This book was epic. In so many ways. My husband got me into PC games when we started dating and we played a few together. I've since mostly moved on from them but the nostalgia was there listening to this book. Wil Wheaton is a fantastic narrator and I loved the subtle nods to him that Ernest Cline threw in! This book was a rollercoaster virtual reality ride and I heard that it's going to be a movie. That would be awesome!!! Touching, funny, honest, sad, grueling, harsh; Ready Player One has got it all.
This isn't the most well written book in existence, but it's a really fun story and well told.
I'm a little surprised by how good Wil Wheaton's narration was. No complaints from me.
I haven't read or listened to any books in a very long time. I decided to give this a shot and oh man. I cannot wait for the movie although there's no way it will live up to this.
This was my first audio book and I think it was an excellent introduction into the medium. The story lends itself to vocalized story telling, each chapter feeling like the next riveting part of an episodic video game. I'm a 90s baby so I don't have as much of an attachment to all of the 80s culture references laden on each page of this book, but as an avid gamer I appreciated the care Cline takes to show reverence for the art form. Wheaton was a phenomenal performer and did a good job of consistently portraying each character's personalities through his voice. I could not help but cringe a bit at the poorly pronounced japanese words and phrases, but that likely couldn't be helped. The story itself is a simple one, yet it is enthralling nonetheless. There are some sections that are a bit tone deaf in terms of race and sexuality, especially as it relates to a twist revolving around a certain character, but it wasn't enough to ruin the narrative. There are also some plot points I wish were explored further, such as the state of the world outside of Oasis and the reasons why Art3mis wanted to win the egg hunt. Perhaps these are being saved for the next installment in what I hope will become a series.
Pilot, Programmer, Aircraft Builder, and Christian family man
Will Wheaton's reading brings to life this nice story
The main character risks his life by going behind enemy lines
Great book, great performance. Nothing bad to say. If you have ever played a video game read this book before they make the movie that you know is coming.