Yes, this book is very engaging and the performance of Wil Wheaton is outstanding.
The opening chapters include a lengthy rant on the non-existence of God. While I certainly don't agree with the author's perspective, the presentation was jarring and had absolutely no real relevance to the story as a whole. In fact, the subject never came up again. As a counter-example Douglas Adams wove his atheist perspective into his stories in a way that made them flow and fit in the bigger narrative; this work fails to do that, and that is sad, because it is the one fault I find with the work.
Perhaps I have just enough '80s nostalgia to like this more than others would but more likely this is just that good.
Absolutely adore this book. Will Wheaton's narration is engaging and couldn't imagine anyone else being more perfect for it. I loved the story. It's nostalgic, inventive, and a whole lot of fun!
Absolutely, and I will. I can't wait to. This book has become my current favorite book, a rather difficult feat. I love the gamer nostalgia, the dystopian setting, the thrill of the hunt and the mystery. I became a Gunter in this book, and it transported me inside the story.
Wil's delivery is fantastic. I am one of those people who would far rather read a book myself, but I couldn't have picked a better narrator than Wheaton for this story.
I had a hard time sleeping and doing my homework, because I was addicted to this book. It became my Oasis.
if you love geeky things, video games, and the hot 80's than this book is for you. i really enjoyed it becouse it had the same sense of Sword art online mix with a 80 theme sifi movie like the fifth element. it had romance, action and massive nudges to the oldies of the begging era to video games. it may be hard for a newer generation due to the old references but still overall a great listen.
You have to be patient with the attention to detail / backstory that the author provides as a context to this world. But the further you go the quicker the pace and the juicier the plot gets. Protagonist is smart and it's exciting to see what gutsy thing he does next. A SUPER FUN read for any video game / geek culture aficionado. Highly recommend!
And Wil Wheaton is entertaining. 😄
One of my favorites! I had read the book already, and Wheaton did a marvelous job with the performance here. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys geek culture.