I grabbed this on a whim after seeing some positive ratings. In retrospect they had to have been for Wil Wheaton's fantastic narration, because surely no one could find this hackneyed, vapid exercise in excruciatingly poor fanfiction at all satisfying. Right?
If you find yourself on the verge of purchasing this or in any way contributing to Cline's financial wellbeing, I strongly urge you to turn the other way and hell out of Dodge.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
Let me start by saying I am not, nor have I ever been a gamer, but this book was so well written that it didn't matter. I almost let that stop me from reading it, but my book club chose it, and I am so incredibly grateful they did! The story was exciting, heartbreaking, sweet, scary and exhilarating. I loved every minute of it.
Wil Wheaton was the perfect narrator for Ready Player One. He was even mentioned once in the text! His performance was excellent. He really brought the story to life. I would love to listen to more of his work. I loved him in Star Trek, and now I'm loving him again in a whole new way!
I loved this plot. I finished it in about two days. Not since pillars of the earth have I had so much fun envisioning the authors world. I also cant wait to see a movie of this...if you've ever wanted to see a world where cowboy bebop intersects fight club intersects ultra man intersects ghost busters intersects rush intersects star wars intersects family ties intersects gundam, this is the book for you. Again, I want to see the movie. I pretty much would never say that about a book.
Really fun book except for authors rants about Evolution, the environment, and commentary about sexuality. I felt political agenda was being inserted into a story where it was not needed. As an 80's child, this book really brought back some fun memories. Overall was a great book if you overlook certain parts that I did not feel advanced the story.
And Wil Wheaton was awesome, I would listen to it just for his performance.
Everyone already knows this is great book... It's science fiction, action, a love story and pop culture all in one. It's probably especially good for people born between 1965 and 1975 due to all the movie and song references. You can't really predict the ending, and when it's over, you'll be missing "the oasis". Best book I've listened to in a long time, and Wil Wheaton rocks it as the narrator.
The best book I've listened too this summer!
For some reason it reminded me of the hunger games... sort of similar stories... but not really similar at all
I really felt that he captured the characters well
I can't say that there was a particular moment, but soon after starting the story I felt like I was transported to this world where everyone was obsessed with the Oasis.
Such a wonderful book. I'm recommending it to everyone I know!
This is currently my favorite book. I love the little nods to pop culture. I happen to be a gamer myself, so this is incredibly awesome. the amount of research and time that went into the production shows!
I don't usually listen to sci-fi books, but this one piqued my interest. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and the characters were brilliant. Wil Wheaton did a wonderful job narrating and I intend to listen to Ernest Cline's other book Armada which Wheaton also narrates. Overall, a really amazing book.