This tale is amazingly epic and greatly complimented by the narration of Wil Wheaton. Chapter by chapter I was delighted by memories of my childhood and young adult life echoed in the games, movies and music Cline expertly weaves into his novel. This is why I love science fiction!!
Incredible read for geeks or gamers or 80's nostalgia buffs...or just those that love a well constructed story... but if you happen to fit with all of those you can't miss it. Wheaton does an excellent job narrating it; despite not actually "doing voices" (e.g. like Jim Dale) he still manages to convey the uniqueness of individual characters, and in a first person narration like this that was the best approach anyway.
One of those rare audio books that keeps you sitting in the car listening long after you should have gone into your house.. highly recommended.
Loved it. heard about this on the cooptional podcast. especially with the HTC vibe and other vr finally becoming available, this story hits very close to home.
I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.
This book brings together all the components of VR life and socioeconomic condition that would create a universe where one can be and do anything in a world which is taken over by corporate overlords. This story does draw on a few parallels with reality and the dangers of enslavement not only by corporate companies but also by ourselves in the goal of hiding from a stark reality.
Absolutely loved it! Will Wheaton did a fantastic job. Definitely worth listening to. It has great modern and classic video game, movie, and music references.
Enjoyed the book very much. It definitely is a fun story that will have you smiling and laughing. It does have the young adult vibe to it, in that there are plot points that play out exactly as you expect they would in a kids book. Also, love the 80s but at some points the references begin to get a bit dense.
Wheaton does an AMAZING job narrating it. And I appreciated some of the Easter Eggs hidden in the Audible.