The novelty of listening to a narrator perform himself as a character in the audiobook he is reading is charming—but not enough to overcome distracting technical flaws in the production. Wil Wheaton the narrator delivers a scene that includes Wil Wheaton the character as cheerfully and as enthusiastically as he reads the rest of Doctorow’s book about online privacy and technical know-how. This sequel to LITTLE BROTHER follows teenager Marcus Yallow as he continues to fight “the man,” focusing on cyber security. Short clips of rock music lead into each chapter, and Wheaton’s energy reflects the upbeat music. But the consistent mouth and paper noises throughout prove so distracting that listeners may lose track of the plot. G.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2014]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483020327 $34.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4830-2029-7 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483020303 $105.00 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781483020310 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781483020273 multiple sources
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