Really couldn't put the story down until it was done. Enjoyed both the story and the narration.
Slow to start and very geeky. The story though, starts to take over and the tech, 80's trivia etc just make it like a walk down memory lane intertwined with some cool virtual reality visions.
listening to Wil Wheaton was a pleasure, the story was fab, but the profanity, global warming lecture and atheisim agenda ruined it for me. Must every author beat these dead horses to death? What a bore.
I mean it. This was the perfect blend of story, prose and Narration. I will probably buy the hardcopy soon, and plan to pick up Armada immediately. The nostalgia combined with the adventure absolutely rocked. and I never knew Wil Wheaton was this talented
I enjoyed everything about this book! I love the reference to 80s genre and the fresh imagination of the author as to how the Internet/virtual reality could influence our future! This book was recommended to me by my 15 year old niece. We listened to it in the car on our way to a camping destination. The entertainment value crosses generational boundaries as we were ALL incredibly engaged by the story! Wil Wheaton was a lovely narrator!
I breezed through this audiobook faster than almost anything ive ever listened to. The story was certainly good, but the narrator was fantastic. His voice really fits the character and he seems genuine in his interest in the subjects within.
Basically the story is about a poor highschool student who lives his life inside of a futuristic video game/ virtual reality. After the creator dies, its revealed he left his entire fortune to the first person to find an 'easter egg' hidden in the game. It starts out fabulously, and continues that way until almost the end, where in my opinion, it takes a slight turn for the worse. It is still reasonably satisfying, but the end doesnt hit home as I believe the author intended due to poor character development. However, I will say it was nice to listen to something without the main character failing at every turn only to succeed at the end. This book is more of a relaxed, popcorn novel. Enjoy!
This book was amazing. It is extremely well written, and as a child of the 80's, it brought back so many memories.
Will Wheaton reading was also a wonderful nod to growing up surrounded by the pop culture that Ernest captured so well.
The storyline is intriguing, action packed in such a way that it isn't distracting and actually serves to further the plot. Which often times in adventure/fantasy novels is overly derived and often serves as filler.
If you read no other books this year, hell, this lifetime. Read this book!
I really enjoyed this book. Being a child of the 80's, I loved all the references and tidbits in it. Wil Wheaton does an excellent job as narrator and I enjoyed the emphasis and inflections that he used. Overall great read and would recommend it!