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Good book, but!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-2016

Any additional comments?

I really like Wil Wheaton as a reader. The first book I listened to by Wil Wheaton was " Ready play one". I enjoyed that story and the way he read it. In fact I never wanted it to end. He has an infectious warm energy in his reading. I am a fan. So marking a 2 for performance does not feel right as he is better imho than that. Please take my 2 as a comment on editorial decisions and not the reading.

This is my first book by this writer. I really enjoyed the last few chapters. This is a good writer. The problem is the use of the words "said"! it detracts from the reading and all I heard for the first 20+ chapters. I think in book form using "said" would be ok. But in audio you are hearing it sometime every few seconds. It does not translate from paper to audio. I would avoid books by this author if they had the same issue despite liking his writing.

Please take some editorial license and work out a better way to edit the use of "Jon said, "Mike said", "fred said". It detracts from enjoying the story.

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Sad it ended.

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

Reviewed: 21-05-2016

What other book might you compare Ready Player One to, and why?

Jitterbug perfume for the way this book draws you into a world of its own.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the whole book

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The 80's is back, game on!

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and I so sad it ended. The 80'e references make it nostalgic, funny and entertaining all at the same time. The author must have spent as much time as I did in the games room of the skate park or bowling ally as I did in the 80's.

If you grew up in the 80's, and saved your pocket money to play Pacman, Galga, Astroids or Space invaders, Then in later years Everquest, Warcraft and any similar you will be right at home with the book. Let your quest begin.

I gave a copy of the book to my kids and excitedly talked them through what a TRS 80 was and how my first game was just text. My kids are loving it.

Will Wheaton was a great reader. First book I have had from him and will look for more.

Strange but weird

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2016

This is what it must be like to hear strange voices in your head. Each having weird requests.

Go Shadow!