I read the print version of this book over 10 years ago. I remember enjoying it, but for various reasons had to read it in bits and pieces and lost track of the story. I decided to come back to it again and am so glad I did. The story is compelling and the narrator helps to make the already intriguing characters come to life. Thoroughly enjoyed this listen! Just waiting for DeadHouse Gates now. How about it Audible?? I hope Ralph Lister is working on it.
The fact that these are collected stories lends it self well to an audio format.
The book made me want to learn much more about Buddhism. It let me see Buddhism not as a set of beliefs that I must somehow adopt or not be a part of, but as a way of thinking that complemented my views and understanding of science.
The book helped me to view challenges in my life as opportunities for practice rather than as burdensome emotional taxation.
Answer the question (Claire)
Yes, the 80s references were great, but the way they were intertwined was what hit the mark for me. Either the reference was thrown in with no explanation (which I liked because I was familiar with it) or it was introduced with a whole bunch of additional information I didn't know about the reference but enjoyed hearing.
He's in the book as a character too (minor mention. No spoiler there)! He's a part of this world and his voice is perfect for the main character.
Yes. With one caveat. Although I wanted to reach the end of this book, I also didn't want it to end. Listening to it had become such a great part of my day, that I actually feel sad that the book is over.
Thank you to Ernest Cline and Wil Wheaton. Thank you for a wonderful ride.
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