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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 200,965
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,252

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

Great story.....but

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

Reviewed: 03-18-14

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ready Player One?

The explosion

Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

I liked how Wil Wheaton portrayed Daito and Shouto. Probably the most realistic sounding of all the characters. Though any lack in believability more of an issue of how the author wrote each characters voice than with Wil's delivery

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

n/a

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this story and found it a little frightening to see that the future written about is a very real and dark possibility for us. I wish the author had a little more talent in writing tone and conversations. It tends to pull me out of the fantasy when an 80-something is yelling words like "dude" and "jerk". Pretty well all of the characters speak with the same mannerisms.

  • Self-Inflicted Wounds

  • Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation
  • By: Aisha Tyler
  • Narrated by: Aisha Tyler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124

Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it - weightier than you might think

  • By Kevin on 10-25-13

Laughing fool on the train

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

Reviewed: 03-18-14

Where does Self-Inflicted Wounds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best

What did you like best about this story?

The overall lesson these small and highly entertaining stories provided

What about Aisha Tyler’s performance did you like?

She's a great performer. She knows how to make her voice sound natural and not like a lecture/speech

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

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