By

Read By

Wil Wheaton

Length

15 hrs and 40 mins

Audiobook Review

Ready Player One

Genre(s)

Ernest Cline

Overall
Performance

This made my geeky, 80s child, sci-fi fan, pop culture loving inner self sing.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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Beautifully detailed, carefully crafted and crammed full of nostalgic references, this is sci-fi perfection,

A lighthearted, entertaining, fast paced story with a fizzy plot.

The film adaptation was well cast and quite good, but not brilliant.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

It was narrated by none other than Star Trek's Wil Wheaton, which was right on brand and a playful bonus. His performance was spot on and it was fun to hear him referencing himself.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Listening to this is like watching a classic 80s film brought up to date. I'm thinking War Games.
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ABOUT

Ready Player One

THE BLURB

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

It's the year 2044 and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of 10,000 planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late 20th century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.