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Ready Player One

Cline, Ernest (Audiobook CD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ready Player One
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Authors: Cline, Ernest
Title: Ready player one
[sound recording]
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2011
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 41 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Ernest Cline
Notes: Compact discs
Additional Contributors: Wheaton, Wil
ISBN: 9780307970060
030797006X
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction CLINE
Performers: Read by Wil Wheaton.
Subject Headings: Regression (Civilization) Fiction Virtual reality Fiction Utopias Fiction Puzzles Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Audiobooks
Topical Term: Regression (Civilization)
Virtual reality
Utopias
Puzzles
Publisher No: RHA3179 Books on Tape
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Life in 2044 is rather bleak and most people escape into the OASIS, an immersive virtual reality. The founder of this virtual reality leaves his fortune to the first to win a contest, comprised of puzzles and tasks based on 1980s popular culture. Three teens compete to win against an evil conglo... Read More »


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Sep 18, 2014
  • welcha1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good listen. Times a bit slow, but interesting story and worth a listen for sure!

Apr 08, 2014
  • CL70 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book. Excellent plot and very original, one of the best audiobooks I have listened.

Jun 08, 2013
  • Taz12658 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book! This is my number one recommendation for the summer. Computers, virtual reality gone wild, a race against others to win the prize...and stay alive. You won't regret picking up this book--you won't be able to put it down.

Mar 16, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This fantastic book blends a traditional quest narrative with obscure pop culture and gaming lore. Wil Wheaton in particular does an amazing job with the audio book.

Jan 12, 2013
  • librarylizzard rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I would recommend this story to anyone looking for something different. It doesn't just focus on video games, it explores how a digital future might corrupt and otherwise impact our society. The plot is engrossing and the characters are very well drawn. Those that grew up in the 80s will love the references to 80s pop culture. As another '89er I just missed living it all, but was familiar with a lot of what was mentioned.

Dec 29, 2012
  • jreiner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just finished listening to the audio book for this book. I just have to say that I was blown away. I was born in 89 and missed a lot of the pop culture expressed in this book but I still loved every second of it.
- James Reiner

Dec 04, 2012
  • hmcgivney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I. Love. This. Book. Any lingering crush that I had on Wil Wheaton from his Star Trek: The Next Generation days has totally been revived, because he did an awesome job with the narration. I'm a little young to get some of the '80s references, but I remember enough so that I had a rockin' good time. It's so much fun!

Jul 02, 2012
  • karen4191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent, richly imagined story!

Jun 27, 2012
  • mccal006 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Geeky and glorious homage to the 80s pop culture, video games, and all things geek And brilliantly read in the audio book by geek icon Wil Wheaton! One of my all-time favorites.

Mar 16, 2012
  • danielestes rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (screenwriter of the indie film "Fanboys") is a love letter to those who grew up on 80's video games and geek pop culture. References to movies, songs and especially games are everywhere! Some are cleverly disguised so if you're in on the joke, it's like a wink from the author.

The story takes place in the bleak future of 2044, which is imagined as all of our world's current problems compounded over the next 30 years. (i.e. skyrocketing energy costs, rising unemployment, educational deterioration, exacerabated economic inequality, etc.) But little of this seems to matter because most spend their time in a utopian MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) world called The Oasis, which is a high-resolution digital reality where people play, work and live.

The fun begins when one of the creators of The Oasis passes away and leaves his fortune to whoever wins his one final game, and to succeed the story's protagonist, Wade Watts, will need to be versed in all things 1980's.

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Apr 08, 2014
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