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Ready Player One

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ernest Cline

Narrated By: Wil Wheaton

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital

Date: April 2012

Duration: 15 hours 41 minutes


It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.

Wil Wheaton is an American actor and writer best known for his role as Wesley Crusher in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and for playing Gordie Lachance in the film Stand By Me. More recently, he has appeared in several episodes of the TV series The Big Bang Theory as himself.


  • Catherine s

    love love this story and looking forward to the movie . wil wheaton did a great job reading it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Dan H

    Stumbled across this. It sucked me in and spat me out 15 hours later. What a tale! Wil Wheaton was a perfect match for this book. Now one of my top sci-fi novels ever, can't recommend enough. Get it you won't regret it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Amanda A

    Great book. One of my favourites. Will wheatons voice gets annoying though but apart from that he did a great job narrating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tim Cawte

    Loved this book ... found myself staying in the car to keep listening even though i was home .... right up there with the best Ive read/listen to .... i cant believe the research and knowledge that went into this ...well worth the 5 stars

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Keith H.

    I LOVE this book! 10/10 would recommend! Wil Wheaton does a GREAT job narrating, and combined with the gripping story, this makes for one hell of a good read!

  • Yi-wen C.

    An amazing book! It brings back memories whenever I read it. A must-read!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome book! So much better than the movie

  • Craig L.

    Great narrator and almost completely different from the film fantastically well done

  • Kerryn H.

    I really enjoyed this book. A fun and exciting tale, made more enjoyable by the excellent narration by Wil Wheaton (the perfect choice). So much better than the movie. Great geeky 1980s nostalgia!

  • Kate S.

    Great narration! Will Wheaton was matched so well with this novel. I listened to the first 5 mins randomly while browsing. I didn’t stop listening for the next 15 hrs. Absolutely sucked me in and i loved it immensely! Give it a listen! You will not regret it!

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