Depending on how widely read the friend was. This book does nothing wrong, but the tropes are well explored by many novels before it. The allusions to the 80s was an odd flavour in the mix, which I think would ultimately work better as a movie or TV show.
It reminded me of the YA novel\serries The Web: Dreamcastle, which i would probably recommend as a more fulfilling starting point.
I think so, it was entertaining enough.
Yes. I enjoyed it, and perhaps it could even have been longer.
This is my first ever audiobook, and now I'm hooked! The story is great, especially if you're a child of the '80s. Good action with characters you become invested in, and many times I found myself laughing out loud.
Also, loved the narration. Makes we want to listen to all books narrated by Wil Wheaton!