I really enjoyed this book and found the story very interesting. I can't wait to see how it will turn out as a movie.
I will say that it might turn off some people who don't want to get technical details or be bathed in constant 80's nostalgia. I love technology and have been following VR for the past few years so I think I was the right target audience.
Narration was hit or miss. I really think this audio book would benefit from a full cast. Wil sounded the part for the main character but fell flat with some of the others.
3.5 stars in all categories.
Story has an interesting concept, and good delivery... But feels rushed and clichéd for the last quarter, and especially the final few chapters. Characters change behavior to force the suddenly rushed narrative. Well-crafted backstory is forgotten, and well planned plot gives way to unnaturally convenient coincidences.
Wil Wheaton speaks clearly and paces himself well... But sounds like a surfer, which doesn't really match the characters.
The book was one part Tron, one part Wonka and all parts awesome -- with incredible references and nostalgia throughout.
The entire book (don't want to spoil it for anyone)
Wheaton was a natural for this book and he did a superb job! Very enjoyable and entertaining.
The book hit the nail on the head of so many great memories of my teens.
Yes. Wil Wheaton does a good job of bringing the characters to life.
Once the chase gets started, and the first mystery is solved.
Laughter, quite a bit. Kinda felt sad that it ended.
Listened to this over an 18 hour road trip back home after visiting family. Kept me engaged and awake.
First off I was born in the 80's so this is a really fun book for me. The whole book is an homage to the 80's with a futuristic slant.
The writing isn't great. Totally written for nerds by nerds, but I loved it all the same. If you can get past the "lameness" that goes along with nerdy dialog you'll enjoy this completely.
I've listened to it twice and the second listen was much more enjoyable because I knew what was coming and could pay more attention to the little details