The Peripheral

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Gibson

Narrated By: Lorelei King

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: October 2014

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes


William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History.

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her.

The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.


  • Dave Woods

    Aside from the AGW bs, a good listen. Gibson has woven a tale across time but keeps his characters close to home.


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