Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ready Player One - YA Audiobook Review

Well, I'm not off to a great start with this challenge.  I couldn't even make it through Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (15 hours, 46 minutes).  I love audiobooks of all kinds: nonfiction, biography, science, science fiction, fiction for young, middle, and old.  I tried and tried, but finally had to admit defeat.  There wasn't anything to hold my interest here.  The characters are shallow, the landscape is shallow, and the 80's references were giving me seriously bad flashbacks.

Wil Wheaton does a fine job of narrating, but it just wasn't enough for me.  I kept thinking, "Wait a minute, aren't you the twit I kept trying to get away from in the lunchroom in Grade 9?"  And I was a total geek, then and now: the theme to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is my ringtone for gosh sake!  Now THERE is a good book and radio play, come to think of it...

Sorry, I guess I'm just not the right demographic for this one.

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