It was a good story, lots of references to real world stuff but sometimes too much info dumping. This did frustrate me some times during the the listen but not enough to stop me from finishing the book.
Wow! Loved it!! This was my very first Sci-fi audiobook. I thought the story was great and wil wheaton did a great job reading the story. When I was done listening, the first thing I thought was that this would be a great movie. Turns out its going to be made into a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Cant wait...
The first encounter between Artmis and Wade
Yes. I could not put it odwn
I personally found the story to be a bit cookie cutter but it was well told and entertaining. Not to mention Will Weaton does a great job reading it bringing life to the characters and entertainment to the story.
This book must have pretty much written itself. Who hasnt play enough video games so as to easily get immersed in the story arc? Once Cline had the plot he could easily pick and choose the 80s/SF references at random to backfill. I am not minimizing what the author has done here either. The execution of this story had to be done right as i am sure many have tried similar plots. The VR is quite cool and what i believe helped this story stand out. Its no wonder Oculus Rift has made this required reading. There were some juvenile, cring worthy moments for at 55 year old to hear but it was easy to take it with a grain of salt. Wil Wheaton is an amazing narrator to, just saying.
This is definitely the type of book that you can listen to repeatedly. I would definitely recommend this book to any and all gamers out there.
Wow. Was not expecting this story when I picked it up. While it initially felt a bit like a teenage boy's dream come true, the dystopian future commentary was fantastic and I got pulled in and obsessed with it. Definitely recommend it.