I was recommended this book by a friend, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone with even slightly nerdy areas of interest. Crammed full of 80's nostalgia and pop culture, video game and book references abound. Wil Wheaton does a wonderful job of narration in this audiobook that kept my attention the whole way through.
this was a decent book. the idea is really cool but the story seems thin. 75% of the book felt like an info dump/wiki page. chapters of insignificant world building/technology minutia. used the fast forward button often with this book.
It's the equivalent of a modern epic. It is a must read for anyone, even if you went a 90s or 80s kid. My favorite book...ever.
I am not a fan of 80's culture, bands and video games. The author spends a lot of time talking about the 80's with obscure references and numerous deep descriptions of the video games and music and computers . I'm a 90's kid so felt that the story was just not that interesting. It also got formulaic at times and I just didn't connect with it. I think that Will Wheaton did an excellent job with his narration and emphasizing what should have made me feel nostalgic but didn't. It did help kill time and the story was interesting enough for me to listen on a couple of long drives and boring activities. If you like arcade games and 80's stuff, this story is for you. As for me? I would rather sit down in front of my SNES and PSONE listening to some Smash Mouth :)
Wil Wheaton, mentioned in this book, delivers a nuanced, informed reading, sounds effects and all!
I never thought I would be into this book so much. But I totally could not stop listening to it! It's definitely a book for someone that grew up in the 80's that loved the movies and videos games of that era. The book references so many things. Definitely nostalgic feeling when that happens.