Burning Chrome

  • by William Gibson
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, Victor Bevine, Jay Snyder, Brian Nishii, L. J. Ganser, Oliver Wyman, Eric Michael Summerer, Marc Vietor
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of his most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.


What the Critics Say

"Ten brilliant, streetwise, high-resolution stories from the man who coined the word cyberspace. Gibson's vision has become a touchstone in the emerging order of the 21st Century, from the computer-enhanced hustlers of Johnny Mnemonic to the technofetishist blues of Burning Chrome. With their vividly human characters and their remorseless, hot-wired futures, these stories are simultaneously science fiction at its sharpest and instantly recognizable Polaroids of the postmodern condition." (Amazon.com review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lovely, but The Winter Market needs a re-record.

It's a real shame, because the narrator gives the story a very spirited reading, but the tone of The Winter Market is all wrong. The narrator seems to think he is reading a jazzy comic pop tale, rather than a hauntingly beautiful riff on post-humanism.

Other than that this is a terrific collection of SF classic shorts.
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- Rudy

Found the Chrome a bit patchy

Heard a lot of great things about this collection of short stories, and even about film spin offs from some, so thought it must be good.

I think it is fair to say, William Gibson's writing has matured over the years, as some of the earlier works on here are really not that brilliant. That said, I can't deny that some of stories on here are great, and they show the genius that he is and the great worlds he can create. The mix of narrators is also a good move, but again, some are better than others.

Overall, good, but approach with care.
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- Iain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios