Yes! This is the best audio book I have ever listened to. I was upset when it was over.
Wade of course. How could he not be.
Both multiple times.
I read a ton and I have never written a review. This was one of my favorite books. Wil Wheaton did a great job with the narration also. I even used an exclamation point in the title.
In just 16 hours I can get a lot finished, while listening to my favorite book of all time. I don't like Wil Wheaton's voice, but after an hour I was completely over it. Plus, honestly, it's cool that they pulled in him to do the narration because Wheaton himself is a certified geek and even an extra in the novel. So in hindsight, I like that they used him. I finished the audiobook maybe 5 minutes ago and now while I write this review I am already listening to it again. I hope everyone that has this is as thrilled by it as I am.
All around worthwhile. Recommend to anyone who is a geek born born between 1960's to 1980's. younger geeks may like it too but will not have the same nostalgia I felt.
This is instantly one of my favorite books and a repeat listen will certainly be in order!
If you grew up in the 80's...man this book is for you. It's a fantastic homage to all the nerdy pop culture we grew up with. From iconic bands like Rush and AC/DC, to the films we loved like John Hughes classics, Monty Python, War Games....etc. This book is packed FULL of these nuggets. Also the classic arcade games we grew up playing. The story moves along at a perfect pace and the characters are well developed.
This is a first person narrative through the main protagonist Wade Watts...or Parzival as his online avatar is names.