Wil Wheaton brings a depth to this story I would not have thought. The reading he brought was fantastic.
The story was very well assembled and creative. Ready Player One brinbgs the reality of VR to book/story form. I strongly suggest this book for any gamer or sci-fi enthusiast.
I love to read and I love to listen to stories, something that has been with me since I was a child and I expect will last my whole life.
If you like sci-fi and computer games, especially MRPG's, you will enjoy this book. Straight forward and fun with an easy prose suitable for a range of ages this is an amusing listen. Enjoyable but won't appeal to older readers/listeners who like a complex plot as it sometimes seems a little simplistic... but I am 36 years old and at 14 I expect I would have been truly mesmerised.
This is a easy recommend for any geek whose teenage years are largely spent in the 80's. It hit on so many guilty pleasures in story line and story telling that it just may be that my favorite audible book ever is just low-grade literature, but I don't care. It was great for me.
If you grew up playing the 1st game systems, ie. Nintendo, Atari, Any Arcade Game... If you like 80's anything... or if you want to get lost in a truly vivid story, download this title.
I'm more of a King fan when it comes down to it, but this book brought a flurry of nostalgic smirks to my face. It really does hit a nerve if you did your growing up 2 decades ago.
The narrator is good if you dont mind the same voice for every character. But you can tell he had as much fun reading it as you will listening.
if you were ever into these things, you'll dig this book: Indiana Jones, Nintendo, Def Leppard, virtual reality, Max Headroom, Arcades, PacMan, BladeRunner, Easter Egg Hunts, Dungeons and Dragons, Samurai Swords, X-Wing Fighters, winning the lottery, Mathew Broderick Movies, Divo, geeks.
No, but Wheaton does an excellent job.
Other than the numerous pop culture and video game references which I love, I also liked the way Cline depicts people who find themselves immersed in
I enjoyed this book more than the previous 20 that I've read--lot's of fun!
It was with some trepidation that I purchased this audio book even though it had excellent reviews. This is not the type of book that would normally interest me, but I was hooked within the first ten minutes of listening. Wil Wheaton does a fine job narrating and the story and characters are entertaining from start to finish.
I do almost all of my listening to audiobooks as a way of keeping my sanity during my hour long commute each day, and found myself taking the long way home just to get in a few more minutes.
This is a can't miss book in my estimation and it's my bet you will find this book as enjoyable as I did.
This audio book is simply amazing. The story (while sometimes a bit predictable) is just wonderful. Will does his usual awesome job of narrating. I bought 5 hard copies of this book for friends after listening and cant wait to distribute them. This book is like crack for geeks. Thank you Audible.
This book was written for people who in 2012 are anywhere from 38-45 years old... who grew up with the era of videogames (the 80s). It certainly can be enjoyed by others, but that's the target audience. The story is filled with references to videogames, role-playing games, MMORPGs and the like. Fans will be thrilled by the references throughout and Wil Wheaton does a nice job making the main character feel real. The story is complex, woven as it is into the fabric of a virtual computer game, but to listen is to go on an adventure and the book satisfies in its conclusion.