This book is particularly relevant for those of us who are children of the 70's and 80's, who have been addicted to n MMORPG. Wil Wheaton does his best performance yet, which I have listened to.
When I like something I'll let you know. If I don't, I'll let you know that too!
Great story, great narration. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Some of the 80's references are a little annoying and maybe obscure, but it all combines into a very savory and satisfying experience. Now that I finished this review I can start it again from the beginning. Absolutely credit worthy.
The combination of a great narrator, a terrifically engaging and original story, and a trip down memory lane (the 80's) held me enthralled to the end. This one was truly worth the time and the credit...get it now!
It deserves more than 5 stars! The story is out of this world awesome. If you even sorta like dorky things or have an 80's fixation, this is the story for you. Loved it! And Will Wheaton is a great narrator, who would have known? This guy needs to write more books! Do yourself a favor, download this!
For those of us who were born in (but technically did not grow up in the 80’s). We were exposed to a little of the nostalgia that this book highlights. consequently the book becomes an amusing little game of Spot the reference with occasional trips to YouTube to see the things you missed but you were sure were references
For the others among you who are interested in this book keep YouTube open because the references come in thick and fast
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
BECAUSE OF IT'S COVER AND STRANGE SUMMARY I'VE BEEN AVOIDING THIS BOOK FOR YEARS UP UNTIL THE MOMENT i DECIDED TO TRY THE FIRST CHAPTER, AND IT IMMEDIATELY RUSHED IT'S WAY ON MY TOP SHELF
ADVERTISER'S COVER AND PUBLISHERS SUMMARY ARE THE WORST I SEEN FOR LONG WHILE,AND YET THE BOOK IS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY. OVER THE YEARS I READ HUNDREDS OF SCI FI BOOKS AND I HAVE NOTHING TO COMPARE IT TO.
THE ORIGINALITY IS HARD TO COME BY IN NOWADAYS
I was very disappointed when I found out that the author has only one book published.
This book is a great listen, especially for those of us who were teens in the '80's, but the pop culture references are well-explained enough so that it won't exclude the YA crowd. It's definitely geared more towards the geeky male, rather than the geeky female, but it's fun enough that it doesn't matter.
The book is a little predictable, but in the best possible way. I absolutely recommend it.
I can see how some would have little interest in this book. But, If you have ever stepped in the world of a MMO or spent mindless hours in any video game, you must read this book. Loved it!
I loved this character! I was reluctant to try something that sounded so geek-based, but I was hooked by all the throwbacks to the 80's. I could not help loving this boy and wanting him to come out on top. The futuristic setting was totally believable, human negligence taking it's natural course paired with our dependence on technology. Don't let the setting get in your way! It's not sci-fi in the traditional sense.
I found the story highly entertaining, as my appreciation for geek/hacker/gaming culture makes me a target audience for this book. The writing is simple and a bit awkward at times, but the story is very enjoyable.
If you're looking for a break from heavy sci-fi, "Ready Player One" is a light fun adventure. Can't wait for the movie. Also looking forward to Cline's second novel and watching him evolve as a writer.