Will Wheaton did a great job taking us on the ultimate ride. If you have even a passing sentimental fancy for the 80's, or for gaming from the past 30 years, then pick this up. It's a cracker!
this is my second time reading it and it is so great the book is a classic story with intresting subject matter. One of the best things about this book. is that listening to it has lead me to reading and watching other stuff like Gibson. Wheatonsl's preformance is spot on amazing he believes and truly loves what he is reading he is excited to tell you the story. Can't wait for the up comming Movie!!
I wasn't ready for this one to end and knowing it's going to be made in to a movie makes me so happy. Definitely worth the download!
A truly superb story set in what is a cross between a not too distant dystopian future, the matrix, and the 80's. You need not be a fan of Sci Fi to enjoy this book, if you are a fan of anything from the 80's, be it movies, video games, TV shows, board games, or music this book will delite you, all while not letting down true Sci Fi fans. At it's core this is an adventure story. There are also elements of David versus goliath, all set in a truly fantastical world. The story gives you enough clues to make you feel like you can figure out where it's gping, but also manages to throw in enough twists and unexpected situations to keep from getting boring and predictable. Overall I would strongly recommended this book to anyone and everyone.
I came to this book with no expectations whatsoever and have been glued to it since the very first chapter.
The story is a fairly simple take on the concept of "boy meets girl..." But the winding path filled with nods to so many pieces of pop culture and gamer geek, movie buff history that I grew up with has made this book such a nostalgic treat for me that I will end up reading / listening to it over and over again.
Best of all, it is read by Will Wheaton, who adds so much to the voice of the characters, just from his own part in "Geek History" as well as with his inflection and obvious interest in the subject matter as well. For a treat, pay special attention to Mr. Wheaton's inflection when the author makes reference to him!
I have enjoyed this so much that I intend to buy a physical copy of the book to add to my library of favourites!
A must read for anyone who fondly remembers the original Gamer Geek culture.
I didn't know what I was going to hear but the premise seemed fun. So happy I took a chance on this. Engaging story and loved that I knew all the 80s trivia.
Picked this because of Wil Wheaton and he does deliver. Lots of fun gaming trivia Nothing requiring much brain power but fun