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Hardwired

Lu par : Stefan Rudnicki
Série : Hardwired, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 26 min
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Ex-fighter pilot Cowboy, "hardwired" via skull sockets directly to his lethal electronic hardware, teams up with Sarah, an equally cyborized gun-for-hire, to make a last stab at independence from the rapacious Orbitals.
©2006 Night Shade Books (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Hardwired is a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars." (Roger Zelazny)

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  • Jonathon
  • 18/01/2009

Good Listen

Very good narrator, story is from 2 points of view and takes a little bit to get used to but works great. I have listened to this book twice already.

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  • David
  • 06/02/2013

The Best Cyberpunk I Have Read

What did you like best about this story?

I generally don't like cyberpunk. Gibson's Neuromancer left me cold. But Williams, in my opinion, is a better and more versatile writer. I listened to this book because he wrote it.

I was not disappointed. The cyberpunk aspects of the story serve to enhance the characterization and the setting and do not dominate.

The story is told from the perspectives of Cowboy and Sarah. Both are interesting characters and I never found myself wanting to finish one POV so I could get to the other, which sometimes happens when the story is told from multiple viewpoints.

The conflict with the orbitals is resolved in a way that flows naturally from the story and does not feel forced. A poor resolution could have wrecked my view of the book no matter how good the rest of the story.

Finally, Stefan Rudnicki does an excellent job of making the various characters distinct. I have not read the print version, buit I suspect the audio version is a better experience because of Runicki's narration.

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  • Peregrine
  • 10/12/2009

Very enjoyable Cyberpunk tale

I'm a big fan of Richard K. Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs stories and this is an obvious precursor. The story is a little complex, but nowhere near as hard to follow as any of Morgan's. Williams writes well and avoids sentimentality. I especially enjoyed the character whose brain is absorbed into cyberspace.

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  • Ashanti
  • 25/10/2009

A well told story set in a depressing future

A hard boiled, cyberpunk styled tale of two very different people just getting by, in a very depressing, but scary believable and essentially balkanized, former United States. The world is now run by various corporations that don't even reside on the planet. They hover above it and manipulate life below without being part of it. There are social classes built around them and a whole slew of other things that the author builds in his vision of earth's future.

Through a series of events in the story, the two main character's, Cowboy, an ex-fighter pilot turned bootlegger and Sarah, a sometimes body guard, thug and killer for hire, find that their lives have become intertwined. The pace of the story became a little slow for me in the middle, but on the whole, this was an excellent story and I think worth your credit. If you are a fan of the cyberpunk genre and or Richard K. Morgan, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson and their like, then Hardwired should be an satisfying choice for you.

Also, veteran narrator, Stefan Rudnicki was definitely on top of his game reading this one. He has, for me, the kind of voice that can sometimes distract me from the story that I'm trying to listen to. Other times, I find that he throttles back his voice a little too much and in some cases, sounds a bit monotoned and unexciting, In Hardwired. I think he chose just the right balance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/08/2020

Fails on the narration

The story was a hard listen. The 'Marlboro-Man' narration makes this audio book sound dated, unfortunately.

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  • Nicole Yurek
  • 04/06/2020

A great introduction to the Cyberpunk genre.

Hardwired does a great job of creating a Cyberpunk world and interesting characters inside it.

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  • Amy
  • 04/04/2020

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk at its best. From an age where this stuff was still imaginable, so near present it’s scary.
Tread well.

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  • Dudley Howe
  • 22/01/2020

one of the best .

beautifully written, great characters, fabulous story, believable technology, I'm praying for a sequel.
I want to find out what happens to this world.

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  • Baumerx20
  • 10/09/2019

Classic story, awful narration

This is a great story I have enjoyed reading a couple times. I figured having it to listen to would be a new way to experience it again.. The gurgling narrator is pretty hard to listen to. His voice is expressionless, deep monotone. Lifeless, dull and just awful. He does read the story with pauses and adequate timings but it's really hard to follow.

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  • WT
  • 27/07/2019

I can see why this inspired the CyberPunk RPG.

With the recent fanfare on the CyberPunk 2077 game coming in 2020 and Mike Pondsmith mentioning this book being a major inspiration for the original CyberPunk RPG, I had no choice but to check this book out.

The book does not disappoint. The author's vision is way ahead of it's time.

The narrators voice is very cool; however, it is very deep all the time and makes it hard not to be distracted by other things when listening.

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  • Bart Geurten
  • 23/08/2015

nice and clear cut dark future story

the story is nicely written and the characters are classical Cyberpunks. the narrator gives a lot of character to the different roles. all in all one of the best cyberpunk stories of the 80s

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  • Witold Szymanski
  • 22/01/2017

Classic cyberpunk!

Perfect read for every cyberpunk fun! Story dense with cyber and punk. The lektor is quite special but for this story fits perfectly.

very much recommended.