Ready Player OneAudiobook CD - 2011
From Library Staff
Dystopian joyride through space via the internet on a big-stakes scavenger hunt with a bit of romance.
JCLKathrynC Jul 08, 2019
By far one of my favorite books to date. The attention to detail is amazing and if you understand all of the gaming references Cline makes in the books it is even better. I will warn you, if you read the book and love it, the film adaptation may seem lackluster and disappointing.
Wade Watts spends all of his time plugged into OASIS, a virtual online utopia, so that he can forget about his real life. He dreams of finding the three keys rumored to have been left behind in OASIS by it's creator.
JCLDevinB Dec 09, 2018
The narration by everyone's favorite gaming geek icon, Wil Wheaton, was fantastic. It was without a doubt the best part of the audiobook. Unfortunately, nothing could save this overblown nerd-boy joyride from itself. The non-stop 80s references focused almost exclusively on the contributions of m... Read More »
JCLDevinB Dec 09, 2018
Nothing could save this overblown nerd-boy joyride from itself. The non-stop 80s references focused almost exclusively on the contributions of male artist to 80s pop and nerd culture. Perhaps if Ernest Cline had spent more than a few moments thinking about inclusivity he would have acknowledged t... Read More »
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green_elephant_1823 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
black_tiger_591 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 30
blue_panda_5160 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 46
white_gorilla_48 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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“‘You mentioned that once on your blog. Two years ago.’ I almost cited the date of the actual blog entry before I realized it would make me sound even more like a cyber-stalking super-creep.”
"This ‘girl,’ whom I’d been cyber-crushing on for the past three years, might very well be an obese, hairy-knuckled guy named Chuck."
"Once I’d done my homework on Sorrento, I felt like I was ready to sit down with the devil."
"Dual zones permitted the use of both magic and technology, and null zones didn’t allow either. There were pacifist zones where no player-versus-player combat was allowed, and player-versus-player zones where it was every avatar for themselves."
Parzival: "The female of the species has always found me repellent."
Art3mis: "I don't find you repellent."
"I’d heard all the clichéd warnings about the perils of falling for someone you only knew online, but I ignored them. I decided that whoever Art3mis really was, I was in love with her. I could feel it, deep in the soft, chewy caramel center of my being."
"She was wearing evening attire: a gunmetal blue dress that looked like it was — spray-painted on."
Coarse Language: By the 2nd page, there is already some coarse language, but not extremely bad
Coarse Language: Corse language infrequent but makes this book unsuitable for under 13 years.
SummaryAdd a Summary
This kid is very poor and very alone. Being in this virtual world allows him to escape. He grows up in this society that is falling apart and only wants to find fortune. He stumbles upon his first clue into a puzzle everyone else has given up on. It leads into the most adventurous roller coaster of a lifetime, with plenty of retro 80's to go along with it.