Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Audio Book Review: Ready Player One

Ali Listens is my new review title for Audio book Reviews.  I wanted to start splitting up my reviews into categories.  Something I've been wanting to do for awhile, just haven't had the chance.  More categories coming soon, but this is the one I wanted to start with.

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Random House NY
Audio Publisher: Random House Audio
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 15 Hours and 46 Min.
Read From: October 10th - October 17th
Reading Challenges: None

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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

I have put this review off for awhile now, mainly because after reading this book my mind was in a million different places at once and I wasn't sure how to explain to you how amazing this book was.  If you're a gamer like me or anyone that likes comic books, you will love this book.  It's filled with tons of references to other things from our pasts, but it in a good way that didn't make me feel old while reading.

Ernest Cline is an extraordinary author that drew me into this future world he came up with right away. I loved every second of reading this book and I caught myself many times on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The best thing about this book was how unpredictable it was, I wasn't sure what was going to happen in the end.

The characters themselves were ones that I connected with on a great level, being a gamer (Yep people I'm a gamer who plays World of Warcraft and her Xbox all the time!) this book and made me feel right at home, but the characters felt like people I had known my whole life.

The audio book was fantastic as well, the story of course drew me in and kept my attention wrapped up in the story, but the narrator they chose to read the book was perfection! There are times when I'm listening to books and the voice drives me nuts so I just stop listening or I have to force myself to listen, not with Ready Player One.  Wil Wheaton was perfection for this story! 

As you should know, I'm a spoiler free review blogger and I don't like spoiling anything for readers, but seriously I really loved all the action in this book and the tasks were fantastic! It made me want to go back and play those games again or watch those movies that were referenced.  Ready Player One is a book that I could read/listen to over and over again and still love it even more every time I re-read.  Which I intend to do! 

The only thing I didn't like about this book was when it ended, I need more of what happened next, I need more of these characters. Author Ernest Cline if you're reading this, please write more!!! 

If you haven't read Ready Player One, what are you waiting for? Seriously, this book has made it to my Top 10 Favorite Books of All Times List! (I'll link this list as soon as I post it!)  I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves adventure, games, movies, music, damn I would recommend this to any adult! Go get you a copy today, that is if you don't already have it.   This is a book that will stay with you forever.  I know I could talk about it all day, especially with someone who has read it, so go do that and come back and chat with me about it. 

I'm guessing you know what rating I'm going to give Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  If you read the review above it's not really that hard to figure it out. 

The Story Rating 

Audio Rating

 Here at Ali's Bookshelf we accept books in exchange for a honest review. The book above came from my own self.   The Audio, I bought myself through Audible. We also use Amazon Affiliate links at times.

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