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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Dreadful ... as it lacks a (compelling) story

What would have made Pattern Recognition better?

I am a keen listener to audiobooks, maybe 70 so far! This sounded OK in the review but having listened to the first 3 hours I am having to return it. Just left me completely cold. Couldn't get into the non existent story.


What could William Gibson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

a more compelling story


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- Digirati

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