This is such a feel good book and Wil Wheaton does such a good job putting so much enthusiasm in it, you truly feel you are part of the group. This is the second time I hear it. My son and daughter hear it often too. Just found out my 10 yo granddaughter has READ it twice in the last couple of months and my 18 yo granddaughter hears it between books. If you play computer games, have played computer games or just like references to the 80's culture I think you will enjoy this book as we have.
What a fun and captivating story! If you were a kid in the 1980's you will love this book. Wil Wheaton's performance was outstanding as well. Some times he has a Canadian accent, which is weird... Isn't he from California? 😜
Books, especially audiobooks, are my escape during my commute to and from work.
This was a book I literally couldn't stop listening to. When I first read the book description, I thought it would be too geeky or tech focused but it wasn't at all. The references to old video games and tv shows were really nostalgic, even if some of the references were for things before my time. The author creates a vivid description of a world that you believe could exist, and does a great job developing the characters. Everyone I've recommended this book to has enjoyed it.
In terms of the audiobook quality, the narrator is amazing. He is one of the best narrators I've ever heard. The editing is excellent and the audio quality is great. Overall this book is a must listen.
Using Matrix style POV one cruises the history of electronic gaming from analog oscilloscope games through the demise of arcades to online gaming communities in an entertaining way.
I think I would have enjoyed this book more if o had read it. The narrator chose to use an arrogant voice for the main character for the majority of the book, making him hard to relate. But I'm glad I stuck through it. About two thirds into the book, the story really picks up and the ending was very satisfying.
I thought the majority of the book sexist and misogynistic, stereotypical for video game culture, but was delighted when the book broke this stereotype in brief spurts.