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.

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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

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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