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Lucas Qualls

JONESBORO, AR, US | Listener Since 2008

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18966)
    Performance
    (14741)
    Story
    (14684)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Entertaining, but short and jumpy"
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    I've always enjoyed Tina Fey's work, from SNL, to 30 Rock, to her movies. This book is performed by Fey in her typical style. However, for my $15 credit, this book was rather short. Also, Fey seems to jump from topic to topic without any warnings or segways, so it can be a bit hard to keep up with at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11552)
    Performance
    (10772)
    Story
    (10780)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Awesome book. Love the 80s references and the tech"
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    To sum it up in one line: Ready Player One is a book filled with 80's video game, movie, and music references mixed in with future possible technology for a book that all geeks will love.

    Now, for my more in depth review.
    Ready Player One features a main character that starts out living in a trailer park. However, in the future depicted in this book, trailer parks are no longer just rows of trailers. They are stacks of trailers, sometimes as many as 20 high. In this future, real estate around major cities has became far too valuable for single trailers to take up the amount of space they do. As typical in a most stories that feature a kid in a trailer park, his home life is crap. He finds his only solice inside a video game virtual reality simulation called The OASIS.

    In the future depicted in this book, The OASIS has basically taken over the world. It has created a currency that is more stable than the US Dollar and most other foreign currencies as well. It has also created jobs that wouldn't exist otherwise. With the downfall of human civilization imminent, The OASIS is basically the only thing keeping the world from utter chaos. It is free to access and only costs 25 cents (like all original arcade games) to join.

    As the book progresses, we learn that the lead programmer and co-founder of the OASIS, James Haliday, has died and in his will, he created a game within the OASIS. The winner of this game will gain control of the OASIS as well as inherit Haliday's fortune worth billions of dollars. As with most video games, especially the earlier made ones in the 70s and 80s, there are easter eggs. These are things within the game that the original programmer makes without anyone else's knowledge and hides within the game's code. Whoever can find Haliday's easter egg will win the game.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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