Everything about it this book was fantastic! I simply couldn't stop listening to it!! I was excited to read the next book but I'm a bit hesitant to do so because of all the bad reviews for it but I'm going to read it anyway.
Truly a masterpiece of its time. I'm not sure who would not enjoy this book. It's not a stereotypical syfi story that only the geeks will get.
And... YES ! Please make a movie from this !
great everything, fantastic story cannot recommend it highly enough. The characters are lovable and the enemies are easily despicable. Just a fantastic story, I wish there were more
There where some parts that I struggled to get through, but the narrator and the plot are engaging, and memorable.
Also the dialogue is filled with so many cheesy lines from the 80s and bbs / forum etiquette that it's hard to take seriously at first
the research to back the storyline was incredible. recalling Ali the old games brought back memories of my childhood. I'm glad I read it and am k going to try to verify some of the game tricks. i definitely recommend this book
I'm an odd combination of "really sweet" and "don't mess with me". Sometimes I'm funny.
It's like... If Charlie And The Chocolate Factory married The Matrix in an '80s themed wedding and lived in Panem. Thrilling and captivating story that paid the ultimate homage to 80s culture (I know, because I was there. It was perfect.)
Several times while listening, I'd find myself audibly reacting --surprise, joy, fear-- to what was happening to the characters. For this reason, I caution you against listening while at Starbucks. (They get testy when a patron with headphones in suddenly yells, "Noooooooo!")
When the book ended -- GAME OVER -- I made the decision to listen again... I want to keep playing.
This is a must read for anyone born in the late 60s early 70s. It's not often that I come across a book that can't be put down these days. Warning: before reading make sure you have nothing else to do over the next couple of days. Wil Wheaton does such an amazing job, he takes an already great book and make it exceptional.
This is a one time listen in my opinion, because there are so many twists and turns. If you listened to it a second time, you would already know what is going to happen, and that would ruin the fun.
I haven't listened to Wil Wheaton before, but at least he didn't make the creepy female voice that other narrators some times fall in to. This was a well read and entertaining book.
Growing up with computer games in the 1980s - you can't help but relate to this book while completely nerd-ing out.