Book contains tons of geek references, all of which are easily picked up and understood for any geek of my generation - Rush 2112, Blade Runner (& Unicorn scene), Captain Crunch (2600Hz), Pac man 256 levels, Transformers, Monty Python, etc.
The book gets 1 star for these, as there is a lot of knowledge and effort here and that can't be easy to assemble.
Narrator gets fantastic marks. It is WW, after all.
The rest of the book was one entire Mary Sue and Deus ex Machina fest. Protagonist rarely entered any real danger, no deep story line or character development.
It is simply a bunch of random, geek knowledge glued together with a weak words. I found the book very dissatisfying and would never recommend it to anyone but geek simpletons.
I've definitely seen it a few times, and I do like my sci-fi, but I'm not one to buy the book or the fanguides or browse the forums.
That said, I bought this book because Audible rated it high and the reviews were good. I have to agree, this book is stellar (heh). The voices, sounds and music were excellent. The story itself is quite good. I only wish I could hear part 2 & 3 in this form.
This is my first fantasty audio book and my first fantasy book in a _long_ time. I found it to be well written and never too boring. I picked it up on a whim back when it was on sale for 1 credit and found it well worth the credit. Because I listened so much, and went back and forth a few times to get refreshers, I even unlocked a bunch of great badges on my Audible app!
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