As a gamer, I knew from the description that I would like this book, but I didn't know I would LOVE it. I have an audible library of over 100 books and even more books on my shelves at home, but it has been a long time since I have read a book that I really didn't want to put down. I listened to it while cleaning, driving, anything. Sneaking in 10 minutes wherever I could get it. This novel is clever, funny, intriguing, and has many likable characters. This is a book for everyone, and is worth the read 100%.
The narration in this book is incredible. There have a been a few really stand-out performances in audio books that I've "read," but this is by far the best I have ever listened to. He expresses the snarky, sarcastic, and adorable protagonist in a way that I feel might be lost in just the text version.
...when Will Wheaton tells you about it.
This was an immersive experience. I gasped multiple times during the story and felt connected to the main character. He certainly treats my childhood memories with more respect than most millennial. I will be highly recommending this book to my friends of the same persuasion. Looking forward to reading other Ernest Cline's.
I absolutely devoured every chapter. Wil Wheaton's execution was excellent and now I want to find another reading by him. I didn't want the book to end! I highly recommend, and I can't wait to see the movie in 2018.
This book is really just a very fun book...it's almost Young Adult, if not fully classified as such. But, people of any age should have fun with it. As with any Sci-Fi in this, yes, there are instances where someone can pull something helpful out of almost nowhere, but don't let that overshadow the fun that is this story in it's totality.
Dedicated Audible reader - love the average apocalyptic dystopian horror story!
I don't know what I can say about this book that hasn't been said but I was totally blown away. I am a fan of darker fiction but this book is one of the best surprises I have had in a long time. Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating - the story is super solid, and it caters to those who love gaming from its infancy AND the music, movies, and other facts from the 1980's. Great fun - if you haven't read this - what are you waiting for - my book pick of the year for sure.