If you enjoy ScFi or remotely consider yourself a geek this audiobook is for you.
Captivating characters, creative and clever plot and you actually care about the characters.
Wil Wheaton delivers a masterful performance.
This was, by far, one of the best stories I've experienced. Excellent performance, exciting, suspenseful and I have no idea how this will be created into a single movie. It needs to be a trilogy.
This is by far my favorite book, or audio book ever! I loved every second of Wil's performance. I can't wait to read it again and get everyone of my friends to read it.
I know I know. You are reading this review in hopes of being lured into buying this book because EVERYONE is saying it is fantastic.
And they are right.
Not only does Ernest do justice for ALL geeks, nerds, and gamers, he also has one of the most gifted minds the world has ever seen. You will fall in love with every character, plot and emotion that he describes perfectly in this book. Do you like Adventure? Battles? Pop Culture? The 80's? Love? Then buy this book NOW. I promise you won't regret it. Believe me. Plus, the one and only Wil Wheaton narrates your entire journey.
Yeah, nuff' said. :D
I was skeptical but I am so glad I have this book a try!! Very entertaining. And Whill Wheeton did a pretty good job narrating.
Thanks for the adventure.
I was drawn to this book by two things; the amazing reviews and the news that it will be the next Steven Spielberg project. I was very glad I invested the token and the time in this one, as It turned out to be one of the more unique, original, and fun audiobooks I've listened to.
The hordes of 80's obscure video game, music, movie, cartoon, and TV references made me smile throughout. I was intrigued by the whole notion of the "Oasis" and can see how the fully immersive online world could easily become a reality, or at least how a society (not too far removed from ours) could fully surrender themselves to a world like that.
The outcome was a story that felt both retro and sci-fi, which I thought was a very cool result.
Now, I honestly can't see how this can be adapted into a movie without making huge alterations to the story. This will undoubtedly upset those of us who really enjoyed the book, and probably result in a very different story with similar ideas and plot points. That said, I look forward to seeing it when it comes out, but I mostly look forward to listening to it again. Highly recommended!
I was very impressed by Wil Wheaton's reading of Redshirts so when I heard about this book and that he was the narrator, I had to give it a listen. His speaking voice is so pleasant and easy to listen to and he does the voices awesomely.
So, if you like Wil Wheaton, getting this book is worth it just for the narration.
As for the actual book itself, it is a masterpiece of everything nerd, geek, gamer and 80's. I was born in the middle of the 80's so I understood most of the references (although, I admit, I haven't played any of the games in this book or seen about half of the movies references, but I know of them).
P.S. I totally called the significance of the quarter.