It kept moving and it was interesting. Similar to something else I've read but can't recall it - yet. Definately recommend this one.
There were several lines that solicited an LOL from me.
I'm a huge fan of YA (in which I also dabble), Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thrillers, Historical fiction with a smattering of nonfiction.
Just finished listening to "READY PLAYER ONE" by Ernest Cline and am still enjoying the vibe of such an awesome read/listen. I may listen again someday when I want a pulse-driving thriller that takes me back to my own childhood growing up in the 80's. What a fantastic, virtual thrill ride! Anyone who grew up in the 1980s (and/or sci-fi) will dig this all-encompassing tribute. I haven't ever listened to an audiobook this fast. It's a total geek funfest (especially if you love 80's movies, music, videogames, TV...)Wil Wheaton is superb, a joy to listen to as he weaves the story through his clear, invested and quite well-ranging voice. (He's even mentioned in the book!-so sweet!)This book is masterful storytelling through the canvas of the 1980 pop culture plus a sci-fi future that's only 25 years in our future, a future that's both grim, escapist and . . . epic.
Walt. He's a great underdog to root for and he's done his homework, so he deserves his progress through the contest.
The final climax with MecaGodzila! Hands down epic clash of the titans
Your Game Will Begin In Three . . . Two . . .
I rarely reread books.
It's pretty unique.
This was a really fun book. I would recommend it.
This is the harry potter novel of video games and 80s nostalgia. Brilliantly written with twists, humor and adventure. And if you're a gamer, you'll certainly appreciate (and learn from) the dollops of gaming history loaded into the story.
This is how I expected Snow Crash to be. Thank-you Ernest Cline.
Will Wheaton does a fantastic performance that fits the novel perfectly. I'd really really /really/ love to hear more from both of these guys.
If you at any point in your life found yourself sucked into role playing games, video games or fantasy stories, this book will bring you right back into why you liked them so much. A who-is-who of 80s and 90s nerd culture all spun together into a futuristic story that's sure to grip you from the get-go. Very enjoyable listen!
I would. I would especially recommend it to anyone born in the late 70s or 80s. The author's love of the 80s is apparent and enjoyable too.
There are so many good moments in the book from an allusion to the movie "Heathers" to the happy and warm way the book ended (as well as the parts leading up to it). I love Wade's perfect playing of pac-man as well.
The fact that Wil Wheaton is narrating. No-one more perfect exists to read this. He's a kid of the 80s as well as a star of one of the most important 80s television shows that exists. Also, he has to make a joke about himself in the book which was just pure awesomeness.
The very ending.
Read this. Just read this. Just don't if you're not into 80s pop-culture.
Loved it from start to finish. This book has everything I look for: an immersive environment, good characters, good challenges for the characters, and most importantly, character development. This book likely appeals to me more in genre than it may to some, but I think there is something in it for everyone.
I was very pleased with Will Wheaton's job narrating this book. He did a fine job.
I found myself missing other activities to listen to this one. Very engaging!
This audiobook ranks in my top 5 books.
The main character, Wade was well developed and caught me up immediately.
Mr. Wheaton brought all of the characters to life. A+ reading.
As someone who graduated high school in 1986, this book fell right in my wheelhouse for "memory lane". I really enjoyed the story and the narration. I thought Wil Wheaton did a great job.
This is definitely one I'll listen to multiple times!