Enjoyable book but lacks substance. Character interactions predictable; a few too many deus ex machina moments. An adventure tail best suited for young teenagers.
Really that's all I can say, exceptional. I was incredibly sad when I didn't have any more to listen to. Amazing book all around wasn't bored for a second, just had to keep playing.
So Good!! This book sucks you in. It is the internal thoughts of anyone who's ever found solitude in video games or just enjoys the sport of a good challenge. Wheaton did an excellent job of narrating and capturing the nature of each character in the story. I HIGHLY recommend taking a listen for yourself.
As an 80's teenager this just bought back so very many memories for me. I have listened to it three times now and thought I best get around to the review. It pulls in a broad range of elements from the era and blends them in with the technology of the future in which it is set. The narration is great and Wil really manages to add the appropriate depth of feeling at the right times. I am so glad to have listened to this before the movie comes out because there is no way that the movie can do this justice but it will be fun to see what they do with it.
Everything about this book is amazing. The story, the characters, the moral discussions and the plethora of geeky references. It immerses you in an incredible fictional world while also making you think about reality, and questioning what is truly important in life. I could barely stop listening. Fantastic!
Standing watch. Learning how to learn.
I enjoyed the buy in wilw gave the telling of this story. If you are not a child of the 80s, it may not be as entertaining to hear the references to the era, but if you are, or just a geek of the culture... try not to listen to it all in one shot. drink it in slow and enjoy! loved it.