I don’t know what to say, most of the reviews say the book is a little too long and goes on and on, but I don’t think so. This lays out trauma, friendships and success perfectly. Life sucks even when it’s really good.
“Brilliant,” said the NPC as he finally lay down the book.
I don't care even a little for video games, this book is so good I miss the characters. It could be any business. It is the growth and development of the characters. No one character is more important than another you care about them all. Narration is perfect. Give it a try.
I wanted to love this book. However it went on and on. I wouldnt waste your credit on this.
I found it a little long and a little slow in parts. I found myself liking the characters less as the book progressed
Enjoyed this book. A few parts where it slowed a bit, but overall the character development was excellent and I felt compelled to keep going-even when my commute was over!
Heartfelt and lovelt
Terrific novel whether you're a gamer or not.
OMG the narration drove me so crazy. It was SOOO robotic. While I thought the story itself was so beautiful and tragic. I don’t know if you wanted it to be audio telling of it to be monotone because of the computer angle, but it was absolute torture to get through her reading the words which had so much meaning, and she read them like a freaking robot. What were you thinking? It was really hard to plow through the only reason why I did was because I cared about the characters but this woman sucked.
I wanted to like this book, but the 2 main characters are insufferable and unlikeable. Sadie is, for lack of a better word an asshole! I don’t understand how this is supposed to be a story of great friendship when the 2 barely speak to each other and Sadie always has some arbitrary reason for being mad at Sam. The book is way too long and has parts that don’t add anything to the story. It felt like the author was checking off a checklist of tropes and she wanted to make sure to include them all.
At some point the story started to feel a little circular and repetitive but despite that I still thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters. I was moved enough to genuinely cry at points and was interested in the story even though video games as a subject isn't generally something I chase after.
I loved all of the characters in this book and was sad when the story ended. Great narration, too, really enjoyed it!
Loved how the author portrayed a broad, diverse group of themes.
I love the book! ❤️
I’m a 50 something year old woman with little to no gaming experience but loved this book. Very well written.
Almost immediately I felt a strong connection with Sam and Sadie, and near the end I sensed dread at the prospect of not having Sam, Sadie, & Marx in my ear, I love them! Even as a non-gamer I was drawn into the appeal of both playing and creating game worlds, and I unexpectedly found Shakespeare profound in a whole new light. I didn’t expect to find classics literature interwoven with references to Mario and Donkey Kong. Ultimately a fantastic telling of friendship across a lifetime.
Loved the style this story was written in. Enjoyed all the characters. Would recommend!
I thought it was very long. If you are not a gamer and no nothing about gaming it is very tedious. However, The story and characters are good.
What a great story over the span of years. Enjoyed the narration as well.
Maybe if I was a gamer I’d like it more but I’m giving it a 2.75. Totally lost me at about the 3/4 part. But it did have a sweet story. Sorry it’s not for me !!
I love this book but I don’t know that I would have actually finished it if I had read it. I had to listen to it. And I couldn’t stop listening to it. The story is wonderful on so many levels and the audio is so well done!
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