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- Listening Length: 15 hours and 40 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 April 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007ROETX6
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In the grim future of the year 2044, the world has become obsessed with living inside the virtual world of the OASIS, an online reality created by the late billionaire James Halliday. Upon the news of his passing, it is revealed that when the OASIS was created, an Easter egg was hidden inside the online universe by Halliday himself, and his entire $250 billion fortune, would go to the player who can find it. The contest however, is not that simple – requiring players to sift through every little detail of the creator’s life and his fixation on 80’s pop culture and videogames, to unravel a series of riddles and clues, leading towards finding the egg. That, and being against big corporations working together who will stop at nothing (and I mean nothing) to acquire it.
Are you ready, Player One?
Every so often, a book comes along that feels like it was written especially for you. This is what Ready Player One felt like to me. It combined everything I could want from a book and ticked all the boxes. It was a breath of fresh air in science fiction and was unlike anything I’ve ever read before and that being said, it’s worth a read. (No seriously, go and pick it up now) Especially if you’re a giant nerd at heart.
The first thing I have to mention is, Cline knows his stuff. From the get go, this book is filled to the brim with nods and references to 80’s pop culture and old school video games, which are the driving force behind its epic plot.Read more ›
I consumed it through audio, and Will Wheaton, aka the young Ensign Crusher from Star Trek, did the job perfectly.
I found some of the descriptions a little long and bordered on the tedious, but after the second half the story really got going and held the tension well to a respectable finish.
Part of the problem is that it is a lot more rare now for me to come across a book that captivates me.
I may find the subject matter interesting, or feel as though it is a book I "ought" to have read, but I am seldomly captivated, in the sense of sacrificing my computer time in favor of reading, staying up late thinking "Just one more chapter" and being mentally obsessed with a character for days.
I was captivated by this book. I bought it on a whim upon hearing that Spielberg is turning it into a film, only having read the blurb. From page one I was interested and it wasn't long until I was captivated. I finished it in a matter of days and emerged from the world created by Cline unsettled, satisfied, intrigued, and disappointed that the story had to end. It is a world that, well, I wouldn't necessarily want to live in, but that I enjoyed immensely and would love to immerse myself in for long hours, just as Wade immerses himself in the OASIS.
This has also given me a new challenge - watch/read/listen to the many 80s references present in this book and understand why these references are important to this storyline.
In short, read this, as it is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its a nice read, I enjoyed its combination of future and nostalgia.Published 4 hours ago by John Leo
This is the best amalgamation of reality and fiction that I have ever come across. Simply loved it. Finished the book in a week.Published 2 days ago by Garima Gupta
Could not put this book down. Last book I had this on was the Martian.Published 3 days ago by Kitoban
This is a really engaging and funny book - written in a refreshingly direct (almost blunt) fashion without any unnecessarily long winded descriptions. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
I found this to be a very enjoyable read. It had an uncommon story line, was well written and the characters had depth.Published 7 days ago by S O Brien
Great, light and really nicely thought book! I can recommend it to anyone, especially boys and girls into Indie games etc.Published 8 days ago by Sarah W
All I can say is what a book, the further I got into the book the more engrossed I got, 5 Stars.Published 10 days ago by Scott
A beautiful book from the first pages to the last, the emotion throughout, the character development and pop references. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joseph P
It’s hard to describe how frustrating Ready Player one is to read. This book is only going to be interesting if you are a geek/ gamer/ never read a well written book before. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mr. A. Hazan