Wil Wheaton's narration brings out the characters. He is the characters.
It just worked. The treasure hunt, the race against time and the characters smash into your heart like enjoyment lightening. This is fun.
Wow. Rhetorical. See the first question. It's almost like Audible is trying to sell itself. Hmmm. :P
It's the best book I've read in years. I 've read over a hundred books in two years. No, I was not paid to put in this review.
I'm trying to make my brother read this. Tell him he has to read this.
Exciting nostalgic fun
Red Rising. Both books are very fast paced and gladly sacrifice the purity of the plot in exchange for fun. While Red Rising is much grittier and darker, they are both a delight to experience as there is little downtime.
Wil clearly gets nerd culture, and his irreverent tone greatly improved the listening experience.
1980's Thrills and Excitement
As someone born in the 1980's, many of the references in this book predate me a little bit. I still had a blast listening to this, even if the plot is not particularly deep. This book is just fun, but it definitely helps if you are either a huge fan of the 80's are a colossal nerd.
I grew up in the 80's and quickly found myself smiling at some of the references in this book. While it touches on some real subjects and possibilities our world may soon see, the story quickly had my imagination soaring at possibilities of the OASIS while at the same time my fingers were itching to play some of my old Atari games. Sometimes I miss those times and it's evident that the author does too. The reader (also an iconic 80's figure for us Start Trek fans, sorry Wil but I grew up with you so you'll always be Wesley to me) does a good job. I know how difficult it can be to come up with a lot of voices for the characters in books and keep the audience entertained. He must've got me because I listened to the book 3 times before I wrote this. Great Story!!
this should be a book that I enjoyed given that I am from the generation of people who still remember some of the eighties I'm a huge player of video games I love music and games from the 80s and I really hated this book. this book was horribly written I mean it was very poorly written. it felt like the author wrote the book all in one sitting he never seem to go back and realize that he said something that now he was contradicting it was extremely hard to find this book was actually even published. The only redeeming factors of the novel where that they had some pretty cool references every now and then and me being a gamer I found myself wishing I had a game like the Oasis. I can't honestly believe that they're making a movie out of this with the same writer creating the script it's a joke I think if the movie comes out it'll be a movie just like Sharkboy and Lavagirl that's what the movie will be which is unfortunate. did I mention that the book feels like the writer wrote it all in one sitting constantly contradicting his own references constantly not realizing that he just keeps repeating the same thing over and over again it feels like he's trying to purposely fill pages.
I really enjoyed that even though it might help to have gaming background, you can read through the book and still picture everything as if you did. The author was able to keep the book at a high enough level for you to appreciate the story and not just the references to the gaming aspect. It was a really fun and exciting story and I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.