Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
If you use the search are of this website, you will find that I have talked about this audio many times throughout the years. I have probably listened through it ten time, and to this day call it one of my all time favorite audio books. ~Sheila
Ir is the year 2044 and life is dismal at best.
When students are not in their virtual schools, or adults trying to eek out a small existence, everyone spends their time in the Oasis, an online virtual world that is far better than the real one.
The Oasis was created by a brilliant man names James Holiday who never married, kept to himself and created like a mad man. At the time of his death he is worth billions.
And that is the kicker.
As Holiday had no family to speak of, he instead offers up a challenge. He has hidden an aster Egg in one of the many worlds of The Oasis. There are keys that must be collected in order to reach the final destination of the egg. The first person to find it, wins it all.
Total game changer.
Wade Watts is on the low-end of the food chain. He lives with his aunt in the stacks (trailer homes stacked upon one another). He has no money to his name and spends all of his spare time in the Oasis. Hearing about the Easter Egg and receiving the first clue along with millions of others was enough to make him dream of possibilities – yet years go by and no one figures out the clue to get the first key and many are starting to think it was Holiday being a little off.
Until one day something changes. The score board to the Easter Egg has remained the same for years… until today. Someone has figured out the clue and now possesses the first key…
that someone is Wade Watts.
Ready Player One.
Ready Player One is an audio I promote all the time. Narrated by the AMAZING-YOU-CAN-READ-THE-NEWSPAPER-TO-ME-ANYTIME Wil Wheaton. (SIGH girl crush…..) I can’t praise this one enough. In fact every time I talk about it – I want to listen to it again.. This is why it makes my all time favorite audio list . If you enjoy a good dystopian novel, 80’s references and a fun gamer theme… seriously YOU MUST listen to this audio. While I own the book, I have never read it. I always have gone audio and can not imagine it any other way.