Will Wheaton is a great narrator. A pretty standard quest tale with an original tone and setting. It is great for both the young and young at heart.
It was okay. It seemed like a book more for teens. It wasnt bad though. I liked the authors imagination of a whole different virtual world in the future. It got my imagination going. Definitely a gamer nerd book. But nerd is the new cool. I personally prep for the zombie apocalypse but gaming stuff is cool too.
I really enjoyed this book, the plot is an imaginative blend of bildungsroman, romance, portraying the adventures of a Dickens-like orphan in an unhappy foster family trying to escape his lot. The story then evolves in a sort of treasure-hunt reminiscent of the pirate stories from the 19th century. It tackles a wide range of contemporary questions (maybe out of conformism more than anything else) such as the growing inequalities between the wealthy and the poor, the weight of technology in our lives, discrimination,...
The only issue with the book, in my opinion, is the amount of references to the '80s. Sometimes, they're a crucial part of the story, but sometimes it feels like being read a wikipedia page like "rock bands of the 1980s" or "adventure movies of the 1980s", at some point these references become so intrusive that they are a bit distracting from the story itself.
Wil Wheaton does a remarkable job at narrating!
This book was recommended by two people I know. It is so gripping for me that it felt like it reduced a fifty minute commute down to five minutes.
If you have any love for the 1980's computers, music or movies, it's a fun ride down memory lane. Just the shear research is worth the listen.
The future that is depicted in this story is scaringly plausible, even more so than The Matrix was. On top of that, they plan to make a movie with it!
I love all the pop culture references and am deeply saddened that I can't keep listening to more of the story. I love this author
Houston, Kuwait, Oil, listen, be good, get happy!
sold performance for Wil as usual
Original concept entirely for the typical sifi arena, though it similar in fundamentals to the Sword Art online Japaneses anime is some ways. lot of fun though
The overall story of Ready Player One was really exciting, and fulfilling, but Wil Wheaton's performance was heartfelt, and easy to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
This in one of the best books I've "read" in a long time. The story is very captivating and keeps the readers interest the entire time. I would recommend this book to anyone that would listen. Plus it's narrated by Wil freaking Wheaton.