The best books and audiobook I've ever listened to. The book starts hooking you into it and doesn't let go.
No other book was this good or in this direction. The book simpply was spectacular.
Expression in his voice and I want to say he mentioned himself once too.
The thrilling race for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
This book stands out from all the rest. The book start with a good background and starter then the first important clue comes into affect. The climax was astonishing and suspenseful. The falling action was surprising and breathtaking and some of the lines were making my jaw drop. And the end was just simply amazing with everything like action, romance, amazement. Overall this book is a must read for people who love videogames and computers.
This book seems very fresh to me - and I loved it from the first sentence. I listened to it twice and bought the paperback for lending. There must be a reason why I'm enjoying "dystopian future" books lately...this book offers a brilliant fictional look into our future that feels right to me. Anyone that pulls for the underdog will love this book. I am a geek, I admit it - but I feel anyone that has ever played a game of PacMan would enjoy this wild ride.
I mostly likes me some sword and sorcery, not really in to sifi but theirs a place in my library for anything from John Scalzi.
Story was a bit slow to start while back story was set up, but once it started to pick up speed it really took off. As a geeky nerd I did need a lot of the references but it was still fun to be reminded of them. Didn't like Wheaton much as an actor but as a narrator he did good job.
The story itself was pretty entertaining... but with all of the 80s, video game and nerd references it got a little overwhelming. Problem wasn't so much the references, but the fact that each HAD to be explained. There was no getting around it, otherwise you'd be lost. So the author ended up spending more time explaining than progressing the plot. It was exciting in parts, but extremely slow in others.
I think I'd have preferred to read it. Not that Wil Wheaton did a poor job or anything. He did a great job, but with all of the explaining that had to be done. it got a little dry. I'd probably have skipped over certain parts of it while reading.
I enjoyed this book. It has a unique storyline and the theme was something I feel strongly about. I did however feel more interested in the first half of the book, by the second half I got a little bored. But I was committed enough to want to finish it.
This is a good example of someone reading a book, rather than performing it like many of the great audible narrators.
I was a little concerned that the 80's references might be a little gimmicky, but they were just icing on a very delicious cake.
The characters were great and the story kept me listening when I should have been doing other things.
I think I tend to be pretty fair on my reviews of books here and I can truly say this was a great book to me.
Wil Wheaton does another amazing job reading this book. He finds a way to make each character distinct and have a strong sense of personality. He really draws you in. I plan in future to activity search out other books he reads.
First one note: as a person who grew up in the 80s I can relate to tons of the content in this book. Many of my likes, loves and fond memories are from that time period. If you don't share some of the same fondness then some of the story may fall a bit flat to you.
The story itself is very interesting. Cline has managed to create a very strong view of the world to come with exceptional level of detail and thought. True he has the advantage of often relying on previous work, but even outside of that he talent comes through.
The story for the most part never sits around or gets boring. Throughout the book there are multiple crescendos so you almost always feel events are building to something. Also all the pieces fit together really well. Almost every question gets answered by the end so your don't feel like you are left hanging or that this is just a setup to a sequel.
All of the characters are distinct and seem genuine. Bad traits and good are there to round everyone out. Throughout the story you see the development of people based on the world they find themselves in and the events that surround them. I don't recall it ever feeling forced or fake.
I highly recommend this book and will likely be gifting it to a few people in the near future.
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yes it was!
Fun, fun, FUN!!!!! A joyous trip down memory lane, with a perfectly suited reader!
The glowing reviews are well deserved. A most enjoyable and engaging ride.You won't be wasting your credit, and you'll probably get more than one repeat listen. Even if you didn't grow up in the 80's, and/or play video games, this fun and goofy fast paced tale is bound to hold your attention, making you cheer the good guys and boo the baddies!
Easily top 3 of all time
The High Five
He was PERFECT for the part!
One play is all you need but....are you up to the challenge?