The most home-hitting novel I've ever read. I grew up with parents that started their first BBS on a Commodore 64 and migrated through many systems over the years. Dad and I kept and Atari 2600 with a 13" black and white tv in the shed for rainy days. If you were born in an arcade, raised on BBSs, we're am adolescent Doomer and adult WoW player, this book will take you home. Wil Wheaton completely brings it to life and more than does it justice.
Like the Da Vinci Code, this book makes use of history to hide things. Instead of the Italian Renaissance the 1980's are substituted and most of the action occurs in a virtual environment. Overall, I wished that the twists, turns and characters could have provided more.
Wil Wheaton's performance was great.
Beware purchasing this book! I wasn't able to stop listening. The geeky references and compelling story are great. If you have even a slight interest in 80s music, video games, or movies, you'll love this book.
I felt like I was a kid again listening to this book. All of the references made struck a cord and brought back found childhood memories.
The banter between the characters felt real and the story was fast paced. I don't think I was ever bored which takes a lot for me.
I would recommend this to anyone that would listen to me. This is the best book of 2016 and I can't wait to buy his other book.
Wow! And Amazing.
I've recently started listening to audiobooks, and only have a few under my belt. This is by far the best read book I've listened to, not only for the content, but Wheaton does an excellent job reading the material and conveying the appropriate emotion with the words.
This is a pretty fun sci-fi nostalgia story. My only complaint is the story getting a bit cheesy at times, and the narrator over acting a bit, but these are pretty minimal compared to the overall quality of this book. I'd recommend it.
I'm more of a child of the 60s and 70s than I am of the 80s but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listen to audio books to and from work and I found myself almost disappointed when I reached my destination. I binge listened to the last two hours of the book at home, something I never do. I thought the story would be pretty predictable after the first few chapters but I figured it was written with youthful readers in mind but I was wrong. There were enough twists and unexpected events to keep me guessing. Great fun!
This book was very different from the books I usually read. It was suggested after I finished reading Ender's Game...which I didn't care for too much. However after reading the reviews and raves on this book, I had to see what the hype was about. It started out a little slow but it was a pretty good read, def worth a credit. Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters and I am excited to see what Spielberg does with the film adaptation!!