci-if mystery very well read.

I chose this book on the basis of liking sci-fi and knowing Neuromancer. It has nothing to do with such works. It's a perfectly good story with plenty mystery. Lots of difficulties in the plot are smoothed over by having the main protagonist work for a company that can arrange anything. The ending was a bit deus ex machina for my liking, but maybe I'm being slightly unfair to Gibson. I now discover that it's part of a series; I shall look into that in case things improve in other volumes.

Shelley Frasier does an excellent job with the narration, using accents quite a bit, but not resorting to a gruff voice for the male characters. She is a definite plus. A good narrator can't make up for weaknesses in a story, but can make the best of what is there. Frasier surely does that.
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- Liz... Bristol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios