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Ready Player One

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ernest Cline

Narrated By: Wil Wheaton

Date: April 2012

Duration: 15 hours 41 minutes


Brought to you by Penguin.


A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

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.

If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's latest geek masterpiece!

'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent

'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN

'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow

'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail

© Ernest Cline 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2012


  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    Really well narrated. So good, it was hard to take breaks. Very entertaining for those of us who lived through the 80s! Great for long car journeys.

  • Anonymous

    What the hell? So monotone...! And what the heck do you mean by evan-gel-lion???? It’s gal not gel

  • damian salt

    Fantastic narration and great book.

  • Sandra Oliveira

    It has been a long time since I enjoyed a book and an adventure so much. This was my first experience with audiobooks and I think now the bar is set really high. Extra points to the narrator. On point

  • Charlotte V.

    I absolutely loved loved loved this book!! Will weaton is a great narrator too. I can’t wait to start the sequel

  • Monica S.

    Great plot and lots of references from the 80’s. Will Wheaton does an excelent job. Had lots of fun and couldn’t stop listening until the end.

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