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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198,096

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

I'm not a gamer, but I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Before I listened to the book, I read some reviews that said this book was only for gamers and if you aren't a gamer, you wouldn't like the book. Well, I'm not a gamer, and I loved it.

The story was full of suspense, mystery and puzzles. The main character was very developed, so I got to know him very well. The scenes, environment, puzzles and characters were described in rich detail, so I felt like I was really there. The gaming elements were also very detailed, so I was able to follow the action. During the story, I alternated between binge listened because I loved it, and taking breaks because I didn't want it to end.

Will Wheaton pulled me in so I was completely involved in the story. No over acting. No monotone. No crazy voices or false accents. No weird pauses or pace. Just perfection.

  • The Twelfth Insight

  • The Hour of Decision
  • By: James Redfield
  • Narrated by: Bruce Thomas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The fourth book in the Celestine Series, this is an adventure tale, both suspensful and contemplative, that builds on the insights introduced in Redfield's previous books. It describes a new wave of religious tolerance and integrity that is now silently arriving, in reaction to watching years of religious warfare and political corruption.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love Redfields Insights

  • By ANGEL BAKER on 03-08-12

Practical Implementation of Spiritual Tools

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

If you could sum up The Twelfth Insight in three words, what would they be?

Lots of people talk about spirituality, The 12th Insight gives practical advice and tools in fictional format. Very useful. And Bruce Thomas' narration was good too...differentiated the characters without overacting or melodrama.