Narration was fantastic and immersive. Book was equally good, though I felt some times it gets a little slow. if you're a fan of gaming the 80s or you're just and awkward 18-20 something year old you will connect with the pure identity of this book.
I have never been a fan of video games, so I was hesitant to get this book in case I had no idea what it was talking about when mentioning the games. That didn't matter- the book was great. I am guessing if you knew the games or had played them before- it would make the book more special, but I still enjoyed every minute- Just get the book!
I have to say this was a really good book narrated by Wil Wheaton. If you liked tv, movies, or videogames that were around in the 80's you will love this book. If you enjoy dungeon crawlers, love stories, political statements, or any type of sci-fi then you will have something to enjoy in this book, but with none of them being overpowering to the point of fatigue. This is a well rounded book that anyone can enjoy. Thank you Ernest Cline for creating this wonderful book!
this story was absolutely compelling for me! i loved the writing style and the way that will wheaton was able to capture the main character. i feel that his deep root in geek culture definately aided in his performance as he knows how we feel growing up and living with the social struggles that we have. go Will!! i will now be searching for more of this authors works as i literally could not put this down. i listened straight through this, excluding six hours to sleep. took me a day and a half. just beautiful connection and understanding of geek culture.
I had heard that this was being made into a movie but I had no idea what it was about so I decided to listen. from the opening chapter I was hooked. Not only is the sort well placed and fun, but the references to all things 1980s make this the ultimate Gen-X geek story. While I'm younger than the crater of the egg, I lived enough to remember all the games, shows, and toys to enjoy every bit of it. [SPOILER] The only thing I would have changed was for Parzival to have selected a Robotech mech. But that's just the fanboy in me. :)
I throughly enjoyed this book. a must read for all the old school video game nerds out there!