Ready Player One

Cline, Ernest

Audiobook CD - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ready Player One

Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2011
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
ISBN: 9780307970060
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction CLINE
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 41 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wheaton, Wil


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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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Feb 17, 2015
  • samrain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I rarely leave comments, so consider this a testament to how good this audiobook is.

Wil Wheaton did an amazing job of capturing the main character. I love how the story kept unfolding. At times I found it incredibly hard to stop listening to it, and I don't really even like video games all that much.

I would love to see this made into a movie, or even better, a second book.

Oct 28, 2014

Even if you've already read this, the audiobook is a must-listen: Wil Wheaton, Wesley Crusher himself, narrates, and perfectly captures Wade's geeky excitement as he races to solve a high-tech treasure hunt.

Sep 18, 2014
  • welcha1 rated this: 4 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!

Aug 17, 2012
  • BeckyHelton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved the print version of this book, but they don't have a rating high enough to tell how much I loved the Wil Wheaton-narrated audio version. Wheaton is a very talented actor & book narrator, but just knowing who he is adds a layer of geek to the audio version..... it is just fantastic, I tell everyone about this book.

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Mar 17, 2015
  • VV5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Dilettantes,’ Art3mis said. ‘It’s their own fault for not knowing all the Schoolhouse Rock! lyrics by heart.”

Mar 17, 2015
  • VV5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yes, but what test? What test was I supposed to take? The Kobayashi Maru? The Pepsi Challenge? Could the clue have been any more vague?

Mar 17, 2015
  • VV5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I was watching a collection of vintage '80s cereal commercials when I paused to wonder why cereal manufacturers no longer included toy prizes inside every box. It was a tragedy, in my opinion. Another sign that civilization was going straight down the tubes.”

Mar 17, 2015
  • VV5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Videogames are the only thing that make life bearable.”


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

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