Yes, if that friend was a fan of the Dark Tower books, or Stephen King in general. Start with The Gunslinger, though.
He is excellent at voices and expressions, as well as pronunciation of some (somewhat) difficult words from the High Speech used in the Dark Tower books. I am very impressed with the range of emotion carried in this book, with different ranges for each character.
No, not in one sitting. This book is far too long for that, and it's best to stop and digest some of it before starting again. I try to listen about an hour at a time. I did find myself eagerly anticipating the next hour, though.
No spoilers, but if you finish this book, you'd better have The Dark Tower, because you'll want to continue the story as soon as humanly possible.
In geek heaven.
Parzival/Wade, because of his personal drive, honor, and optimism.
Wil Wheaton was the perfect voice for this narration. He sounds exactly like you would think the main character would sound. His knowledge of the subject matter was obvious, and all of the subtle nuances of geek culture come alive for the listener.
I loved this book! I have made myself a rule that I only listen to audio books while driving, but I took this one into my home and listened while exercising. I'm really OCD about this kind of thing, but this book overcame that. Bravo!
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