I did not know what to expect with this book. I had never even heard of if before a friend recommended it to me. But, I must say, it has now made it onto my top 10 list. It is funny and sassy while also being heartfelt and honest. I am not a gamer myself, but I am very much into the "geek" community as TV and movies go, and this touched on everything from Dungeons and Dragons, to Dr. Who, to Harry Potter, to Atari, to random anime. I enjoyed every minute of it, and will probably listen to it over and over again. If you want something fun that will deport you into a whole 'nother world for a while, this is a good choice. Also, Wil Wheaton is a fantastic narrator. Enjoy!!
This is one of the better new fiction books I have read in recent memory. The story is immersive and gripping. It is filled with the spirit of The Matrix. This is dystopia sifi in a terrifyingly plausible near-future universe. I cannot recommend it enough!
I loved the story line, it was throwing curves that I hadn't expected. normally, I don't like when the protagonist is so young- but there was no whiny drama I've grown to expect from said protagonist.
the narrator was perfect, wished there was a female to do the female voices though.
I'm sad it had to end, I was hoping for an epilogue.
wow! A tale to transcend the ages! A perfect melding of 80s popculture and futuristic digital obsession. The author presents such a complex, information specific, and mentally stunning plotline, that I'm sure it can be no less than a labor of love and obsession. I can only imagine the hours of research that must have gone into this. The narration does the story justice, not an easy task, I'm sure, and keeps me mentally immersed throughout.
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.