I loved this book so much. I am sad now that it is over. so many great references for both 80's Geeks and tech geeks. i had never seen War Games prior to this read. This inspired me to watch it. What I love is that the tech described for the future will be seen within our lifetime. Wheaton did an awesome job as well. He would be a great cast for playing Halliday in the screen version.
Navy Vet. Audible book lover. What else is there?
By far, one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Great writing combined with great reading!
I am a gamer, comic book lover, and enjoy pop culture and the references within the story made me feel like I was a fly on the wall. I became emotionally invested in the characters outcomes almost instantly and plan to reread. I recommend to anyone who enjoys well told stories centered in reality but with an element of nerd culture e planned well enough that you wouldn't be overwhelmed. Wil Wheaton's audio narration was the icing on the cake.
Although somewhat predictable, in that Harry Potter sort of way, I couldn't stop listening. The world drew me in, quite like OASIS itself.
This story was riveting to the point where, although I wanted to make the drive home last forever, I found myself driving a little faster than I should have due to my own adrenaline spikes. It's a fantastic story for anyone who enjoys Scalzi, and is worth it just to hear Wil Wheaton describe Wil Wheaton as a geezer.
For someone born within a few months of the maker of the Oasis world setting of the story - going through both the futuristic and 1980s story lines was a blast. Found myself trying as hard to solve the main mystery of the book as the main characters themselves did.
The ending when you learn the identities of the characters and they interact in the real world
Favs: Cutting For Stone, Life of Pi, Angela's Ashes, The Hiding Place, Shantaram, Slumdog Millionaire, Gone Girl, The Poisonwood Bible, Millennium Trilogy. Writing first novel. Audible addict.
Enjoyable listen. Plenty of plot and pop culture history. Would make a fun summer read.