Captivating, imaginative, engrossing
I just loved this book; it surprised the heck out of me. The story grabbed me right away I could relate to all the 80’s references, the movies, music and pop culture. I enjoyed the characters and could actually visualize the evolution of technology in the near future. Scary but very exciting.
Wil for President!
Great story rife with every possible awesome 80's reference anyone child of the 80's could ever want.
First Audiobook I've listened to read by Wil, Just as awesome as I hoped it would be. Did not expect any less.
This was a great book, with a fresh and interesting take on the future and the past. As a child of the 1980's myself I found the books references to be very rewarding in terms of making me think about some parallels with my own happy childhood.
I have already recommended this book to friends. The story is interesting even if you're not into video games.
As a woman who enjoys science fiction/fantasy, I enjoyed having a female character who felt honest. I also enjoyed that the romance stayed secondary to the game.
He is able to make characters easily discernible (sp?) without giving them ridiculous voices.
I think some people may not give this story a chance because of the gaming theme. But it really is about more than the video games. This may be one of very few books I ever re-read (or re-hear).
Perfect for a child of the 80s with a good story. Only knock is that it moved along great throughout the story but then sped up to finish.
SO entertaining and original. If you lived through the 80's; it's worth it just for the nostalgia. If not, it is probably still just as good.
Answer the question (Claire)
Yes, the 80s references were great, but the way they were intertwined was what hit the mark for me. Either the reference was thrown in with no explanation (which I liked because I was familiar with it) or it was introduced with a whole bunch of additional information I didn't know about the reference but enjoyed hearing.
He's in the book as a character too (minor mention. No spoiler there)! He's a part of this world and his voice is perfect for the main character.
Yes. With one caveat. Although I wanted to reach the end of this book, I also didn't want it to end. Listening to it had become such a great part of my day, that I actually feel sad that the book is over.
Thank you to Ernest Cline and Wil Wheaton. Thank you for a wonderful ride.
Wil Wheaton brings a depth to this story I would not have thought. The reading he brought was fantastic.
The story was very well assembled and creative. Ready Player One brinbgs the reality of VR to book/story form. I strongly suggest this book for any gamer or sci-fi enthusiast.
I love to read and I love to listen to stories, something that has been with me since I was a child and I expect will last my whole life.
If you like sci-fi and computer games, especially MRPG's, you will enjoy this book. Straight forward and fun with an easy prose suitable for a range of ages this is an amusing listen. Enjoyable but won't appeal to older readers/listeners who like a complex plot as it sometimes seems a little simplistic... but I am 36 years old and at 14 I expect I would have been truly mesmerised.